So long, Jeets
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.