The Champions of 2009

In 1923, the original Yankee Stadium opened and was home to the franchise's first World Series champions. 2009, it's a new Yankee Stadium and the team's 27th title.
Congratulations to Hideki Matsui, whose 6 RBIs in game 6 clinched him series MVP honors.
This classy professional hitter broke in at Yankee Stadium with an opening day grand slam homer in 2003. That season ended with October disappointment as the Marlins surprised the Yankees in the World Series.
This year, back in the Fall Classic, Matsui was the Yankees' hottest hitter, hitting the go-ahead homer off Pedro Martinez in game two and helped nail down the Championship Trophy by becoming the second player ever to drive in six runs in a World Series game (joining former Yankee Bobby Richardson in the record books). #55 joins the parade of Yankees post-season legends that reach all the way back to Babe Ruth.
Recording the final five outs, the incomparable Mariano Rivera. After he nails down the save, time for the on-field celebration.
Special thanks to Jeff Canova, who was on hand for the final game to capture the scoreboard, Rivera and the pandemonium!


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