Rank 'Em: Greatest Subway Series Moments

Created: May 18, 2010, 9:00 AM

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The modern Subway Series is in its third decade, and it's kept Big Apple baseball fans enthralled from the regular season all the way to the World Series.

We've selected 14 of the most entertaining or excruciating moments -- depending on whether you're a Yankees fan or a Mets fan -- and we want YOU to help us decide which of them outshines them all.

Hover your mouse over the images below for more details, then rank your favorite moments by dragging the thumbnails over to the right.

For a closer look at the moments we've selected, click here to check out our photo gallery.

- Matt Marrone, ESPNNewYork.com


 
 
  • In the first modern Subway Series game on June 16, 1997, Dave Mlicki silences the Bronx en route to a 6-0 Mets win.
  • Matt Franco caps an improbable Mets comeback with a two-run, game-winning single off Mariano Rivera on July 10, 1999.
  • In Game 2 of a two-stadium doubleheader on July 8, 2000, Roger Clemens hits Mike Piazza in the head, giving the catcher a concussion and creating bad blood that will last for years.
  • The Yankees take Game 1 of the 2000 World Series as Jose Vizcaino knocks in the winning run with a 12th-inning single.
  • In Game 2 of the 2000 Fall Classic, Mike Piazza shatters his bat and a piece bounces at Roger Clemens, who fires it in Piazza's general direction. Clemens later says he mistook it for the ball.
  • Todd Zeile scores on a Benny Agbayani double to help give the Mets their lone win in the 2000 Fall Classic.
  • Series MVP Derek Jeter sets the tone in Game 4 of the 2000 Fall Classic with a leadoff home run off Bobby Jones.
  • Joe Torre is carried off the field at Shea after the Yankees clinch the 2000 World Series in five games.
  • Mike Piazza gets revenge on Roger Clemens with a sixth-inning home run on June 15, 2002; but Mets pitcher Shawn Estes grabs headlines by homering off the Rocket, too -- as well as throwing behind Clemens when Roger's turn at the plate arrives.
  • Mets reliever Dae-Sung Koo doubles off Randy Johnson on May 21, 2005, for his first big-league hit; but as if that's not amazing enough, he hustles around to score all the way from second on a sac bunt.
  • On June 27, 2008, Carlos Delgado breaks a team record with nine RBIs -- including two home runs, one a grand slam -- as the Mets crush the Yankees, 15-6.
  • With the Mets just a routine play away from a win, Luis Castillo drops an easy popup and Mark Teixeira comes around to score for an improbable Yankees victory on June 12, 2009.
  • After Yankees reliever Brian Bruney and Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez have a pregame confrontation in the outfield, the Yankees crush Johan Santana -- in his worst career start to date -- en route to a 15-0 win on June 14, 2009.
  • On June 28, 2009, Mariano Rivera records his 500th save -- after picking up his first career RBI when he walks with the bases loaded against Francisco Rodriguez.