A Look Back at the Yankees’ 27th World Series Title in 2009


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Daniel Tarrango , OwlFeed Sports Reporter

In 2009 when I was 5 years old, the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series at the Yankees stadium. Growing up, I watched the Yankees all the time and even played baseball too.

 Watching Game 6 with my father and two uncles was a really important moment for me because I could imagine myself on the field. As if I were playing in the World Series, knowing my team was up and all we needed was to beat the Phillies to win.

I went back and asked my family members about their feelings on that specific World Series. I asked my Uncle Carlos Rodrguiez what were his thoughts on the Yankees winning the World Series. ¨Watching the game as a Yankees fan was amazing, the feeling of the last play in the game and just witnessing the Yankees win a World Series is incredible,” Rodrguiez said. 

Right here is where I can agree with him because I remember the excitement in my house when Derek Jeter would make a big play.

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If we are going to get into the exciting parts of the game, we can get into the second inning with Hideki Matsui´s at bat. He starts off his at bat 0-2 but ends up going 2-2 and keeps hitting foul balls. Then he received a ball, as he continued to foul he then hit a home run deep into right field bringing him and Alex Rodriguez home. This gave the Yankees an early 2-0 lead. 

My friend Henry Gonzalez, who is an artist from New York, had the chance to watch Game 6 live. I had the opportunity to call him and ask him how he felt actually being there at the stadium. “I am from New York so it was amazing seeing Dereck Jeter play live at the World Series. The stadium was shaking, it was cold but was one of the best experiences of my life,”  Gonzalez said. 

Personally, I would love to go to a Yankees game in their stadium, especially a World Series game. I can only imagine the thunderous crowd and feeling.

The 2009 World Series wasn’t all the Yankees. The Philadelphia Phillies did win two of the games, winning game one, which is a great start, but ended up losing three in a row.

 My childhood friend Fransisco Montijo and I used to watch the games together as kids. I had the chance to talk to him about how he felt about the series when we were younger. “As a Yankees fan I thought the Phillies were going to take the win in the series only because they had won the first game but then seeing the Yankees win three games in a row in the series, it gave me a lot more hope and I was glad to see them winning another championship,” Montijo said. I can agree with Fransisco because game one was a nail biter.

For the past few seasons the Yankees have been coming up short in the playoffs. As we head into the 2021 season, it’s only a matter of time before the Yankees are due for another World Series.  Can the Yankees do it this season? Let’s start the journey on opening day, April 1.