14 Years Ago, Derek Jeter’s Flip Became One of the Greatest Plays in Baseball History


It’s been exactly 14 years to the day. 14 years ago, Derek Jeter’s flip became one of the greatest plays in baseball history. This play was a microcosm of Jeter’s entire career. He was never the biggest, fastest, strongest, best defender, best arm, or any of that. He was a Yankee lifer that knew how to play the game. Jeter had the intangibles that you can’t teach. He was always in the right place at the right time, knew how to play the game, and he played it well. Yankee fans and baseball fans everywhere will never forget this ALDS Game 3 play where Derek Jeter saved┬áthis A’s run.