Toronto fans missed Aaron Judge’s 61st home run Wednesday night, but Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschman managed to catch the ball. Much to the chagrin of his wife, Fox NFL reporter Sara Walsh, Buschman gave the ball to the New York Yankees staff instead of selling it.
Judge hit a home run off Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza to tie Roger Maris’ AL single-season record. The ball had just escaped the grasp of a few fans in the front row and landed in the Jays’ bullpen.
That’s when Buschman retrieved the precious souvenir. When Walsh first spotted Buschman with the ball in her hand, she joked that she could retire.
“Bad news I’m battling hurricanes in Florida, but good news I can announce my retirement…” Walsh tweeted.
Soon after, Walsh spotted Buschman flipping the ball over, and she joked that the two might part ways.
“Oh cool,” Walsh tweeted. “He just returned that one without seeing whether our family is still there? I’m going to announce the divorce next.”
Buschman missed the chance to make a fortune in the sports memorabilia market because it was the last game of the season between the Blue Jays and Yankees.
Judge is now aiming to break Maris’ record with a home run of 62, and he has six games left. Next up is a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend.