#1) The Yankees won the World Series. (Duh, but still. It must be said.)
#2) CC decided to take the Yankees’ money last off-season and moved to New York.
#3) Tex idolized Mattingly as a kid and and his wife didn’t really want to live in Boston.
#4) Pettitte finally sat down at the negotiating table and hammered out a deal with the Yankees.
#5) A.J. didn’t spend his first Yankees season on the DL after all.
#6) Jeter hardly ever grounded into double plays and passed Gehrig on the hits list.
#7) A-Rod had an amazing hip surgeon.
#8) Matsui had an amazing knee drainer.
#9) Jorge only sparked one fight (that we know about).
#10) Aceves didn’t mind being Joba’s backup act.
#11) Hughes took to the bullpen like the proverbial duck to water.
#12) Melky stepped up when Gardner went down (and vice versa).
13) Swisher turned out to be way better than Betemit.
#14) Cano’s batting average took a big jump from the previous year.
#15) The kids from the farm gave the team energy and depth.
#16) The Guzman Experiment was short lived.
#17) Damon stole two bases on one play in Game 4 against Philly.
#18) Mo was Mo.
I know. I missed some.
#19) Luis Castillo for dropping that pop-up and allowing the Yankees to beat the Mets. (Suggestion courtesy of @Gehriggirl on Twitter.)