Wes Represents NYC

Two of our Wesleyan Alumns, Majora Carter ’88 and Jeffrey Maier ’06, were featured in New York Magazine’s special 40th Anniversary Issue as having an important impact on NYC’s history in the past 40 years.

Majora was nominated by Princeton University Professor Joshua Guild as the 10th most inflential New Yorker in the past 40 years (ranking with the likes of Barbara Walters, Spike Lee, and Mayor Bloomberg) for creating her organization Sustainable South Bronx and greening the neighborhood.

Jeffrey was featured as the 12 year-old-kid who tipped Derek Jeter’s fly ball into the stands in 1996, which ultimately led to the Yankees entering the World Series and winning after an 18 year slump. While the article cites that Maier currently lives in (enemy borders) Boston, he’s still remembered as a major “headliner”.

With half of Wesleyan living in NYC, it’s about time we get recognized!

6 thoughts on “Wes Represents NYC

  1. Ben

    Fuckwad Maier didn’t “tip” CI’s fly ball into the stands in the ’96 ALCS; he reached out into the field of play and caught it, an act that is supposed to result in ejection from the stadium, per major league rules. If Tony Tarasco catches that ball, the four-World-Series-in-five-years thing probably never happens. Yes, I’m still bitter about that after 12 years (as are most Orioles fans). And yes, “fuckwad” is an accurate term to describe him; everyone I’ve talked to who knows him pretty much hates him and views him as a selfish prick. Shocker, eh?

  2. Ben

    Fuckwad Maier didn’t “tip” CI’s fly ball into the stands in the ’96 ALCS; he reached out into the field of play and caught it, an act that is supposed to result in ejection from the stadium, per major league rules. If Tony Tarasco catches that ball, the four-World-Series-in-five-years thing probably never happens. Yes, I’m still bitter about that after 12 years (as are most Orioles fans). And yes, “fuckwad” is an accurate term to describe him; everyone I’ve talked to who knows him pretty much hates him and views him as a selfish prick. Shocker, eh?

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