AARON JUDGE’s record-breaking home run was particularly memorable for one fan.
When the New York Yankees’ Star Judge broke Roger Maris’ 61-year-old American League record for most home runs in a single season, a fan at Globe Life Field gambled to get his hands on the now-precious ball.
The fan in question appeared jumping over the railing hoping the ball doesn’t make it to the hands of the anxiously waiting fans in the stands below.
Not only did someone above him catch the ball, but the fan was subsequently thrown out of the venue by security, according to TMZ.
Thankfully, the fan wasn’t hurt, but he’s been thoroughly roasted on social media since.
One fan commented: “Now you’re out of the game and you don’t have an ebay ball. What a turn of events.”
Another said: “not even in the same area code smfh but I respect the effort”
While another wrote: “3 things in 3 seconds. 1st guy who caught the ball 2nd guy who had a plan in case this guy drops the ball 3rd guy who sits in the front row between guys 1 and 2 SO close to the story and $none move inches”
Judge’s 62nd home run, while the highest in American League history, was not an MLB record.
The league record of 71 was set by Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants in 2001.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6377869/fan-jumped-from-stand-aaron-judges-home-run/ Fan, who jumped from the stands to try to catch Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run, avoided injury but was ejected