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Jeter tells Cal Yanks got break on Maier HR

9/23/2011

In an interview with TBS' Cal Ripken, Derek Jeter was asked about the infamous Jeffrey Maier homer in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS against the Orioles. Maier reached over the stands and over Tony Tarasco's glove to catch Jeter's deep fly to right. The ball was rule a home run.

In the interview, Jeter admitted to Ripken, who was on that Orioles team in 1996, that the Yankees caught a break.

"You know actually when I hit it, I couldn’t tell. I’m in the batters box, I had no idea. I mean, after the game, you see what happened but we caught a break," said Jeter, who also told Ripken that Tarasco should have jumped for the ball.

A portion of the interview will air Sunday at 12:30 pm as part of TBS pregame show before the first game of the Yankees-Red Sox double-header. The full Ripken-Jeter interview will air during TBS’ postseason coverage which begins on Sept. 30.