Number Two: The Dive
The play that has come to define Jeter’s career, both as a Yankee and as one of the best defensive shortstops.
The situation was a mid-summer game that felt like a playoff game. It was the top of the 12th inning against the bitter rival Boston Red Sox, and Trot Nixon was at the plate.
He loops the ball into shallow left field and Jeter makes a tremendous running catch. He flies into the stands and comes out bloody and swollen.
The play took skill to make the catch, and so much heart knowing he was going to barrel into the stands.
It was just a remarkable play that will go down in Yankees history forever. Jeter will forever be one of the best leaders to grace Yankee Stadium, and making a play like that was almost routine for him.
The Yankees went on to win the game in the 13th inning while Jeter was on his way to the hospital.