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Blast from the past

Ten years later, nothing has interfered with Yankee fan Jeff Maier grabbing hold of a new distinction

It was nearly 10 years ago that Maier, then 12, became the center of attention in New York (inset left) when he helped Derek Jeter’s fly over the fence in the 1996 ALCS against Baltimore, something Maier, now the all-time hits leader at Wesleyan, has had to deal with ever since.
It was nearly 10 years ago that Maier, then 12, became the center of attention in New York (inset left) when he helped Derek Jeter’s fly over the fence in the 1996 ALCS against Baltimore, something Maier, now the all-time hits leader at Wesleyan, has had to deal with ever since. (Inset photo Getty Images / background photo Stan Grossfeld, Globe Staff) Inset photo Getty Images / background photo Stan Grossfeld, Globe Staff
By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / April 19, 2006

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He'll forever be remembered as the 12-year-old boy who was sitting in the right-field seats in Yankee Stadium on an October afternoon in 1996, when he reached over the railing and helped Derek Jeter's fly ball become a home run in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against Baltimore. (Full article: 2173 words)

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