2. Mr. November
In 2001, a year that featured an epic World Series between the Yankees and the Diamondbacks, baseball was played into November for the first time.
On that very night — or day, for that matter — New York pulled off a win for the ages. Trailing 2-1 in the World Series, and 3-1 in the ninth inning of Game 4, Tino Martinez drilled a two-run, game-tying blast off Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim.
An inning later, and four minutes after the clock struck midnight, officially moving major league baseball into the month of November, Jeter stepped up against Kim.
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On a 3-2 pitch, the 27-year-old drilled a shot into the right field seats, sending 55,863 fans into a frenzy.
No matter how often the World Series continues to be played in November, the Captain will forever be remembered as the individual who set the tone.
No one else will ever take his title as “Mr. November.”