I was asked today, “What is an example of a great team?” My response: “The 1998 Padres.”
Tony, Trevor, Cammy, Wally, Steve, Greg, Kevin, Andy, Sterling. The 1998 San Diego Padres won the National League Pennant. The Padres had a roster full of talent, Bruce Bochy managing, and super likable. More than that, they were an exciting team to watch and energized the city of San Diego. They were the best team I ever saw in person.
And as for the World Series, Mark Langston struck out Tino Martinez in Game 1 leading to a four game sweep of the overmatched Yankees. At least, that's the way I remember it.