Bounties have been offered for the ball Aaron Judge hits for his record breaking 62nd home run but Memory Lane President JP Cohen has upped the ante with a $2 million pledge to the fan who is willing to sell. His plan would put it on public display.
“I’ll immediately pay $2 million for that baseball, and I want to promptly loan it for display at Yankee Stadium for the public to see in person,” he said.
The multi-million-dollar offer would make the anticipated 62nd home run baseball the most valuable one hit by a Yankees player.
“It would not be the all-time season record home run ball or a record-breaking lifetime home run ball, but I’m offering $2 million for Judge’s 62nd HR baseball because of its historic significance for the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball,” said Cohen
If the ball that breaks Roger Maris’ 61-year-old single season American League record winds up in the stands, there will be plenty of interest from auction companies and private buyers, who will also be interested in Judge’s last home run ball of 2022 that will establish the new record.