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• The Yankees’ 27 World Series titles are the most in MLB history.

• Wednesday’s clincher marked the sixth time New York has defeated the defending champ in the World Series.

• The Yankees are the first team to lead the majors in runs and homers and win the World Series since the 1984 Tigers.

• Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui drove in six runs, tying Bobby Richardson’s record for most RBIs in a World Series game.

•  Ryan Howard struck out swinging against Yankees reliever Damaso Marte in the eighth inning Wednesday night, setting a record with his 13th strikeout of the World Series.

• It was the third time Mariano Rivera has pitched in all three of the Yankees’ series-clinching wins in a single year. He also pitched in all three games of the Yankees’ World Series wins in 2000 and 1998.

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