Aaron Judge made history on Tuesday night but he may not get the ball that he made it with.
The New York Yankees slugger’s 62nd home run against the Texas Rangers was caught by a lucky fan in left field who appears to be holding onto the ball, which is reportedly worth up to $2 million.
The fan who caught it is Corey Youmans, whose LinkedIn profile says he is a vice president at Fisher Investments.
A video of Youmans being escorted by security surfaced during the game in which he was asked about what he plans to do with the ball.
“That’s a good question,” he said. “I haven’t thought about it.”
Apparently, he wasn’t going to just hand it over.
Judge said after the game that he did not receive the ball yet and had no idea where it was, although he did not seem to make a fuss about it.
“It’d be great to get it back but that’s a souvenir for a fan,” Judge said. “They made a great catch out there and they got every right to it.”
Judge received No. 60 back from a 20-year-old Yankees fan rather easily, who was given a signed ball and bat in return.
No. 61 landed in the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen and was retrieved by Yankees reliever Zack Britton without issue.
What will become of No. 62 is anyone’s guess as the ball is now in Youman’s court, quite literally.