The Dodgers, aka "The Comeback Kids," won a 14-11 victory over the Orioles in Manhasset's first major league World Series on Father's Day, June 21, 1998.
The Dodgers went into the playoffs in last place and rose to victory by defeating the Yankees in the first round 6-3. They made it to the World Series by eliminating the Mets 15-3.
In the final World Series game, the Dodgers were ahead of the Orioles with a 5-0 lead, only to find themselves behind 9-10 entering the sixth inning. The Dodgers then scored five more times and held on to win 14-11. There was such excitement for the teams, the parents and the spectators who came out to see the game.
The success of the team can be attributed to the tireless efforts of the coaches, Thomas Amato, John Abanzino and Jerry Mulderrig and all the parents who dedicated countless hours and helped to develop each of the players' potential and taught them to understand the game, play together as a team and have fun.
The coaches truly inspired these kids, some of whom had never played baseball before.
A special thanks for the hard work and dedication of Jim Judge for making this all possible and to Hothem Enterprises, who sponsored the winning team.