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Stark: Yankees' run is stuff of legend

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic New York

ESPN Classic celebrates The City That Never Sleeps with an 18-hour, two-day tribute to New York sports on Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. From the Subway Series, to the Rangers first Stanley Cup title in 54 years, to a pair of Giants Super Bowl victories, ESPN Classic captures some of New York's greatest moments. Here's our complete schedule:
Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter beats Mike Piazza's tag to score on David Justice's double in the third in Game 3 of the Subway Series.
All times Eastern

Classic New York
Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21

Saturday, July 20:

Noon - 9 p.m. - CLASSIC NEW YORK

Noon - SportsCentury: Joe DiMaggio

1 p.m. - SportsCentury: Frank Gifford

2 p.m. - 1996 World Series, Game 6
Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees

After losing the first two games at home, the Yankees rally to win four straight, capped by a 3-2 victory in Game 6 which gave New York its 23rd title. MVP John Wetteland became the first reliever to record four saves in a Series. Joe Girardi hit an RBI-triple while Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams delivered RBI-singles in a three-run third inning off Greg Maddux.

4 p.m. - SportsCentury: George Steinbrenner

4:30 p.m. - Super Bowl III: When the Game Changed
Broadway Joe Namath guaranteed a Jets Super Bowl victory and then delivered with a 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts which established credibility for the American Football League.

6 p.m. - SportsCentury: Joe Namath

7 p.m. - Classic NHL
1994 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4
New York Rangers at Vancouver Canucks

Mike Richter's penalty shot save on Pavel Bure ignited a Rangers comeback that saw the Blueshirts score three consecutive goals after trailing 2-1. The victory put New York within one win of their first Stanley Cup in 54 years. Brian Leetch scored the game-winner with just over two minutes left in regulation.

Mark Messier, Rangers
Captain Mark Messier led the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years in 1994.
Sunday, July 21:

Noon - 9 p.m. - CLASSIC NEW YORK (cont.)

Noon - SportsCentury: Lawrence Taylor

1 p.m. - 1994 NBA Eastern Conf. Finals, Game 7
Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks

Patrick Ewing's 24 points, 22 boards, seven assists and five blocks key the Knicks' 94-90 victory and first trip to the NBA Finals since 1973. With the Pacers leading 90-89 courtesy of a Dale Davis dunk with 34 seconds to play, John Starks attempted a driving layup that bounced off, only to be slammed through the net by Ewing for the go-ahead basket.

3 p.m. - 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7
Vancouver Canucks at New York Rangers

MVP Brian Leetch, Adam Graves and Mark Messier each score as the Rangers jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first and hold on for the 3-2 victory, giving New York its first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years. Trevor Linden scored both Canucks goals.

5 p.m. - 2000 World Series, Game 5
New York Yankees at New York Mets

Luis Sojo's two-out, two-run, ninth inning single scored Jorge Posada and Scott Brosius to snap a tie and lift the Yankees to a 4-2 victory and their third consecutive World Series title. Mike Piazza stepped up as the tying run in the bottom of the ninth and sent a Mariano Rivera offering to the deepest part of the park but it was hauled in by Bernie Williams at the warning track to clinch the Yanks fourth title in five years.

7 p.m. - Classic Day in History: Super Bowl XXV

7:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos
MVP Phil Simms completes 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns as the Giants win, 39-20. New York trailed 10-9 at halftime before scoring 17 consecutive points in the third. John Elway passed for 304 yards and one touchdown in a losing effort.

8 p.m. - Super Bowl XXV: New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
The Giants controlled the ball for more than 40 minutes but had to wait for Scott Norwood to miss a game-winning field goal attempt wide right with seven seconds to play before celebrating their 20-19 Super Bowl win. QB Jeff Hostetler completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown. O.J. Anderson rushed 21 times for 102 yards and a touchdown to capture most-valuable-player honors. Buffalo's Thurman Thomas totaled rushed 15 times for 135 yards and caught five passes for 55 yards.

8:30 p.m. - SportsCentury: Bill Parcells

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