Greatest Postseason Moments In New York Yankees History

10. A Gift From The Crowd

In Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship series, the Bombers found themselves down 4-3 as the game progressed into the bottom of the eighth.

With one out and Armando Benitez on the hill, Derek Jeter was able to tie the game up at four with a solo blast to right. He did, however, need a little help.

As the ball was descending from the Bronx sky, it seems as though O’s right fielder Tony Tarasco could have made the play if not for 12-year old Jeffery Maier.

Maier reached his hand out into the field of play and literally pulled the ball into the crowd. Umpire Rich Garcia ruled the play, which was clearly fan interference, a home run.

New York went on to win the game thanks to a Bernie Williams walk-off blast in the 11th in an eventual 4-1 series win.

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