Welcome to the sixth edition of Bleacher Report’s MLB rivalry series.

In the weeks to come, we’ll highlight some of the biggest head-to-head rivalries in our national pastime and shine light on the past, present and future of those matchups.

So far, we’ve run through the following rivalries:

Next on the docket is a closer look at a rivalry that interleague play was designed for, between the New York Mets and New York Yankees.

The two teams didn’t meet for the first time in a game that counted until 1997, but their battle for superiority in the massive market that is New York has amplified their rivalry.

The following provides a look at notable numbers and notes, a detailed breakdown of the rivalry’s origins, an overview of some notable regular-season moments between the two teams, a rundown of their meeting in the 2000 World Series and finally a preview of the present and future outlook of both franchises.

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