A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 24, 2014
Mr. November (baseball playoffs hero)

New York Yankee slugger Reggie Jackson became known as “Mr. October” when he belted three home runs in one World Series game in October 1977. With the World Series taking place later on the calendar in subsequent years, however, the name “Mr. November” began to be discussed. “Steinbrenner forget to buy a Mr. November” was cited in print in October 12, 1981.

Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter hit a walkoff home run in the tenth inning to win the fourth game of the World Series, just a few minutes after midnight on November 1, 2001. Jeter was immediately hailed as “Mr. November.” The term “Mr. November” does not have a live trademark; a trademark application (now dead) had been filed just a few days before, on October 26, 2001.


Wikipedia: Derek Jeter
Derek Sanderson Jeter (/ˈdʒiːtər/; born June 26, 1974) is an American baseball shortstop who is playing in his 20th and final season in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the late 1990s and early 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, fielding, and leadership. He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits (3,363), games played (2,645), stolen bases (349), and at bats (10,786). His accolades include thirteen All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter is the all-time MLB leader in hits by a shortstop, and the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.
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As a result of the September 11 attacks, the start of the playoffs was delayed and the season’s end was extended past the usual October timeframe. The Yankees advanced to the 2001 World Series to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game 4 marked the first time that any non-exhibition MLB game had been played in the month of November. In extra innings, Jeter hit a game-winning home run off of Byung-Hyun Kim. The words “Mr. November” flashed on the scoreboard, in reference to former Yankee Reggie Jackson’s nickname, “Mr. October”. Despite the home run, Jeter slumped at the plate; he denied injuries were a factor, though a fall into a photographer’s box trying to catch a foul ball may have aggravated an earlier hamstring injury. Jeter batted .148 in the World Series, as the Yankees lost in seven games.

Google News Archive
12 October 1981, The Blade (Toledo, OH), “Mirrors Of Sport” by Tom Loomis, pg. 25, col. 2:
Should the Yanks go on to face the National League it will have one major concern. The World Series, with a few postponement, very well could extend into November. Reggie Jackson obviously is Mr. October. But Steinbrenner forget to buy a Mr. November.

Google News Archive
21 October 1997, Beaver County (PA) Times, “Commentary” by Jim Litke (AP), pg. B1, col. 1:
The next time someone takes over one of these series the way Reggie Jackson did in 1977, it’s possible he won’t be called Mr. October, but Mr. November.

MLB.com
Jeter is Mr. November 10/31/01 | 00:38
‘01 WS, Gm 4 ARI@NYY: Derek Jeter hits a walk-off homer in the 10th, the first November shot in baseball history, good for a Yankees’ win

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2 November 2001, TimesDaily (Florence, AL), pg. 4C, col. 1:
Banged-up Jeter quickly
becoming Mr. November

By Ronald Blum
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Four minutes past midnight, he was circling the bases, right fist pumping the crisp November air as jubilant teammates awaited his arrival at home plate.
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Jeter, the most popular player on this latest championship line, had taken that most magical of runs, one that followed a World Series game-winning homer at Yankee Stadium. He had given New York a 4-3, 10-inning win that ties the World Series at two games apiece and ensured a return trip to Arizona this weekend.

Google News Archive
5 October 2006, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), “Jeter stands as top banana in Big Apple: Veteran shortstop rules town as Yankees’ modern-day Mr. October” by Ronald Blum (AP), pg. C7, col. 2:
“Mr. Clutch. Mr. Perfect. Mr. November. Mr. October. All those things really apply to him,” the original Mr. October, Reggie Jackson, said by the batting cage before Game 2 was rained out Wednesday.

(Trademark)
Word Mark MR. NOVEMBER
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: commerce for CLOTHING, NAMELY, SHIRTS, CAPS, SHORTS, DRESSES, SKIRTS, commerce for CLOTHING, NAMELY, SHIRTS, CAPS, SHORTS, DRESSES, SKIRTS, T-SHIRTS, JOGGING SUITS, WARM-UP SUITS, UNDERWEAR, JACKETS, SWEATERS, VESTS, PANTS, PONCHOS, VISORS, BODYSUITS, RAINCOATS, HATS, OVERALLS, CLOTH BIBS, INFANT DIAPER COVERS, CLOTH DIAPER SETS WITH UNDERSHIRT AND DIAPER COVER, JUMPERS, ROMPERS, UNIFORMS, UNIFORM JERSEYS, WIND RESISTANT JACKETS, BABY BOOTIES, SHORT SETS, LEOTARDS, UNITARDS, TIES, BOWTIES, NECKTIES, SUSPENDERS, CUMMERBUNDS, PAJAMAS, NIGHTSHIRTS, NIGHTGOWNS, SWEATPANTS, SWEATSHIRTS, MITTENS, GLOVES, KNITTED HEADWEAR, EARMUFFS, SCARVES, FOOTWEAR, THONGS, HOSIERY, SOCKS, WRISTBANDS, HEADBANDS, ROBES, SHOES, SLIPPERS, HATS, CAPS, VISORS, APRONS, CLOTHING WRAP, SLIDING GIRDLES, LEG WARMERS, SWIMWEAR, BERETS, BANDANAS, AND MONEY BELTS-SHIRTS, JOGGING SUITS, WARM-UP SUITS, UNDERWEAR, JACKETS, SWEATERS, VESTS, PANTS, PONCHOS, VISORS, BODYSUITS, RAINCOATS, HATS, OVERALLS, CLOTH BIBS, INFANT DIAPER COVERS, CLOTH DIAPER SETS WITH UNDERSHIRT AND DIAPER COVER, JUMPERS, ROMPERS, UNIFORMS, UNIFORM JERSEYS, WIND RESISTANT JACKETS, BABY BOOTIES, SHORT SETS, LEOTARDS, UNITARDS, TIES, BOWTIES, NECKTIES, SUSPENDERS, CUMMERBUNDS, PAJAMAS, NIGHTSHIRTS, NIGHTGOWNS, SWEATPANTS, SWEATSHIRTS, MITTENS, GLOVES, KNITTED HEADWEAR, EARMUFFS, SCARVES, FOOTWEAR, THONGS, HOSIERY, SOCKS, WRISTBANDS, HEADBANDS, ROBES, SHOES, SLIPPERS, HATS, CAPS, VISORS, APRONS, CLOTHING WRAP, SLIDING GIRDLES, LEG WARMERS, SWIMWEAR, BERETS, BANDANAS, AND MONEY BELTS
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 76330020
Filing Date October 26, 2001
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) EMERLE, DAN UNKNOWN UNITED STATES 403 Barton Run Blvd. Marlton NEW JERSEY 08053
Attorney of Record Christopher M. Marrone
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date July 3, 2002

Posted by Barry Popik
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