Although the "Voice of God" has passed on, he will never be silenced.
Facing beloved ex-Yankees Joe Torre and Don Mattingly for the first time, Joe Girardi bested his former mentor 2 games to 1.
Roughly 15 games in, the Yankees are in first place and look to be built to win.
The "Core Four" of Jeter, Posada, Pettitte and Rivera once again lead the Yankees to the promised land.
Sabathia kept them in it and the Yankees bats, led by A-Rod, slugged their way to a 3-1 lead in the World Series.
Sabathia's pitching, the Yankees scrappy hitting, and the Angels blunder-filled pitching resulted in a Yankee victory Friday night.
The numbers alone, clearly indicate that Joe Mauer is the only choice for the 2009 AL MVP Award.
Jeter led the way while Sabathia and A-Rod got their redemption in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Finally taking a Series from the Angels in Anaheim, the Yankees clinched a playoff birth.
An historic ERA, considering his surroundings, puts him up there with Joe Mauer.