January 27, 2021

Viewers guide – How Derek Jeter became ‘Mr. November’ (ESPN)


ESPN continues MLB Encore Tuesdays, a series of classic game broadcasts, this week at 8 p.m. ET with Game 4 of the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

The game was chosen by a vote of ESPN.com users from a selection of games highlighting Yankees legend Derek Jeter. The other options were 1996 ALCS Game 1 (“The Jeffrey Maier Game”); July 1, 2004, vs. the Red Sox (“The Diving Catch”); July 9, 2011, vs. the Rays (“3,000th Hit”); and Sept. 25, 2014, vs. the Orioles (“Bronx Farewell”).

What you need to know: The Diamondbacks were up 2-1 in the series, winning the first two games in Arizona, 9-1 and 4-0 behind Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. The Yankees scratched out a 2-1 victory in Game 3 behind Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera, setting the stage for Game 4.

Schilling would start on three days’ rest for the first time in his career. Joe Torre went with Orlando Hernandez, who at that point was 9-2 with a 2.56 ERA in the postseason (always an underrated part of that Yankees dynasty). Schilling had made…

Read “Viewers guide – How Derek Jeter became ‘Mr. November'” at ESPN