Yankees fan emerges from Aaron Judge home run skirmish, still gets robbed

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A young Yankees fan came away from a mad skirmish for Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball but then he got robbed blind by the organization. 

Aaron Judge made history for what is likely only going to the first time this season with the New York Yankees.

In the bottom of the ninth inning in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Judge unloaded a 430-foot bomb that put him in the record books with his 60th home run of the season, tying him with Babe Ruth for the second-most single-season home runs in American League history. He also became the fastest AL player to reach that milestone.

And in the clip of the home run right before YES Network cut to Judge circling the bases, you can see the fans in the left-field stands of Yankee Stadium making a mad dash to try and get their hands on a piece of history.

Yankees fan gets robbed in exchange for Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball

In the end, it was a young fan who came away with the ball and he was seen being walked behind the scenes surely for the Yankees to negotiate with him. And Marly Rivera of ESPN reported that he got robbed blind in exchange for the ball.

Okay, so Rivera actually said the fan got a signed ball and bat while his friends also got signed balls.

But that is absolute robbery considering the actual value of Judge’s 60th home run ball.

According to a poll of several representatives from various auction houses, while the baseball No. 60 for Judge isn’t going to be as valuable as No. 61 or 62, the value of the ball was estimated to be anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000. That’s substantially more than the value of what the young Yankees fan got in return.

While some “baseball purists” will talk about fans being stingy in negotiations for milestone home run balls, the fact of the matter is that there are some times when fans need to know the value of the piece of history they have. This young fan should’ve been among them and the Yankees took advantage of the fact that he wasn’t.

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