Pair of fans tried to catch ball from Aaron Judge’s 61st home run valued at $500,000 but failed [Video]

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made history by finally hitting his 61st home run on Wednesday, tying Roger Maris’ record for most home runs in the American League. And while every fan in attendance dreamed of catching the ball, none could accomplish their goal.

Judge’s drive into left field at the Rogers Centre in Toronto saw a pair of fans who had clear chances to catch the ball, stretching as far as they could for the epic catch but were not lucky enough as it ultimately landed just feet from the top of the bleachers.

The fans in question, wearing Blue Jays jerseys, could not believe their misfortune when the ball landed on the divider separating the end fence and the stands where they were located.

They immediately put their hands to their heads not only for having lost the opportunity to have a unique piece of baseball but also for the chance to win up to $500,000.

Several auction houses say the ball would fetch half a million dollars if sold. However, there would always be the possibility that the fan would decide to return it without asking for anything in return, as was seen in Judge’s 60th home run.

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It seems that those baseball lovers who dreamed of getting their hands on the ball will have a new opportunity to add to history in the three-game series against Baltimore or the four-game series against Texas, where Judge could hit his 62nd home run and thus keep the record alone.

Watch the video of the fans trying to catch the ball here: