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Fan reached for ball at foul pole

Updated: October 9, 2003, 1:44 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A fan said he touched the ball hit by Boston's Todd Walker and disagreed with the home run call in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the AL championship series between the Red Sox and New York on Wednesday night.

Boston manager Grady Little was sure it was fair, and New York manager Joe Torre gave in after a brief discussion with the umpires.

Walker, meanwhile, praised the eyesight of home plate umpire Tim McClelland, who overruled the foul call by right-field umpire Angel Hernandez.

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