With the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins battling it out in the Bronx, flashbacks to a glorious May weekend in 2009 will ensue.
Any 21st century oriented Yankee fans have a distinct spot in their hearts for the 2009 championship team. A team that exemplified second half dominance and the postseason brilliance that has highlighted this franchise.
Although that particular team was well known for steamrolling through the playoffs, including an ALDS sweep of the Twins, one of their better remembered series was a mid-May Yankee Stadium four-game set with that same Twins team.
The brilliant weekend created the mentality of “Who wants pie?”, which was carried out for the rest of an 103-win season. It created the winning mystique that the club carried to their 27th championship. Ultimately, it brought the club together.
Three walk-off wins in a row and four come-from-behind wins highlighted a magical weekend that started to make a stadium in its inaugural season feel like home.
With that said, let’s take a look at each individual outcome and how they impacted the theme of resiliency that resided with the team.