The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

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CATCHER

WT: 210 lbs. HT: 6-1
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: March 6, 1986
BIRTH PLACE: Valencia, Venezuela

Francisco Cervelli had an up-and-down season in his first year as Jorge Posada's primary backup.

In April and May, Cervelli batted .320 with 23 RBI. From June to August, though, he hit just .203 and drove in nine runs. He finished the season with a .371 batting average and 38 RBI.

Cervelli did not play in the ALDS

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