Reliving Jeter's diving catch 10 years later

July, 1, 2014
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NEW YORK -- If there is one signature moment that defines Derek Jeter, it may have happened 10 years ago today, when Jeter ran head first into the stands to catch a Trot Nixon foul pop in the 12th inning of a tie game.

His relentless passion for doing whatever it takes to win shone through in dramatic fashion as he emerged from the stands bloodied, but with the ball in his glove.

It wasn't the only great defensive play Jeter, a five-time Gold Glover, has made, but it is one that might be the most remembered.

Here are some others that you could consider:

Oct. 13, 2001 -- "The Flip" to nail Jeremy Giambi at home plate.

Oct. 15, 2001 -- He makes backhanded catch and tumbles into stands against the A's.

May 25, 2005 -- He reached over the top of Robinson Cano to make brilliant outfield catch against the Tigers.

Oct. 6, 1998 - During ALCS Game 1, he makes patented jump throw from the hole to nail the Indians' Travis Fryman.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .289
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 61
OPSB. Gardner .787
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135