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On 17th anniversary of Jeffrey Maier incident, talk again revolves around fan interference
On 17th anniversary of Jeffrey Maier incident, talk again revolves around fan interference

When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division Series between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken back to 1996. Martinez’s hit, which tied the game at 4 in the Tigers’ eventual 8-6 series-tying win that forced a decisive Game 5 on Thursday, was interfered with by a fan in the first row of the right-field stands at Comerica Park. Umpires initially ruled the hit a home run, and upheld their decision after replay review. The play immediately conjured up memories of that fly ball by Derek Jeter in Game 1 of the 1996 American...

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