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So long, Jeets

Watch Derek Jeter's most iconic play in pinstripes to commemorate the retiring shortstop

Watch Derek Jeter's most iconic play in pinstripes to commemorate the retiring shortstop

Yankees legend Derek Jeter is hanging up his spikes after Sunday's game against the Red Sox. So to honor the retiring shortstop, here's a look back at his most memorable play as a Yankee.

To set the scene: The play took place in the seventh inning of the third game of the 2001 American League Divisional Series against Oakland. The Athletics needed a single win to advance; the Yankees had no room for error.

With the Yankees clinging to a one-run lead, Oakland's Terrence Long lined a ball deep to right, bringing Jeremy Giambi around with a chance to tie it up after a relay through went wide of the cutoff man. Then Jeter stepped in and saved the play for New York:

The Yankees went on to win the game and the series, though they'd fall short in Game 7 of the World Series.