Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"This just shows you what a hard working organization can do," said manager Joe Girardi. "My hat goes off to guys like Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira who have payed their dues in our minor league system and are now getting their chance in the big leagues. It's really amazing, with the roster we have, and the low salaries give out, that we can win a baseball game 63% of the time. Remarkable."
In addition to clinching a playoff berth, the Yankees have given American baseball fans further opportunity to hate the Yankees.