A Two Million Dollar Offer is Out for Aaron Judge 62nd Home Run Ball

Would YOU Sell the Ball or Return it to Aaron Judge?
  • September 27, 2022


TWO. MILLION. DOLLARS. Imagine turning down two million bucks. Would you turn that kind of money down? COULD you turn that kind of money down... That is the amount of money being offered for Aaron Judge's 62nd home run ball.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is closing in on a historic baseball record. The American League record and also the team record for most home runs in a single baseball season is 61. With 7 games left at the time of this article, Judge has 60 home runs. Record home run balls have been valued or sold for very steep prices previously. Mark McGwire's then record 70th home run ball was sold for 3 million dollars in 1999. Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball sold for $450,000 in 2003. If Judge is able to hit home run number 62 that ball could change someone's life; there is a 2 million-dollar offer out on the ball.

JP Cohen is the President of Memory Lane Inc. and states he's ready to dish out two million dollars to own the ball. Cohen plans to loan the ball out for display at Yankee Stadium for you to see according to our friends at Sports Collectors Daily.

While that's very kind of JP Cohen and great for you and I to see the ball, does that mean Aaron Judge won't be able to own his home run ball unless dips into his bank account? 

Aaron did receive his 60th home run baseball that was caught by a fan. The fan gave the ball back to Judge for free, but Aaron gave him a signed bat and took photos.

Could YOU turn down two million dollars?

Let's pretend you caught Judge's 62nd home run baseball and there is a pile of money in front of you. That's life-changing money, too. Pay off the house, buy a new car, put the kids through college. Maybe take a lovely vacation. What if you're a baseball history buff, though? How about if Aaron Judge is your favorite player - could you look Judge in the eyes and say "not unless you've got two mil in cash, Aaron."

There is no right or wrong answer here! If you catch the ball, it is up to you how you handle the situation. I've pondered a few times what I would do if #62 landed in my hands. Anyone can ask for tickets or an autograph. I want things money can't buy. So far, this is what I could dream of:

  • Dinner with Judge at NYY Steak at Yankee Stadium
  • Pinch run in a Spring Training game (full uniform)
  • The seat I am in when the ball is caught gets named after me

If you do turn down two million dollars, what would you ask the Yankees for? Let us know here on the blog or chat any time on our pages:


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