The 2009 New York Yankees: A-Rod Finally Hears Cheers In October

There’s only season that matters in the Bronx though, and that’s October. No one knew that better than A-Rod. Since arriving in New York prior to the 2004 season, he had won two MVP awards (2005 and 2007) and been the consensus best player in baseball. But his October failings—shortcomings that were real, and not just the media trumping them up—were overshadowing everything else.