A reader of the NY Daily News headline and opening would not think so. It says:
I looked on Baseball-Reference
and his name isn't on the roster. They open Naulty's "confession"
with him saying he was in the "dugout" when the Yankees "clinched" to advance to the World Series. It then moves to his feelings when "we won" (the World Series) and what he did after he left the "stadium"
that night. The reader is invited to think Naulty was on the World Series team when he was not. He made some appearances during the 1999 regular season. The NY Daily News introduction of Naulty's speech could've made that clear, but didn't. And as the headline says he was "from the 1999 World Series team."
- Because the Yankees allow it. They're asleep at the wheel.
- It's easy for media since the Yankees don't care.
- I haven't found that the NY Daily News has a "Corrections" page either in the paper or online. They can say whatever they want, assuming that's how you choose to make a living.
- It pleases the power elite in baseball, and that means money.
Reference: NY Daily News article, interview with Dan Naulty,
"Reliever Dan Naulty from 1999 World Series team spills ugly truth on Steroids," 12/23/07