In the seventh inning of Wednesday’s match against the Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees’ star Aaron Judge scored his 61st homerun, there by writing his name besides MLB legend Roger Maris for the record of most homeruns in a single season. Aaron Judge is just one homerun away from creating history, and the hype is crazy among MLB fans.
It was the seventh inning, Aaron Judge was facing the Blue Jays’ left-hander Tim Mayza, and then came the biggie the 394-foot, two-run blast to left field which tied Aaron Judge to Roger Maris. With still seven games left Aaron has quite the opportunity to go down in history for the most homeruns scored in a single season.
“I was just trying to go up there and start a rally and get something going,” Judge said. “It’s an incredible honor,” Judge said of matching Maris at his postgame news conference. “Getting a chance to be associated with one of the Yankee greats, you know, one of baseball’s greats and being enshrined with him forever — words can’t describe it.”
Unlucky fan drops Aaron Judge’s 61st homerun ball
When fans go to watch such a game, where history could be created, there’s only one thing on their mind, to collect some form of memorabilia. Be it a picture with the concerned star, an autograph, or to be lucky enough to even catch the historic baseball. Such was the case in Wednesday’s match when Aaron Judge hit his 61st homer.
A Blue Jays fan was all ready to catch the baseball, but to his bad luck the ball somehow slipped out of his glove and landed in the Blue Jay’s bullpen. The fan was quite disheartened after the incident, according to SCP Auction’s president David Kohler the fan had missed his chance of around a whopping $250,00.
The ball was eventually caught by Toronto’s bullpen coach, Matt Buschmann who returned it to Zack Britton of the Yankees so it could be returned to Judge.