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Jeffrey Maier

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11"

Jeff Maier is most famous for his interference in the 1996 ALCS when he was 12. When Derek Jeter hit a ball towards the seats, Maier reached his glove over the fence and deflected the ball from Baltimore Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco. Umpire Rich Garcia ruled the play a home run for Jeter, helping Maier's New York Yankees team advance. Ten years later Maier set the Wesleyan University career record with 189 hits. A center fielder, Maier's career average as of April 22 was .373 in college. He was known primarily for his contact hitting and dedication. Majoring in government in college, he hoped to eventually become general manager of a major league team.

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