When's the Last Time You Actually Watched the Classic Derek Jeter Jump-Throw?

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When’s the Last Time You Actually Watched the Classic Derek Jeter Jump-Throw?

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Long before Derek Jeter was haunting the dreams of young Marlins’ fans everywhere (No, Derek Jeter, no! No more payroll slashing! Please!), he was inspiring a generation of little league shortstops with the now-famous and classic “jump-throw” from short – I must’ve reenacted this play a thousand times in my life.

You know the jump-throw, no doubt, but when’s the last time you actually watched the entire play from that 1998 postseason game? Admittedly, it had been a while for me.

And now, I actually think this play is more impressive than I remembered it.

Getting to the ball and making the turn, alone, would be a challenge, but, as the announcer correctly points out, that type of accurate, on-the-fly, and in-time throw takes a whole lot of strength (especially when your off balance) and remains one heck of a play.

That’s the Jeter we all know and love.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.