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On this date in 2001: Derek Jeter becomes ‘Mr. November’

BRONX, N.Y. — On this date in 2001, Derek Jeter became, ‘Mr. November.’ At Yankee Stadium, Game 4 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankeees began on Halloween and ended in November. It marked the first time a World Series contest had been played into November.

Setting up the moment was a huge home run by Tino Martinez in the bottom of the ninth inning. With one on and two outs and the pinstripes trailing 3-1, the New York first baseman slugged a game-tying homer to center off Byung-Hyun Kim.

As the game moved to the tenth inning and the clock struck midnight, Jeter rose to the occasion. With two down, Jeter battled in a nine-pitch at-bat before smashing an opposite-field walk-off home run to right for the 4-3 Yankee victory.