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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 9, 1999: The Mets defeat the Diamondbacks, 4-3, on backup catcher Todd Pratt's 10th inning home run. Pratt is in the game for starter Mike Piazza, who is unable to play because of a thumb injury. The win puts NY into the NLCS against the Braves. John Franco gets the victory in relief for the Mets.
»October 21, 2000: The Yankees defeat the Mets, 4-3 in 12 innings in Game one of the World Series. The longest game in World Series history (4 hours, 51 minutes) is ended on Jose Vizcaino' single which drives home Tino Martinez. It is Vizcaino's 4th hit of the night. The Mets lead, 3-2, going into the 9th, but Armando Benitez surrenders the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Chuck Knoblauch. The victory is the Yankees 13th in a row in Series play for a new record. Todd Pratt of the Mets ties a Series mark by being hit by pitches two times.