The 1998 World Series, the 94th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series, matched the New York Yankees of the American League and the San Diego Padres of the National League. The Yankees swept the Series in four games to capture their second World Series championship in three years and their 24th overall. It was San Diego’s second World Series appearance and their first since 1984, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers. This was officially the first World Series that Bud Selig presided as Commissioner of Baseball, although he had presided over the Commissioner’s Trophy presentation at the end of the 1995 and 1997 World Series.
For the first time, the same city—San Diego—hosted both the final World Series game and the Super Bowl the same year; not only were they held in the same city, they were both also held in the same stadium—Qualcomm Stadium.
This was the first year this particular World Series logo was used. It was only used again in the 1999 World Series.