He has already made headlines in the Big Apple tabloids, chatted with Regis and Kathy Lee, and been pardoned by New York governor George Pataki. What's next for Jeff Maier, the 12-year-old Yankees fan whose from-the-stands near catch of a Derek Jeter fly ball turned a possible out into a home run in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series? Given the arc of instant celebrityhood these days, here's what might be in store for young Jeff.
Oct. 24, 1996: Shooting begins for USA Network biopic The Kid in Rightfield.
Dec. 8, 1996: Endorses No Excuses jeans.
Jan. 1, 1997: Spotted at Soho eatery with Friends fox Courtney Cox.
Feb. 26, 1997: Dates Elaine during guest spot on Seinfeld.
April 1, 1997: Jams onstage at Viper Room in Los Angeles with Keanu Reeves.
Oct. 1, 1997: Hosts party celebrating publication of humorous autobiography, Catcher in the Wry.
Oct. 25, 1997: Hawks $79.95 reproductions of celebrated glove on QVC.
Feb. 3, 1998: Hired by George Steinbrenner as "special consultant."
Feb. 10, 1998: Fired by Steinbrenner.