The New York Yankees made history yet again Thursday, collecting the franchise’s 10,000th regular-season win — and ensuring a spot in Tuesday’s wild-card game.
It’s about time: New York fans had to watch the Yanks lose three straight to the pathetic Red Sox before finally putting Boston in its place 4-1 Thursday.
The triumph gives the Yanks yet one more big boast for the record books: They’re the only American League team to have crossed the 10,000-season-wins mark.
Yes, five National League clubs already reached that milestone — but the senior circuit had a 25-year head start. And the Bombers are also one of just two teams (along with the Cardinals) to win 100-plus postseason games.
The big win also came just nine days after the death of all-time Yankee-great Yogi Berra — who was with the team for more than 1,200 of those 10,000 wins and collected 10 championship rings.