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Yankees win Series the old-fashioned way -- they sweep

This is how dominant the New York Yankees have been in the last 80 years: They almost have as many World Series sweeps as the St. Louis Cardinals have titles. And the Cardinals' nine championships ranks second to the Yankees' 25. With its 4-1 win in Game 4, New York completed its second straight World Series sweep.

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