The 1996 post season hero will not be attendance when the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees play this year. Jeffrey Maier says he will not attend the games.
“Tell them I am going to watch it sitting in my living room over the fireplace on a Samsung,” Maier told The New York Post from his New Hamphsire home Saturday night.
Maier became infamous when he reached over the right field wall and caught a baseball. Derek Jeter hit deep drive to right.
“What happens here?” exclaims Bob Costas.
Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco contends he would have caught the ball had Maier not interfered. Instead it was ruled a home run by umpire Richie Garcia.
Jeter later said after viewing the replay “there was a little interference there.”
The Yankees went on to win the series and the World Series. They would go on to win four of the next five World Series.
At the time Maier told a reporter that the event was “pretty unbelievable” and that “I never thought it would happen to me…. It’s pretty cool.”
Pretty cool unless you are an Orioles fan.