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#6 Jeffrey Maier Gets An Assist
Was it a home run or wasn’t it? It’s a question that will live in infamy in Yankees lore. Did a 12-year old kid lean over and snare the ball hit by Derek Jeter from the outstretched glove of Orioles right fielder Tony Tarasco?
You don’t just accidentally show up in the World Series (Derek Jeter)
And if he did, and Jeter was credited with a double, what would have happened next?
We only know what we see in the video, and clearly, it’s a judgment call and one that was made swiftly in the Yankees favor by the right field umpire, Rich Garcia.
Hush, be quiet. I think we got away with one there.
But then again, this was a Yankees team that was embarking on an unprecedented run that would carry them into the next century with a series of World Championships that would captivate not only Yankees fans, but the bulk of baseball itself.
Nevertheless, we are grateful for no replay in those days. All hail, Rich Garcia.