H.Res. 893 (111th): Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees.

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Nov 05, 2009 (Introduced).

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IV

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 893

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 5, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Arcuri, Mr. Baca, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Crowley, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Engel, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Israel, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Maloney, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McMahon, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Murphy of New York, Mr. Nadler of New York, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Mr. Obey, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Sires, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Payne, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Holt, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Honda, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Watt, Mr. Rangel, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Massa, Mr. Grayson, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Maffei, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Mr. Sablan, and Mr. Upton) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees.

Whereas the New York Yankees are the most successful franchise in the history of Major League Baseball;

Whereas prior to this year the Yankees had won 26 World Series Championships, the most in the Major Leagues;

Whereas this historic franchise is located in the Bronx and is known as the Bronx Bombers;

Whereas the Yankees franchise has included all-time great players;

Whereas for many years the Yankees played baseball in the historic Yankee Stadium;

Whereas this year the Yankees opened a new stadium and hope to emulate the success achieved in the House that Ruth Built;

Whereas during the 2009 regular season, the Yankees had the best record in baseball, going 103–59;

Whereas the Yankees finished at the top of the American League East Division;

Whereas the Yankees went on to beat the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 0;

Whereas the Yankees then faced off against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League Championship Series, and emerged victorious in 6 games;

Whereas that victory represented the 40th American League Pennant that the Yankees have won;

Whereas the Yankees were matched up against a valiant Philadelphia Phillies squad for the World Series title;

Whereas the Yankees were able to defeat the defending World Series Champions by 4 games to 2;

Whereas this victory represents the Yankees’ 27th World Series Championship win;

Whereas this number of championship wins is 17 more than their next closest competitor;

Whereas the contributions of the Yankees’ players throughout the season were all vital in securing the title; and

Whereas the Yankees were guided to victory by Manager Joe Girardi, General Manager Brian Cashman, President Randy Levine, and the leadership of Hank and Hal Steinbrenner: Now therefore be it

That the House of Representatives congratulates—

(1)

the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees, for an outstanding season and a record 27th World Series Championship win; and

(2)

the players, coaches, staff and leadership of the Yankees organization for their great success.