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New York Yankees: Derek Jeter’s ‘The Dive’ Play is 10 Years Old (Video)

July 1st, 2014 at 8:14 AM
By Michael Moraitis

This may sound insane, but it has been TEN years since Derek Jeter selflessly made a dive into the stands at the old Yankee Stadium versus the New York Yankees' rival, the Boston Red Sox.

"The Dive" as it is known as in most circles was one of the most memorable and iconic plays of not only Jeter's career, but in Yankees history. It perfectly displays the toughness the Captain plays with, as well as his relentless desire to win at all costs.

In case you forgot, here's the play that shocked the world one decade ago:

Who can forget Jeter coming out of the stands with blood on his face? Fans thought the worst at that time, but Jeter turned out to be fine and didn't have any lasting affects from the fantastic grab, which he was able to hold onto despite the turbulence that ensued.

Here is Jeter discussing the play:

Jeter could've slowed down and let that ball fall because of the difficulty of the play, but he didn't since he felt it was such an important play that would help his team win. That kind of dedication at the risk of bodily harm is exactly what the Bronx Bombers will miss about their Captain.

The Yanks went on to win the game 5-4 and Jeter's play will live on forever in the hearts and mind of Yankees fans everywhere.

Tags: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, The Dive

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