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Exclusive: Jeffrey Maier talks with Yahoo! Sports

Kevin Kaduk
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Jeffrey Maier won't be attending any of the ALDS games between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles this week and for good reason. The 28-year-old is the father of a newborn son and there's simply no time for him to travel down from his home in New Hampshire.

Maier did, however, have time to grant an exclusive interview with our Yahoo! Sports video team about the controversial play in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS that made him a hero in New York, a villain in Baltimore and one of the most famous fans in baseball history.

Check out the video embedded above as Maier talks about being thrust into national headlines as a 12-year-old after helping Derek Jeter's fly ball over Tony Tarasco's glove (and the Yankee Stadium wall) for a home run that changed the history of two teams. After you're done, check out the two additional videos from our Maier interview below.

Maier on his meeting with Derek Jeter in February 1997:

Maier on what he's doing today:

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