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Who Did It Better, Derek Jeter Or Ryan Raburn?

Raburn

Jeter

Gotta consider all the factors here.

Who:
Derek Jeter – Yankees all-time hits leader and future Hall of Famer.
Ryan Raburn – Utility player for the Colorado Rockies.

What:
Jeter – A diving catch that shifted the momentum in one of the most important games of the season for the Yankees, leaving the captain’s face bloodied, while he remained in the game that they would go on to win thanks to his game-saving catch.
Raburn – A pretty nice catch during a Cactus League game, in which the player caught the ball and kind of fell over the wall. Player was not injured.

When:
Jeter – July 1, 2004, in the middle of one of the greatest pennant races of all-time.
Raburn – March 17, 2016, in the middle of a spring training game.

Where:
Jeter – Yankee Stadium, one of the most iconic professional sports stadiums ever constructed.
Raburn – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, which I’m not entirely sure where or what that is if we’re being 100% honest.

Why:
Jeter – Because it was the 12th inning of a tie game, the Red Sox had two runners in scoring position with two outs, so they were both running on contact, and likely would’ve scored with the speedy Johnny Damon on second base, so Jeter sacrificed his body to get the third out.
Raburn – The ball was relatively reachable, so he figured he might as well catch it.

Advantage: Raburn.