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One of the Yes Network's most aired shows are their Yankee Classics.  Generally, during the regular season on off days and mornings before a game when there was none the day before, you can catch the Yankees Classics.  Then they fill up a lot of the schedule with them during the off-season.  As a Yankee fan, I think it's a great idea, although the ranking of some games as "Classics" can sometimes be questions.

Well, this is an attempt to log as many of the Yankee Classics that have been shown including some commentary and rankings on whether they really are classics or...not so much.

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Regular Season vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Posada Clinches Division Title
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Final Score: 4-2
Yankee Classic Rating (1 low to 10 high): 6

If you're a big Jorge Posada fan, you'll probably rank this one a lot higher and the fondness for this game will most likely grow in years to come. Basically, this was Posada's final "big" moment as a Yankee, as his pinch hit 2-out, 2-run single in the bottom of the 8th gave the Yankees a 4-2 lead (which would be nailed down by Rafael Soriano in the 9th) in the game that clinched the 2011 A.L. East title.

At this point in the season, Posada has been relegated to left-handed pinch-hitting duties and it was up in the air as to whether or not he would even make the postseason roster. However, his clutch pinch-hit here was not only the knockout blow in the A.L. East, but a sign that Posada might still carry some value facing righties in the postseason.

Many thought that Posada would solely serve a bench role in the postseason, but facing the right handed heavy Detroit Tigers afforded Posada the opportunity to start each game as the DH. Posada answered the call and went out in style, hitting .429 with a triple, four walks and four runs scored, one of only a handful of Yankees to show up for the series on the offensive end.



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