New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season on Tuesday night, breaking an AL record previously held by Roger Maris.
Maris Jr., the son of the Yankees great, has traveled alongside Judge’s mom to watch No. 99 break said record.
Judge obliterated home run No. 62 on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. One fan wanted to ball so badly, he even jumped over the fence.
That Rangers fan came away with the ball, and quickly left the stands with a security detail behind him.
Said fan wouldn’t fully commit to giving Judge the ball for free, and it’s tough to blame him, as the piece of memorabilia is likely worth millions.
Who caught Aaron Judge’s home run?
Per Bob Nightengale, Cory Youmans caught Judge’s 62nd home run. So, what do you need to know about the future millionaire?
Well, how about the fact that he already is doing…quite well, not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Per Nightengale, here’s a brief bio of Youmans: “The man who caught the historic Aaron Judge baseball, Cory Youmans, doesn’t exactly need the money. He is a vice president at Fisher Investments, which manages $197 billion worldwide. It may be the price of Judge’s next contract.”
One way or another, Judge will get his home run ball. It may cost him though, as a good businessperson rarely leaves the table on the wrong side of such a transaction.
When asked what he would do with the home run ball by the media, Youmans didn’t have a clear response: “That’s a good question! I haven’t thought about it!”
And it’s a fair response, given the circumstances. All of this was surely a blur for Youmans, who had just jumped the railing of Globe Life Field to catch a historic home run.
National League home run record
While Judge’s home run gave him the most home runs in a single season in American League history, he does not hold the MLB record. That belongs to San Francisco Giants great Barry Bonds, who hit 73 in 2001. Roger Maris Jr. would have you believe that record is tainted due to PED use, however.