Congratulations to the New York Yankees on their 27th world championship. It’s the second this decade and the seventh in my lifetime as a Yankee fan. The Yanks won their first World Series in 1923 when they opened up the original Yankee Stadium and their 27th when they opened up the new Stadium. Truly amazing. I can’t wait for the parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the last two times the Yanks opened up a new stadium (1923 & 1976 renovation), they faced the defending world champs. Like 1923, the 2009 Yanks lost the first game and won the Series in 6. But an amazing fact is that 11 times the defending World Champions from the National League had a chance to repeat and EIGHT times they faced the Yanks, with the defending champs only winning twice.