Yankees Season in Review: The Biggest Stories from the First 50 Games

Tom SchecterCorrespondent IJune 1, 2009

Yankees Season in Review: The Biggest Stories from the First 50 Games

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees talks with A.J. Burnett #34 against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by

Chien-Ming Wang Spontaneously Combusts like a Drummer from Spinal Tap

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Chien-Ming Wang #40  of the New York Yankees pitches against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Nick Swisher, the New Face of Yankee Baseball

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 21:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees watches from the dugout against the Oakland Athletics on April 21, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Kids Are Alright

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    NEW YORK - MAY 19:  (L-R) Robinson Cano #24, Francisco Cervelli #29, and Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees celebrate after scoring on tammate Derek Jeter's (not pictured) double in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 19, 2009 a

Speed Kills (But Beauty Lives Forever)

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins dives to tag out Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees in the ninth inning on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innin

Kings of the Hill

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    NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18:  CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett pose for photographers after a press conference to announce their signing to the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on December 18, 2008  in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Ge

The Return of the Big Bats

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    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 25:  Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees celebrate after scoring against the Texas Rangers in the third inning on May 25, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)