Yankees 27: that's the proud number that the New York Yankees can boast as a result of winning the 2009 World Series last night. That's 27 titles that they've won over the years, making them by far the most successful team of all time in the sport.
The way it went down is that Hideki Matsui (who was named World Series 2009 MVP as a result) got 6 RBIs during the game which in itself is a World Series clincher game record. Matsui himself is now a free agent in the winter and that's not a bad way to start off a career as a free agent now, is it?
But the 27 titles that the Yankees have won really rather confirms that they're larger than the sport itself. Just as Manchester United have fans all over the world, even amongst those who don't know all that much about soccer, so the Yankees have fans all over the world amongst those who know little about baseball. They're a team that transcend the sport they compete in.
Yankees 27: no one else is even close and it's most unlikely that anyone ever will be.