When was the last time the Yankees won the World Series?

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The last time the Yankees won the World Series was in 2009 when they beat the Phillies. They beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 and won their 27th World Series title on November 4, 2009. Hideki Matsui of the Yankees won the World Series Most Valuable Player.

In Game 1, the Phillies won because Cliff Lee pitched a complete game and only let one unearned run score. Chase Utley hit two home runs. In Game 2, Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui each hit a solo home run, which helped the Yankees win by a score of 3–1. After rain delayed the start of Game 3, the offense picked up, and the Yankees won with a total of 13 runs and six home runs. After Johnny Damon made a smart base-running play in the ninth inning, the Yankees scored the three runs that won the game. The Phillies didn’t lose the series because they won Game 5. Utley’s second two-home run game of the series helped them win.

With a win in Game 6, the Yankees won the World Series. In that game, Matsui hit his third home run of the series. He was named the series’ Most Valuable Player (MVP), making him the first player born in Japan to win the award and the first full-time designated hitter to do so.  Matsui was the most valuable player of the series, even though he only started the three games that were played at Yankee Stadium. This is because there is no designated hitter position in NL ballparks.

During this World Series, many records were tied, extended, or broken, including the Yankees’ 27 team championships, Andy Pettitte’s 18 career postseason wins, Mariano Rivera‘s 11 career World Series saves, Chase Utley’s five home runs in a World Series, Ryan Howard’s 13 strikeouts in a World Series, and the most runs batted in in a single World Series game (Matsui with six).

Date Score Location Attendance
28-Oct Philadelphia Phillies – 6, New York Yankees – 1 Yankee Stadium 50,207
29-Oct Philadelphia Phillies – 1, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium 50,181
31-Oct New York Yankees – 8, Philadelphia Phillies – 5 Citizens Bank Park 46,061
1-Nov New York Yankees – 7, Philadelphia Phillies – 4 Citizens Bank Park 46,145
2-Nov New York Yankees – 6, Philadelphia Phillies – 8 Citizens Bank Park 46,178
4-Nov Philadelphia Phillies – 3, New York Yankees – 7 Yankee Stadium 50,315

Game 1 at Yankee Stadium

Yogi Berra, a former Yankees catcher, and World War II veteran, was led to the mound by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. A veteran of the Iraq War threw the ceremonial first pitch. Lee finished the game by giving up six hits and one unearned run. He struck out ten batters and didn’t walk any of the batters he faced.

Game 2 at Yankee Stadium

Pedro Martnez had not played in a postseason game against the Yankees since the 2004 American League Championship Series when he was on the Boston Red Sox and a longtime rival of the Yankees. Martnez left the game after Jerry Hairston Jr. and Melky Cabrera each got a hit to start the seventh inning. Mark Teixeira’s home run in the fourth inning tied the game, and Hideki Matsui’s home run in the sixth inning broke the tie. Rivera threw 39 pitches and got six outs, giving him his 38th save in the postseason and 10th in the World Series.

Game 3 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

The Phillies got on the board first with a home run by Jayson Werth. In the bottom of the second inning, a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly made the score 3–0. In the top of the fourth inning, after Mark Teixeira walked, Alex Rodriguez hit a deep ball down the right-field line. At first, it was thought to be a double, so Teixeira stayed at third base. MLB instant replay was used to look at the play. It showed that the ball had hit a camera on top of the wall, so the ball was called a two-run home run. This was Rodriguez’s first hit in the World Series. Two hits were made on Rodriguez. Rivera put an end to the game by getting the last two outs with just five pitches.

Game 4 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch, and Jeter scored. In the bottom of the fourth, the Phillies tied the game. When Teixeira was at bat, Damon stole second and third on the same play. This was possible because the defense moved away from Teixeira, leaving the base open. A number of news sources called this a “mad dash.” Mariano Rivera came in to save the game for the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth. He did this on eight pitches, which was his second save of the series.

Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia

In the fourth inning, David Robertson kept the Phillies from scoring for the second time. Chase Utley’s fifth home run of the World Series tied Reggie Jackson’s record for most home runs in a World Series. Then, Phil Coke struck out Howard. This was Howard’s 12th strikeout of the series, which tied Willie Wilson’s record for most strikeouts in a World Series.

Game 6 at Yankee Stadium

The Yankees got on the board first when Alex Rodriguez walked to start the bottom of the second inning. Then, Hideki Matsui hit a two-run home run as the Yankees’ designated hitter. In the top of the third, Carlos Ruiz hit a triple for the Phillies, and Jimmy Rollins hit a sacrifice fly to score him. Matsui hit a single with the bases full in the bottom of the third, scoring Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon. This gave the Yankees a bigger lead. The game ended with a score of 7–3, giving the Yankees the World Series.

How many World Series appearances do the Yankees have?

The Yankees have made it to the World Series 40 times and won 27 of those times. In the last 20 years, the Bronx Bombers have only made it to the World Series twice (2003, 2009).

TEAM SEASON SERIES G W% W L AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF SB CS BB IBB HBP SO GIDP PA TB XBH AVG OBP SLG  OPS
New York Yankees 2009 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 198 32 49 12 0 6 30 1 2 4 0 18 1 6 56 1 225 79 18 0.247 0.326 0.399 0.725
New York Yankees 2000 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 179 19 47 8 3 4 18 1 3 1 2 25 7 3 40 3 211 73 15 0.263 0.357 0.408 0.765
New York Yankees 1999 World Series 4 1 4 0 137 21 37 5 0 5 20 3 0 5 1 13 3 0 31 3 153 57 10 0.27 0.333 0.416 0.749
New York Yankees 1998 World Series 4 1 4 0 139 26 43 5 0 6 25 1 1 1 1 20 3 1 29 4 162 66 11 0.309 0.398 0.475 0.872
New York Yankees 1996 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 199 18 43 6 1 2 16 2 0 4 1 26 3 1 43 4 228 57 9 0.216 0.31 0.286 0.596
New York Yankees 1978 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 222 36 68 8 0 3 34 1 0 5 2 16 1 2 40 4 241 85 11 0.306 0.358 0.383 0.741
New York Yankees 1977 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 205 26 50 10 0 8 25 4 1 1 0 11 1 2 37 4 223 84 18 0.244 0.288 0.41 0.697
New York Yankees 1962 World Series 7 0.571 4 3 221 20 44 6 1 3 17 1 1 4 1 21 1 2 39 6 246 61 10 0.199 0.273 0.276 0.549
New York Yankees 1961 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 165 27 42 8 1 7 26 3 1 1 1 24 5 0 25 4 193 73 16 0.255 0.347 0.442 0.79
New York Yankees 1958 World Series 7 0.571 4 3 233 29 49 5 1 10 29 2 2 1 1 21 4 0 42 3 258 86 16 0.21 0.273 0.369 0.643
New York Yankees 1956 World Series 7 0.571 4 3 229 33 58 6 0 12 33 4 2 2 0 21 5 0 43 6 256 100 18 0.253 0.313 0.437 0.75
New York Yankees 1953 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 201 33 56 6 4 9 32 4 2 4 25 2 4 43 2 234 97 19 0.279 0.37 0.483 0.852
New York Yankees 1952 World Series 7 0.571 4 3 232 26 50 5 2 10 24 2 1 3 31 2 1 32 4 266 89 17 0.216 0.311 0.384 0.694
New York Yankees 1951 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 199 29 49 7 2 5 25 0 0 2 26 3 1 23 3 226 75 14 0.246 0.336 0.377 0.713
New York Yankees 1950 World Series 4 1 4 0 135 11 30 3 1 2 10 2 1 1 13 1 1 12 0 151 41 6 0.222 0.295 0.304 0.599
New York Yankees 1949 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 164 21 37 10 2 2 20 3 2 0 18 1 0 27 0 185 57 14 0.226 0.302 0.348 0.65
New York Yankees 1947 World Series 7 0.571 4 3 238 38 67 11 5 4 36 3 2 1 38 2 2 37 8 281 100 20 0.282 0.385 0.42 0.805
New York Yankees 1943 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 159 17 35 5 2 2 14 4 2 0 12 3 0 30 4 175 50 9 0.22 0.275 0.314 0.589
New York Yankees 1941 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 166 17 41 5 1 2 16 0 2 2 23 3 2 18 4 191 54 8 0.247 0.346 0.325 0.671
New York Yankees 1939 World Series 4 1 4 0 131 20 27 4 1 7 18 2 0 0 9 1 0 20 1 142 54 12 0.206 0.257 0.412 0.669
New York Yankees 1938 World Series 4 1 4 0 135 22 37 6 1 5 21 1 3 2 11 1 1 16 2 148 60 12 0.274 0.333 0.444 0.778
New York Yankees 1937 World Series 5 0.8 4 1 169 28 42 6 4 4 25 2 0 0 21 4 1 21 4 193 68 14 0.249 0.335 0.402 0.737
New York Yankees 1936 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 215 43 65 8 1 7 41 3 1 5 26 1 1 35 3 245 96 16 0.302 0.38 0.447 0.827
New York Yankees 1932 World Series 4 1 4 0 144 37 45 6 0 8 36 1 0 2 23 3 4 26 5 172 75 14 0.313 0.421 0.521 0.942
New York Yankees 1928 World Series 4 1 4 0 134 27 37 7 0 9 25 3 4 0 13 0 1 13 3 151 71 16 0.276 0.345 0.53 0.874
New York Yankees 1927 World Series 4 1 4 0 136 23 38 6 2 2 19 2 2 0 13 1 1 25 2 152 54 10 0.279 0.347 0.397 0.744
New York Yankees 1923 World Series 6 0.667 4 2 205 30 60 8 4 5 28 4 1 0 20 0 1 22 5 230 91 17 0.293 0.358 0.444 0.802

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