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Wrapping Up 2001
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Video Vote 2001
MLB.com has plundered our video archives to collect the best plays of the year in 12 categories. Check out the clips in each category and then vote in the poll on the right to let us know what you think is the Best of the Best for 2001.

Regular Season Catch of the Year

July 14 -- Showing the form that made him an All-Star starter in Seattle just four days earlier, Ichiro Suzuki goes back, back, back, twists, turns, makes the catch and crashes into the wall to send Jeff Kent back to the dugout.
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July 14 -- Sometimes it takes extra effort to contain the Cleveland offense. With the score all tied up in this battle for Ohio, Ruben Rivera goes up and steals a home run from Omar Vizquel.
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Aug. 3 -- Some people say Kenny Lofton has lost a step... but you couldn't tell on this day. The four-time Gold Glover ranges all the way to the wall to take a homer away from Seattle's Carlos Guillen.
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Aug. 9 -- At this point, nothing fazes Derek Jeter. The Yankees All-Star instinctively goes backwards to make the catch as the ball redirects off the catwalk -- yes, the catwalk -- at Tropicana Field.
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Aug. 9 -- Gary Matthews Jr. slides to make the catch, but it's not that easy. As the ball bounces out of "Little Sarge's" glove, he snags it with his bare hand before it hits the ground.
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Honorable Mention

April 11 -- Marvin Benard makes the sensational diving catch to rob the Padres' Mark Kotsay to end the eighth inning, leaving a man on third base.
July 2 -- Terrence Long goes sky high to take away the two-run homer from Troy Glaus.
Aug. 8 -- Ken Griffey Jr. makes a game saving grab as he slams into the fences.
Sept. 25 -- Jay Payton, with his back to home plate, makes the nice over the head leaping grab.
Sept. 26 -- Torii Hunter turns on the jets as he makes the fully extended diving catch.

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Regular Season Play
Home Run of the Year
Catch of the Year
Throw of the Year
Defensive Infield Play
Greatest Comeback / Finish
Individual Performance
Memory of the Year
Pitching Performance
Collision of the Year
Postseason Play
Blooper of the Year
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