New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge launched a record-breaking home run against the Texas Rangers on October 4, the last time he would feature during the regular season.
The Yankees played a doubleheader on Tuesday, and with Judge failing to launch one out of the park and Game 1, he was luckily able to do so in the first inning against Texas starter, Jesus Tinoco.
The fan who caught the ball, Cory Youmans, is in line to earn a pretty penny, despite working for a massive hedge fund that controls nearly $200 billion worldwide. He may not need the financial security, which is likely why he hasn’t returned the call of a sports memorabilia auction house, Memory Lane Inc.
Aaron Judge’s 62nd homer is worth a boat load:
The president of the auction house, JP Cohen, has already offered up $2 million for the ball that broke the American League record for most home runs in a single season.
Via the AP:
“I feel the offer is way above fair, if he is inclined to sell it,” Cohen said in a telephone interview with the AP on Wednesday.
The ball could be worth a lot more in the future, so holding onto it for safekeeping could be what Youmans ends up doing at the end of the day.
“I don’t know where it’s at,” he said. “We’ll see what happens with that. It would be great to get it back, but that’s a souvenir for a fan. He made a great catch out there, and they’ve got every right to it.”
Judge isn’t overly concerned with the ball, applauding the fan for making a great catch in left field, taking it home as a souvenir. For Judge, this is just another day, but this moment in history will live on forever, and that ball is a token of his incredible achievement.