The battle for Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball was simply chaotic and we can only hope that no kids were in the area.
After Judge launched his historic homer to left field in the ninth inning of Tuesday night’s comeback win against the Pirates, tying Babe Ruth for the second-most in American League history in a single season, fans in the stands went nuts as they all tried to get their hands on it.
Video from the seats shows a large group of men piling on top of each other in an attempt to snag it from the bottom of the pile.
20-year-old City College of New York student Mike Kessler ended up snagging the ball.
“It bounced off someone’s hand. I reached and grabbed it and just bear-hugged it,” Kessler told The Post. “I just smothered it. It got off to the side. It was a mad pile.”
He actually returned the ball to the Yankees in exchange for a meet-and-greet with Judge, four autographed baseballs and a signed bat.