LCS Game 1
Oct. 9, 1996 -- Yankees 5, Orioles 4 (11): A rookie. A fly ball. A kid with a glove. So began the modern dynasty of the New York Yankees.
The Orioles led 4-3 in the eighth when No. 9 hitter Derek Jeter, with the inside-out swing that would become so famous over the years, lofted a fly ball to right field. In most ballparks, it's a routine out. Not in Yankee Stadium, not with its short porch in right and not with a 12-year-old kid with quick reflexes standing at the railing.
Tony Tarasco was camped under the ball. Jeffrey Maier reached over the fence to make the catch. Umpire Richie Garcia blew the call. Bernie Williams homered in the 11th to win the game. "They'll be talking about this one for a long time," Darryl Strawberry said.
-- David Schoenfield