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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Jeffrey Maier wants another 15 minutes of fame

10 years ago as a 12 year old fan attending a baseball game, Jeff Maier affected the outcome of a playoff game between the Orioles and the Yankees. Basically, he reached out and grabbed a ball hit by Derek Jeter and pulled it into the stands. The umpire called it a home run and the Yankees went on to win the game and the series. Today, Maier is playing college ball and hopes to be drafted by the pros in June.
Ten years later, Maier is making a name for himself once again--but this time it is on the field. A senior third baseman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., Maier is poised to help the Cardinals vie for a New England Small College Athletic Conference title and a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament while putting himself in position to be taken in June's draft.

"My first priority is to the team," Maier said. "I believe we have the tools to compete and win the NESCAC. But as soon as I hang up my spikes at Wesleyan, the first thing I am going to be doing is waiting for a phone call from somebody saying they would like to take a chance with me and see what I can do (in pro ball)."

The 22-year-old emerged as a key player at Wesleyan as a sophomore, when he led the team in hitting with a .409 average and was named first-team all-NESCAC.
Can't speak for the other teams, but I'm fairly sure the Orioles will not be drafting Maier.


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