Jeffrey Maier catching Derek Jeter's Home Run ball in 1996 ALCS(Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP)
(USA Today) - This time the playoff winner will have to do without the help of their fans.
Or a fan.
Jeffrey Maier became a well-known 12-year-old during the 1996 ALCS at Yankee Stadium when he reached out and touched a fly ball that Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco seemed to be positioned under for the catch.
The ball, hit by Derek Jeter, was ruled a home run and the Yankees went on to win the game.
Now a 28-year-old, Maier said there will be no repeat performance.
"Tell them I am going to watch it sitting in my living room over the fireplace on a Samsung," Maier told George A. King III of the New York Post.
Maier, who admits his wife is a Red Sox fan and that he has friends in Baltimore, says "I have been married for 3½ years and have kids, so that seems like a while."