With 27 World Series Championships, the MLB’s New York Yankees are the winningest organization in all of American sports. When you realize that there’ve only been 111 World Series played thus far, you grasp the fact that the Yankees have won a whopping 24% of them. But despite all that glory, the haters will always ask: what are the worst Yankees moments?
With lots of winning inevitably comes lots of dislike, and it’s no secret that supporters of other teams tend to despise the Yankees. Maybe the team's outspoken fan base plays a role in the widespread disdain, or perhaps it’s simply the manner in which they’ve defeated so many other franchises, leaving sad memories and a bad taste in the mouths of their fans. Whatever the case, there’s no denying that it brings many people great joy to see the New York Yankees doing poorly. Believe it or not, as well great as they’ve been through the years, they’re not immune to moments of poor performance and humiliating fails - with a slew of embarrassing Yankees moments to look back on.Whether they’re losing baseball games, losing their cool, losing credibility, or really doing anything that isn’t hoisting up The Commissioner's Trophy, haters of the Yankees can revel in the glory of their nemesis at any of their embarrassing and funny moments. Vote up the most memorable Yankees fails below!
Losing the 2004 ALCS after leading the series 3-0.Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
After defeating the Red Sox in the first three games of the series and being one win away from the World Series, the New York Yankees lost four consecutive times to their rivals.837Agree or disagree?
Yankees fans straight up quit supporting their team in 1966.Photo: flickr / CC0The Yankees went 70-89 that year, but it was specifically on September 22 that their 65,000-seat stadium had a paid attendance of 413. That's right - their smallest “crowd” in history.547Agree or disagree?
The Yankees get beaten so badly the final score looked like a football blowout.Photo: flickr / CC0On September 1, 2004, the Cleveland Indians absolutely annihilated the Yankees. It wasn’t just that they scored 22 times, but also that they didn’t allow the Yankees to score a single run, resulting in their worst loss ever.486Agree or disagree?
That time Alex Rodriguez "accidentally" slapped Bronson Arroyo’s glove.Video: YouTubeLate in a crucial situation during Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS that the Yankees went on to lose, Alex Rodriguez slapped Bronson Arroyo's glove, knocking the ball loose in an attempt to reach base safely. Initially it worked, but the umpires came together and reversed the call.477Agree or disagree?