MLB: 2009 World Series - New York Yankees
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It was the matchup many had hoped for - the defending World Series(R) champion Philadelphia Phillies(TM) against the team that had won more titles than any team in any sport: the New York Yankees(R). Both squads featured game-changing players, elite pitchers and a knack for late-inning comebacks. No team had won more road games than the Phillies. No team had won more home games than the Yankees. Both teams cut their way through the Division Series and League Championship Series with the same goal in mind. But when the final out of the Fall Classic(R) was recorded, it was the team with a Japanese-born hero and the best closer ever that prevailed. After winning their record 40th American League(R) pennant, the Yankees returned to glory by capturing their 27th World Series title in a taut, six-game series that had fans of both teams sweating it out in the early November chill. And it's all here: Matsui's magic...A-Rod's postseason resurgence...The Captain's clutchness... Mo's incredible domination...all culminating with a ticker tape parade before millions in Manhattan. It was in 1923 - their first year in Yankee Stadium(TM) - that the Yankees captured their first-ever World Series title. And it was in 2009 - their first year in the new Yankee Stadium - that they won their latest. Twenty-seven championships and counting. An astounding feat by any measure. ALDS Game 2: Alex Rodriguez HR, ALDS Game 2: Mark Teixeira Walk-Off HR, ALCS Game 2: Alex Rodriguez HR, ALCS Game 2: Yankees Walk-Off Win, ALCS Game 6: Last Out, WS Game 3: Alex Rodriguez HR, WS Game 4: Johnny Damon 9th Inning At-Bat, WS Game 4: Johnny Damon Stealing Second and Third Base, WS Game 4: Alex Rodriguez 9th Inning At-Bat, WS Game 6: Hideki Matsui HR, WS Game 6: Hideki Matsui 2-Run Single, WS Game 6: Hideki Matsui 2-Run Double, Final 3 Out of World Series and Celebration, Player Reactions, .



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