The 62nd home run ball of the New York Yankees giant Aaron Judge has been auctioned off.
MLB.com said on the 18th (hereafter Korean time), “The 62nd home run that Yankees superstar Aaron Judge set the American League record for in the 2022 season was sold for $1.5 million according to ‘Goldin Auctions’ (US auction site).” .토토
In an away game against the Texas Rangers in the 2022 Major League Baseball held on October 5 at Globe Live Field in Arlington, Texas, USA, Judge attacked a slider of 88.4 miles (about 142.2 km) in the third pitch of Texas starter Jesus Tinoko and hit a solo home run. .
This solo home run was Judge’s 62nd home run of the 2022 season. With his 62nd home run, Judge surpassed Roger Maris’ record for most home runs in a single season with the Yankees. At the same time, he ranked 7th in the major leagues for the most home runs in a single season.
Judge, who was recognized more because he had no cases of drug use. He turned down an offer of 3 million dollars (about 4 billion won) from Corey Youmans, vice president of Fisher Investment, who caught the home run ball at the time. The result was 1.5 million dollars (approximately 1.965 billion won), which fell in half.
In 157 games this season, Judge has a batting average of .311, 62 home runs, 131 RBIs, a .425 on-base percentage, a .686 slugging percentage, and a 1.111 OPS. Since his big league debut in 2016, he has recorded a career batting average of 2.8 4 Lee, 220 homers and 497 RBIs so far this year.
Judge, who obtained free agency qualification after the end of this season, continues to accompany the Yankees on the condition of 9 years and 360 million dollars (approximately 471.6 billion won).