Winning the World Series is one way to create–or cement–a legacy for players and teams alike. But it takes a special performance to be named the Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic. There have been some flatout amazing playoff performances throughout MLB history, but just in case you don’t know who won the MVP in every World Series, we’ll break them down for you. We’ll look at the 2000s.
2009 – Hideki Matsui (New York Yankees)
Matsui was a terror in the 2009 World Series, helping the Yankees down the defending champion Phillies 4 games to 2. He batted a staggering .615 with three home runs and 8 RBI, including 6 RBI in the clinching Game Six victory. What’s more, he only started the three games played in New York since the DH wasn’t used in the games in Philly.