Fan who caught Aaron Judge’s historic dwelling run ball says he is unsure what he’ll do with it

The fan who caught New York Yankees star Aaron Judge‘s record-breaking 62nd dwelling run ball says he is unsure what he’ll do with the memento. If ever offered at an public sale, it may go for hundreds of thousands of {dollars}, Ken Goldin, of Goldin Auctions, informed CBS News on Wednesday. 

During the second recreation of the doubleheader between New York Yankees and Texas Rangers on Tuesday, as Judge blasted his means into the historical past books, cameras caught a quick-thinking fan make the catch. The man, later recognized by a number of media shops as Cory Youmans, was requested by reporters about what he was going to do with it.  

“That’s an excellent query,” Youmans replied, “I have not thought of it.” 

Youmans, of Dallas, is the husband of Sports Illustrated reporter Bri Amaranthus. His spouse enthusiastically tweeted about him after he was escorted from the stands. 

The New York Post reported that Youmans is a vice chairman at an funding agency. CBS News has not independently verified that data, however reached out to the corporate to substantiate. 

Judge mentioned he’d prefer to have the ball that broke the report beforehand held by Yankees icon Roger Maris — who set the report 61 years earlier in 1961 — however added that it was in the end the choice of the one who caught it. 

“I do not know the place it is at, so we’ll see what occurs with that,” he mentioned post-game. “It’d be nice to get it again, however that is a memento for a fan, so, you already know, they made an incredible catch on the market they usually’ve received each proper to it.” 

Meanwhile, one other fan who was much less fortunate appeared to leap from the stands in an try and catch Judge’s ball. Local sports activities reporter Joe Trahan reported the fan is “effective bodily” however was ejected from the park for leaving the stands. 

If Youmans determined to promote the ball, it may fetch hundreds of thousands at public sale. Goldin, founding father of Goldin Auctions, informed CBS News that the ball “will likely be one of the crucial costly baseballs ever offered.” 

“With a Yankee participant surpassing one other iconic Yankee participant’s report — may imply this ball will promote within the $1.25 million to $2 million vary, ” he mentioned. 

Heritage Auction director of sports activities collectibles Chris Ivy informed CBS Dallas-Fort Worth that there is already a $2 million supply on the desk. 

Goldin identified that “particular occasion objects like this one have a tendency to extend curiosity over time,” however he additionally acknowledged the benefit of promoting it whereas the second is new.

“The sooner after the occasion the merchandise goes to public sale the extra it’s going to promote for,” he mentioned.

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