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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Two-time Mr. November Derek Jeter played and hit a home run in first ever MLB game played in November, now he says 2014 will be his last as a baseball player

9/12/2001, "No baseball games through Thursday," AP, Ronald Blum

"Baseball may play its first World Series games in November...as result of the terrorist attacks that disrupted the major league schedule....That would lead to the possibility of the October Classic producing its first Mr. November."...

11/1/2001, Minutes after midnight "on November 1, 2001, Jeter hit a walkoff  home run in 10th inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks." A fan held up his sign, "Mr. November," USA Today, Bieser
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 2/12/14, "Brian Cashman, Mariano Rivera and others pay tribute to Derek Jeter," Newsday, Erik Boland, Tampa

Pettitte, Posada, Jeter, Rivera, 11/4/2009
"It didn't take long for the tributes to flow after Derek Jeter's announcement Wednesday afternoon. And they didn't let up as day turned into night.

"It has been an incredible honor having a front-row seat for one of the great players of all time," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "Derek has been a winner every step of the way."

Jeter, who turns 40 in June, kept his plan of making this season his last a secret to almost all. There were no leaks, no hints, only a call Wednesday morning to managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner that he planned to break the news on his Facebook page early in the afternoon.

"I was surprised, yes," Mariano Rivera said on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio. Rivera thought Jeter would play through this season and "see how it goes."

Rivera and Jeter were teammates in 1993 with Class-A Greensboro and the shortstop struggled during a 56-error campaign. Still...

"All along since I saw him for the first time, I knew that Derek was special," Rivera said. "You knew you had something special with him."...

Jeter, Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte comprised the famed Core Four of the late 90s dynasty. Posada retired after the 2011 season and Pettitte and Rivera retired after last year."...image getty

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"Shortly after midnight, the November Baseball happened for the first time in a non-exhibition game. It was the 10th inning and the game was tied. Jeter blasted the first ever November hit for a walk-off home run, beating the Diamondbacks....A camera showed the fan with the sign and the name stuck ever since."...



"The World Series entered a month it had never seen before during a magical Game Four in the Bronx.

As the clock struck midnight during an extra inning game, it had officially become November 1, 2001.

Jeter then deposited an offering from Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim over the right field wall for a walk-off homer.

Forever earning the nickname “Mr. November”, Jeter then tied the series at 2-2 and temporarily kept the team’s dreams alive."...image via heartbeatofthebronx. Derek Jeter, Baseball Reference. Jeter played in November 2001 and November 2009.

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