Sunday, October 21, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 21, 1998 -- On the Edge of a World Series Sweep

October 21, 1998: The Yankees went up 3-0 in the World Series on Tuesday; we led with the result, then did an early-evening update asking if the Padres could avoid the sweep. (They couldn't.)

Also notable: The first Hometown AOL promo to date in the second text promo. Hometown AOL was AOL's web page building product for members, like Geocities, except without all the sparkly bling.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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