Although this is old news – it happened Saturday – I wanted to throw out a quick post about this. Alex Rodriguez is finally being honored for a great postseason. After struggling in the postseason most of his career, Rodriguez stepped up in the ’09 postseason, leading the Yankees with a .365 BA, 6 homers and 18 RBI in 15 games. The 18 RBI tied a postseason record.
As a result of his play at the plate, the Yankees were able to capture their 27th world championship – and the first for A-Rod. He was given the award at the annual New York Baseball Writers dinner.
I’m proud of the way A-Rod stepped up this season after being outed as a steroid user and his transformation into a good teammate and Yankee has been amazing. After the postseason he had, he was most deserving of the award.
In the past, current Yankees Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera have won the Babe Ruth Award.