July 07, 2005
Jeffrey Maier Today
Top player on this year's Wesleyan baseball team was none other than Jeffrey Maier -- who made history in 1996 when he reached over the right-field wall in Yankee Stadium and turned Derek Jeter's fly ball into a home run in a playoff game against the Orioles. Maier, a junior outfielder, hit .350 and led his team in slugging, on-base percentage, hits, runs, double, and triples. Still good with the glove, too.
There's only been one person from this school to ever play big league ball: Red Lanning, and that was in 1916.
Not good news for the kid's chances as a prospect. But, say, around 2016, if the Yankees bring back the 1996 team for an Old-Timer's Day theme, they should bring in Maier too, and give him a seat - just about where he sat in 1996. Now, that would be funny.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at July 7, 2005 03:14 PM
Ok Steve, so you must know what CHB stands for. I've seen it on Sons of Sam Horn before and I've always wondered what it meant. Can you answer it finally?
Posted by: Marcus at July 7, 2005 03:47 PM
CHB is RSN slang for Dan Shaughnessy.
When then Bosox Carl Everett once yelled at Boston Globe writer Gordon Edes, telling him not to come near him again, Carl said to him, "...you and your Curly Haired Boyfriend," meaning fellow Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy.
RSN loved it so much, as they hate Dan S. so much, that "CHB" stuck for life.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at July 7, 2005 04:10 PM
Thanks Steve. Carl Everett is one crazy dude, but Curly Haired Boyfriend is pretty funny.
Posted by: Marcus at July 7, 2005 05:25 PM
No problem. My pleasure. Glad to help.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at July 7, 2005 08:10 PM
2016? Leyritz has already been back and David Justice (Class of '00) will be back this year (though he says he won't play for fear of hurting the true Old-Timers).
Posted by: Cliff at July 8, 2005 02:33 AM