'Four Days In October' on Red Sox-Yankees debuts

Tue, Oct 5
1:43
PM ET

When the night of October 16, 2004, came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well.

The vaunted Yankee lineup had just extended their ALCS lead to 3-0, pounding out 19 runs against their hated rivals.

The next night, in Game 4, the Yankees took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, and then turned the game over to Mariano Rivera, the best relief pitcher in postseason history, to secure yet another trip to the World Series.

But after a walk and a hard-fought stolen base, the cold October winds of change began to blow.

Over four consecutive days and nights, this unlikely group of Red Sox miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny.

Using extensive archive coverage from that week, Major League Baseball Productions will produce a film in "real-time" that takes an in-depth look at the 96 hours that brought salvation to Red Sox Nation and made baseball history in the process.

The movie is called "Four Days in October" and debuts Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

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