The Yankees won 103 games in the 2009 regular season and are back in the playoffs after an absence from postseason baseball in 2008. The last time the Yankees were the number one seed in 2006, they were ousted by the Detroit Tigers in four games in the American League Division Series. The last time the Yankees were in the World Series was in 2003, where they were virtually exhausted and spent from fighting off the Red Sox in seven games and lost to the Florida Marlins in six games. And the last time the Yankees won a World Series was in 2000, where they defeated the New York Mets in five games when they were under the Joe Torre era and the team was known as "The Yankee Dynasty Team." A lot has changed in nine years; Joe Girardi has gone from Yankees catcher to Yankees manager, CC Sabathia ...
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