Listen to John Sterling’s radio call from Aaron Judge tying up Babe Ruth’s HR mark for a season (video)
A young Yankees fan escaped a mad scuffle for Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball, but was then robbed by the organization.
Aaron Richter Made history, which will likely only happen for the first time this season with the New York Yankees.
At the bottom of the ninth inning in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates The judge unloaded a 430-foot bomb That put him in the record books with his 60th home run of the season and tied him with Babe Ruth for the second most home runs in a season in American League history. He also became the fastest AL player to reach that milestone.
And in the clip of the home run just before YES Network circles on Judge as they circle the bases, you can see the fans in the left field stands of Yankee Stadium making a mad rush to try and get a piece of history to get your hands on.
Yankees fan robbed in exchange for Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball
In the end, it was a young fan who got away with the ball and was seen being taken backstage so the Yankees could safely negotiate with him. And ESPN’s Marly Rivera reported that he was blindly robbed in exchange for the ball.
Okay, so Rivera actually said that the fan got a signed ball and racquet, while his friends got signed balls too.
But that’s absolute robbery considering the actual value of Judge’s 60th home run ball.
This was the result of a survey of several representatives of various auction houses, while the No. 60 baseball will not be as valuable to Judge as either the No. 61 or 62, the ball has been estimated to be worth between $50,000 and $150,000. That’s way more than what the young Yankees fan got for it.
While some “baseball purists” will argue that fans are tight-fisted when negotiating milestone homer balls, the fact is there are times when fans need to know the value of the piece of history they hold. This young fan should have been among them, and the Yankees took advantage of the fact that he wasn’t.
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