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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 Play of the Year

April 11 -- A mere two weeks into the season, Ichiro Suzuki grabs the attention of the baseball world with this laser-beam strike from right field to gun down Terrence Long at third base.
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May 8 -- The Big Unit, Randy Johnson, foreshadows his season- (and postseason-) long dominance with this Major League record-tying 20 strikeout performance vs. the Cincinnati Reds. Here he rings up his final victim to end the game in the ninth.
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July 10 -- In an magical moment befitting his storybook career, Cal Ripken steps to the plate amid an All-Star crowd loudly saluting the retiring hero, and smashes a Chan Ho Park offering into the left-field bullpen.
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Aug. 5 -- The Indians pull off one of the greatest single-game comebacks ever. After being down 14-2 to Seattle in the seventh inning, the Indians battle back and ultimately win the game in 11 innings. Jolbert Cabrera drives in Kenny Lofton to win it 15-14 in front of the stunned and elated Jacobs Field faithful.
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Oct. 5 -- After a year-long chase, and an unbelievably consistent and torrid pace in the midst of a tight pennant race, Barry Bonds finally does it. Bonds becomes the new owner of the single-season home run record with blast No. 71 off of Chan Ho Park.
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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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