New York Yankees Path To World Series Championship

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  • 1. New York Yankees Path to World Series Championship By: Christina Cohen
  • 2. New Yankee Stadium
    • The Yankees had a new stadium be built for the 2009 season.
    • Construction began August 17, 2006 and opened on April 3, 2009 in the exhibition game vs. the Chicago Cubs.
    • First regular season game in the new stadium was on April 16, 2009
    • - It holds 51,800 people and cost approximately $1.3 billion.
  • 3. 2009 Season
      • The New York Yankees had a very successful season.
      • They had 15 walk-off wins during the regular season.
      • After every walk-off win, starting pitcher A.J Burnett would pie the person who got the winning hit in the face.
  • 4. Pie in the face after walk off win
  • 5. 2009 Season
      • The Yankees finished off the 2009
    • season with a 103-59 record, which
    • was the best record in the MLB.
      • They won the American League
    • East, ahead of the Boston Red Sox,
    • Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue
    • Jays, and the Baltimore Orioles.
      • Clinching the best record gave
    • the Yankees home field advantage
    • throughout the duration of the playoffs .
  • 6. Yankees vs. Twins
      • The New York Yankees played the Minnesota Twins in the American League Division Series (ALDS).
      • The Yankees swept the Twins in three games.
      • The Yankees were headed to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) for the first time since 2004.
  • 7. Yankees vs. Angels
      • The Yankees were 5-5 vs. the Angels during the season.
      • The Yankees beat the Angels 4-2 in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).
      • They won their 40th American League pennant
    • and their first since 2003.
  • 8. Yankees vs. Phillies
      • The Philadelphia Phillies were the defending World Series Champs.
      • The Yankees beat the Phillies 4-2 and won their 27th World Series Championship.
      • It was their first World Series title since winning in 2000.
      • Many Yankees players experienced their first career World Series Championship.
  • 9. Yankees celebration after winning their 27th World Series
  • 10. Yankees ‘Ticker Tape’ Parade
      • The Yankees celebrated their 27th World Series parade as an organization, following the traditional route up Broadway.
      • The ticker-tape parade began on Broadway at Battery Place and continued uptown along the Canyon of Heroes to Chambers Street.
      • A ceremony was held at City Hall Plaza, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented the Bronx Bombers with the Keys to the City.
      • Jay-Z performed “Empire State of Mind”, which is also known as the 2009 ‘Yankees Anthem’ live at the City Hall ceremony.
  • 11. Major Milestones
      • Mariano Rivera gets his 500th career save.
      • Yankees win 27th World Series Championship.
      • Derek Jeter passes Lou Gehrig on the Yankees all time hit list.
  • 12. Important Postseason Plays/Players
      • Johnny Damon stealing two bases in Game 4 of the ALCS vs. the Angels in a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth inning with 2 outs.
      • Hideki Matsui won MVP of the World Series, batting .615 (8 for 13) with three homeruns and eight RBI’s. In Game 6 of the World Series, he had six RBI’s and was a triple short of the cycle. His 6 RBI’s were the most by any player in a World Series clincher. He was also the first Japanese born player to win World Series MVP.
      • Alex Rodriguez was very successful throughout the entire postseason. He had numerous clutch hits which he hasn’t done in past postseasons.
  • 13. Thank You For Watching