I've heard and seen many theories this week as to why the Yankees won the 2009 World Series and their 27th overall championship this past Wednesday. Some thought it was the offense, which was lead by Alex Rodriguez hitting .365 and blasting six home runs and 18 RBI, World Series MVP Hideki Matsui batting .615 and Derek Jeter, who batted over .400 in the series Some said it was the starting pitching of CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte, who combined went 8-2, being the only team since the 1991 Twins to use three starters. Then there were the Yankee haters who said the Yankees only won because of their massive $200 million dollar payroll. But one of the biggest reasons why the Yankees got to October and thrived in every season seems to be lost somewhere, and it should be a main one ...
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