Sunday, January 7, 2007

It's Recognized for the Injustice it was... least by the good people in Winnipeg.

The Jefferey Maier incident ranks number three in the top 10 blown calls of all time. Don't remember this incident?

Mr. October for the New York Yankees in 1996 was a 12-year-old kid named Jeffrey Maier, who helped the home side win by turning a Derek Jeter fly out into a home run. It was Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 9 and the Baltimore Orioles were leading the Yankees 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth when Jeter hit his fly ball toward O's outfielder Tony Tarasco, who camped under it and appeared ready to make the grab. That's when Maier's glove shot out of the stands and caught the ball. Tarasco protested loudly and had every right to do so, but umpire Rich Garcia ruled a home run. The Yankees went on to win the game, the ALCS and the World Series.

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