Aaron’s Judge’s historic season landed him a $360 million contract from the Yankees.
His record-setting 62nd home run ball sold for $1.5 million after the prized memorabilia was offered by Goldin Auctions in bidding that closed Saturday night.
Cory Youmans, who caught the ball in the left-field seats at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, turned down a private offering of $3 million for the ball last month.
Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from 1998 was sold to comic book artist and writer Todd McFarlane for $3.05 million, making it the most expensive ball ever.
Judge set the American League record of 62 home runs on Oct. 4 in Texas, surpassing Roger Maris’ 61-year-old mark of 61 in 1961.