5. A-Rod’s 2009 Postseason
The Yankees do not win the 2009 World Series without Alex Rodriguez.
Known for being a porous playoff performer, A-Rod batted .365 and hit 6 home runs while driving in 18 runs in the 2009 postseason.
Not only were his overall statistics impressive, but it seemed like every time the Yankees needed a hit, Rodriguez came through.
He went from notorious postseason choker, to playoff hero. The monkey was off his back, and the Yankees used it to capture their 27th World Series title.