The 2009 World Series was the championship series of Major League
Baseball's 2009 season. Opening on October 28, it was a best-of-seven
playoff between the Philadelphia Phillies, champions of the National
League and defending World Series champions, and the New York Yankees,
champions of the American League. The Yankees defeated the Phillies, 4
games to 2, with a Game 6 victory in which Hideki Matsui hit his third
home run of the series. He was named Most Valuable Player of the series,
making him the first Japanese-born player to win the award. Several
records were tied, extended, or broken during this World Series,
including team championships (Yankees with 27), career postseason wins
(Andy Pettitte with 18), career World Series saves (Mariano Rivera with
11), home runs in a World Series (Chase Utley with five), strikeouts by
a hitter in a World Series (Ryan Howard with 13), and runs batted in
during a single World Series game (Matsui with six).
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_World_Series>
Today's selected anniversaries:
In New York Harbor, U.S. President Grover Cleveland dedicated
the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, to commemorate the centennial
of the Declaration of Independence.
World War II: Italy invaded Greece after Greek prime minister
Ioannis Metaxas rejected Benito Mussolini's ultimatum demanding the
cession of Greek territory.
A fire in the Baku Metro, Azerbaijan, killed at least 286
passengers and injured 270 more in the world's deadliest subway
In the Argentine general election, Cristina Fernández de
Kirchner became the first woman to be elected President of Argentina.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
One of the inhabitants of the Greek island of Skyros.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Some people might look at something and let it go by, because
they don't recognize the pattern and the significance. It's the
sensitivity to pattern recognition that seems to me to be of great
importance. It's a matter of being able to find meaning, whether it's
positive or negative, in whatever you encounter. It's like a journey.
It's like finding the paths that will allow you to go forward, or that
path that has a block that tells you to start over again or do something
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