NEW YORK (AP) _ A hacker did to the New York Yankees' Web site what the Mets failed to do to the pinstriped team on the field _ shut it down.

The team's official site, www.yankees.com, was temporarily closed early Friday, hours after the Yankees clinched their third straight World Series title by defeating the Mets 4-2 in Game 5.

``There was a hacking incident. The Web site was temporarily shut down because of it,'' Yankees spokesman Rick Cerrone said. ``We have turned it over to the FBI and intend to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.''

The site was up and running Friday, with the home page displaying a colorful graphic of the World Series 2000 logo and the word ``Champions.''