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Yankees Win World Title No. 27

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New York Yankees, World Champions 2009

Nine years after winning their last championship, the Yankees could wait no more!

Despite the fact the Phillies set a club post-season record for home runs, 25, it was their inability to hit the long ball, which contributed to preventing them from emerging as world champions again.

The Yankees won their 27th championship last night and celebrated in full view of thousands of exalted New Yorkers. The trophy that made its home in Philly for a year will move to New York now.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a championship ticker-tape parade for the Yankees, to be held Friday morning.

Friday's parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. (et) and continue northbound up the Canyon of Heroes to Chambers Street. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at City Hall Plaza, when Bloomberg will present the Yankees with the keys to the city.

"Congratulations to the Yankees for bringing the world championship back home to New York City, where it belongs," said Bloomberg. "The Yankees have thrilled the city all year long with their come-from-behind victories and never-say-die attitude, and they did it again in the World Series. What's sweeter than a World Series won at home? The only thing that comes close is a ticker-tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes, and that's exactly what New Yorkers will get on Friday."


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