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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 Defensive Infield Play of the Year

April 7 -- Ricky Gutierrez makes the diving stop and grabs the bouncing ball to rob Philly's Doug Glanville and save two runs for the Cubs.
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July 24 -- With a man on third with two outs, Mariano Rivera makes a wild throw. Jorge Posada dashes back, retrieves the ball and throws it to Rivera, who blocks the plate and tags out Roger Cedeno to end the game.
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July 25 -- It's Lima Time in Detroit! Jose Lima instinctively makes the shoestring catch on Chuck Knoblauch's pop bunt and throws from his knees to second to complete the double play.
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Sept. 8 -- Mark Mulder makes the beautiful behind-the-back stop and throws to first to get Brent Abernathy for the out.
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Sept. 20 -- Chris George sweeps up the ball along the first base line and teams up with Mike Sweeney to get the speedy Kenny Lofton out at first base.
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Honorable Mention

June 29 -- Derek Jeter makes the stop deep in the hole and throws across the field to get the runner out at first.
July 18 -- Mike Piazza makes the great catch as he falls into the dugout headfirst.
July 20 -- Jimmy Rollins throws out Mike Piazza from his knees on a controversial play at first.
Aug. 7 -- Alex Rodriguez catches Juan Encarnacion by faking that he fields the ball for the double play. Encarnacion bites on the fake, as the ball really goes into the outfield as a fly ball.
Sept. 20 -- The Braves' Kevin Millwood makes a great bare-handed grab for the out.

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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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