New York Yankees' Last Two Wins Bring Back Memories of 2001

By Andrew Binninger

Anthony Gruppuso-US Presswire

The New York Yankees rallies against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday and Wednesday bring back memories of the 2001 World Series. Even though the Yankees’ lost in seven games, Games 4 and 5 were two of the greatest games that were played at the old Yankee Stadium.

Game 4 will go down as one of the greatest games in World Series history. Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly made a gutsy move by starting Curt Schilling on three days. The move worked as Schilling pitched seven strong innings.

Going into the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees were down 3-1. Tino Martinez hit a game tying two run home run off of Arizona closer Byung-Hyun Kim. In the bottom of the tenth, Derek Jeter hit the game-winning home run, evening the series at two. The game went past midnight, making this the first time ever that the World Series was played in November.

Game 5 was even better. After being down by two runs again going into the ninth inning, Scott Brosius hit a two-run homer to tie the game at two. To overcome a two-run deficit in the ninth inning two nights in a row is just amazing. The Yankees won in the bottom of the twelfth off of a single by Alfonso Soriano.

The Yankees ended up losing the seventh game, but the 2001 World Series will forever be labeled a classic, living up to the Fall Classic’s name. The 2013 Yankees’ last two comeback wins have brought back those memories.

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