Aaron Judge made his Major League Baseball debut on August 13th, 2016, against the Tampa Bay Rays, starting in right field. Judge’s career as a professional athlete has been successful. As a result, he has many followers who deliberately wait for his home run so that they can catch the ball, which one recently did, but Aaron now wants it back.
TMZ reports, Aaron Judge would love to welcome the opportunity to showcase his 62nd home run ball on his mantle. However, there is one problem: the fan who caught it isn’t convinced he wants to part ways with it just yet. The historic blast came in the first inning of the Yankees’ loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
It gave him sole possession of the American League record over Roger Maris. Cory Youmans was the lucky spectator who was on the receiving end of it. The man, who works in finance in Dallas, reportedly boxed out other fans and snagged it with his glove.
Then he was whisked away by Rangers security guards to have everything authenticated. Youmans informed a gaggle of media members at the stadium in his only public comments after making the catch that he hadn’t thought about what he was going to do with it. “That’s a good question!” he said.
Youmans has a few options, including selling it for a fortune, which experts like David Kohler from SCP Auctions estimate is worth up to $2 MILLION right now. Following the game, Judge stated that he would prefer to recover the ball if Youmans wanted to give it up. However, he informed reporters that had not yet happened.
The 30-year-old, on the other hand, stated that there would be no hard feelings if Youmans did not return it. “It’d be great to get it back, but that’s a souvenir for a fan,” Judge said. “So, they made a great catch out there and they’ve got every right to it.”
Let’s see what the fan does with it. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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