Greatest Postseason Moments In New York Yankees History

7. Welcome To November Baseball

There is no drama quite comparable to baseball drama and this moment is a prime example of why.

In Game 4 of the 2001 World Series, the clock struck midnight for the first time in baseball history and Jeter started the month off right.

After battling closer Byung-Hyun Kim for eight pitches, Jeter drilled the ninth pitch over the short porch in right to officially claim the nickname “Mr. November” and tie the series up at 2-2.

Despite winning game five the next night, New York would lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks in seven games but the shot by Jeter would be one of the greatest moments in World Series history.

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  1. Great list! But certainly the Bucky Dent game in Boston (though not technically a post-season game) deserved more than just an honorable mention? I would put it easily at top 5 since it is one of the mos famous games in Yankee history – in fact, in *all* of baseball history.

    Game 7 of the 1952 World Series was played in Brooklyn, so Mantle’s game-wining home run was in the top of the 7th, not bottom of the 7th. Sorry, I didn’t say that to nitpick, but as an introduction to another suggestion: Game 3 of the 1964 World Series, when Mantle hit the game-winning walk-off homer, his record 16th World Series home run (breaking a record he shared with Babe Ruth). The Yankees did not win the World Series but that was certainly a highlight in Yankee postseason history.

    Another nominee: Game 4 of the 1996 World Series, when Yankees came back from a 6-0 deficit to win the game 8-6 and tie the Series with Atlanta. The highlight of the game: Jim Leyritz’s 3-run homer to tie the game at 6-6 in the top of the 8th. This game was so important as it paved the way for the Yankees to come back and win the Series (their first championship since 1978), and jump-started their 1996-2000 dynasty when they won 4 titles in 5 years.