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On this date in 2009: Yankees back on top

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 2009, the New York Yankees won their twenty-seventh World Series title in franchise history. The Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. It was the first title for the Bronx Bombers since 2000 and the first at the new Yankee Stadium.

Eventual World Series MVP, Hideki Matsui, set the tone with a two-run tater to right off Pedro Martinez during the second stanza. Matsui collected six-RBI. That total tied Matsui for the single most in a single World Series contest with Bobby Richardson, who did so in Game 3 of the 1960 Fall Classic.

Andy Pettitte earned the victory and became joined Derek Lowe as the second pitcher to win the series clincher in the ALDS, ALCS, and World Series in a single postseason.