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The 2009 New York Yankees players, coaches, front office and staff were congratulated by President Obama for their World Series victory last year. Barack made a terrific speech in my opinion, and brought some humor with him as well. He than took the time to shake everyone’s hand who was affiliated with the team. The core four may have done this with previous presidents, but this must have been quite the experience for some of the younger members of the organization. All in all, this was quite an exciting day for Yankees fans. Here is a copy of Obama’s speech transcript, and you can take a look at the video of the speech and photos below.

  U.S. President Barack Obama And New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Hold The Major League Baseball Commissioner's

  U.S. President Barack Obama And New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Hold The Major League Baseball Commissioner's

  U.S. President Barack Obama Is Presented With An Autographed New York Yankees Jersey By Team Manager Joe Girardi

  U.S. President Barack Obama Congratulates New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi

  U.S. President Barack Obama And New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Hold The Major League Baseball Commissioner's

  U.S. President Barack Obama Reacts

  U.S. President Barack Obama (C) Poses

  World Series Champion New York Yankees Players

  World Series Champion New York Yankees Players

  World Series Champion New York Yankees Players

  U.S. President Barack Obama Shakes

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From George A. King III of the NY Post:

It hasn’t been made official but the Yankees will spend part of their day off a week from today at the White House, where they will be honored for winning the 2009 World Series by White Sox fan President Obama.

Yankees Notes:

It will be the third time since 2001 the Yankees will be honored at the White House. They were honored by George W. Bush that year for winning the 2000 World Series. In 1999, Bill and Hillary Clinton begrudgingly toasted them for sweeping the 1998 World Series. Last April, after failing to make the playoffs in 2008, a small group of Yankees that included Joba Chamberlain and Nick Swisher, took a tour of th White House.

The Yankees open a three-game series against the Orioles the next night

It’s always nice to have your team honored by the President of the United States. You kind of missed this kind of news, as the team was without a championship the previous nine seasons.

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