As the quote goes, "You can't script October." Well, that may be true, but there is no doubt this was the way for the Yankees to win their 27th World Series in franchise history.
Andy Pettitte is baseball's Brett Favre, except without the diva portion. He is a great player who still looks and plays like he's 22.
Mariano Rivera is the one man deserving to still hoist the great Jackie Robinson's No. 42.
Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter are arguably the two greatest players, not only in Yankee history, but the greatest players at their respective positions.
So how did it go down in the Bronx?
Well, it was not an American born player; it wasn't even an original Yankee draft pick. It was the great Japanese import, designated hitter Hideki Matsui, who would provide all the support the Yankees would need to win.
Matsui went 3-4 with six RBI, three hits, and one home run to top it all off.
If Matsui played his last game in a Yankees uniform, then tonight's performance was the best possible way to say thank you to the fans of New York.
Matsui's performance in the World Series, as well as tonight, earned him the title of 2009 World Series Most Valuable Player.
As much as people will remember Matsui's performance tonight, there has to be mention of arguably two of the best players to hold the honor of wearing a Yankees uniform in Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte.
Pettitte, as he said in a post-game interview, did not have his best game, but he did what he had to do to get the five-and-two-thirds innings he needed, and then turned it over to the talented plethora of Yankee relievers.
Pettitte finished with a line of four hits, three runs, five walks, three strike outs, and one home run off the bat of Ryan Howard.
The other man in the picture, Mariano Rivera, had to go two innings to get the save and he passed with flying colors.
Rivera allowed only one hit, one walk, and recorded one strikeout to clinch the 27th World Series title in Yankees history.
In the annals of Fox Sports here is the call.
"To Cano, the underhand to Teixeira and the Yankees are finally back on top."
The 27th out to clinch the 27th World Series in Yankee history was a ground out to Robinson Cano by Shane Victorino.
You can love them or hate them but there is no denying that the greatest sports franchise in America, the New York Yankees, are finally World Series champions again.
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