Jeffrey Maier

Jeffrey "Jeff" Maier (born November 15, 1984) is an American baseball fan who received international media attention for an incident in which he was involved as a 12-year-old at a baseball game. During Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles, Maier deflected a batted ball, hit by Derek Jeter, into the Yankee Stadium stands for what umpires ruled to be a home run, rather than fan interference. His action altered the course of Game 1, as the resulting home run allowed the Yankees to tie the score. They would go on to win the game and that series, four games to one.
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  • Dear Derek Jeter, advice from superstar editors

    … the flair of your best baseball moments — like your walk off home run in the 2001 World Series! And you need a good staff … look for an executive editor who can play Jeffrey Maier to you. (Remember the kid who caught that ball that helped the Yankees win a championship game in the ’90s? You want that attitude in your editing staff.) David Granger…

    Lucia Moses/ Digiday- 5 readers -
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