MLB fan addresses on selling Aaron Judge’s 62nd HR ball for $1.5M turning down a $3M offer

Luck can make people gainer we all know but it also can let them commit stupid mistakes as it seems. The lucky charm, Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball pulled exactly the same kind of stunt to an MLB fan.

In a game against the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees batter Aaron Judge hit a home run in the stadium. The ball landed on the front row of Section 31 on Globe Life Field’s left side. A fan named Cory Youmans was able to catch the historic ball.

What happened to the ball?

Cory Youmans immediately became a person of interest after catching the ball. He was offered $3 million alongside a face-to-face with Judge and other benefits for the ball but declined eventually. He even turned down a $2 million offer from JP Cohen, the president of the Memory Lane Auction.

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Rangers Fan Speaks Out After Selling Aaron Judge’s 62nd HR Ball For Much Less At Auction Than The Original $3-Million Offer He Received (credit:totalsports)

Finally, he sold the ball in an auction last week for $1.5 million. It appears that being greedy did not provide him with leverage. He later revealed that he hoped Judge, the Yankees, or the National Baseball Hall of Fame would contact him for the ball.

What did Aaron Judge and Cory Youmans has to say regarding the matter?

Youmans was asked about his feeling and he said, “Congratulations to Joe! Given the historical significance of #62, it was important to me that the selling process was fair, accessible, and transparent.”

“As this chapter comes to an end and I reflect on catching home run ball #62, I’ll always remember the kindness of the fans around me on that exciting night in Arlington,” Youmans continued. “It was the epitome of how sports brings humans together, and I’ll cherish that memory forever.”

Previously, Aaron revealed his interest in the auction in a conference, “He caught the ball, he’s the one that made the play out there in left field, so it’s his right to do what he wants with it. Hopefully, he’s making the right decision for him and his family.”

Which records have been set as a result of this auction and home run?

For $3.05 million, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball in 1998 is the most expensive ball ever sold at auction. Judge’s 62nd home run ball is ranked second.

Another interesting fact is, Aaron Judge broke Roger Maris’ 61-year-old record of 61 home runs made in 1961. Everything around the ball appears to be super spontaneous.

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Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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