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The 2012 New York Yankees’ Long Battle Back to the World Series

4, 2009 – Up 7-3 after seven and one-third innings, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells journeyman reliever Dámaso Marté to take a seat. Though it’s only the eighth, Girardi calls for his closer, Mariano Rivera. Rivera retires five of the next seven hitters, and like that, the Yankees win their 27th World Series.

Capturing the 2009 championship seemed to signal to the world that the Yankees would be back for good. But that wasn’t the case. For the past two seasons, it’s been not the Yankees, but the Rangers, who have captured the pennant and represented the American League in the Fall Classic. And while 2009 may not feel like the distant past, for the winningest team in professional sports history, three years ...

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