Are the Dallas Cowboys Tied to the New York Yankees Home-Run Ball? “Team USA”, Judge Aaron and the Owner’s New Options 62
ARLINGTON — Are the Dallas Cowboys so intertwined in all things sports that they’re “hit base” with the DFW resident who caught New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge earlier this month on the American League record 62nd ball at Globe Life Field?
In a way, yes.
David Baron, a founding partner of SBEMP Attorneys, is representing Cory Youmans, who caught the historic home run on October 4, 2022 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and his wife Bri Amaranthus. The couple are exploring options on what to do with the price and have hired the aforementioned company to represent them regarding any inquiries regarding the eventual sale of the ball.
Bri and Cory married in 2021 and live in the DFW area. Youmans has worked for Fisher Investments for almost 10 years. In his current role, Cory introduces high net worth investors to the firm’s Private Client group. Cory was the first person in his family to graduate from college, graduating from Washington State University in 2010.
And what is the Cowboys connection?
Amaranthus happens to be a reporter for Sports Illustrated/Fan Nation, primarily covering the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks. Before that, she was a journalist and television host for NBC Sports Northwest, where she won an Emmy Award. Bri graduated from the University of Oregon in 2014 and grew up in southern Oregon.
The law firm SBEMP is headquartered in Southern California with offices in New York and New Jersey. Baron will advise both in terms of media inquiries and the eventual sale of the ball.
The historic souvenir was hit by the judge in the front row of Section 31 in left field, with Youmans making the lucky shot.
An interested party named JP Cohen said he would pay $2 million for the ball and then loan it out for display at Yankee Stadium.
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“I think the offer is way too fair if he’s willing to sell it,” Cohen said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Darren Rovell, a sports business analyst who currently works for The Action Network, suggests the ball is worth more than $4 million.
Judge said publicly: “It would be great to get (the ball) back but it’s a keepsake for a fan. He made a great catch there and they got it perfectly right.
The most expensive home baseball of all time sold for $3 million and was the ball that Mark McGwire hit for what was then his 70th home run in 1998.
Youmans was among the 38,832 spectators at the Rangers baseball stadium (along with Cowboys Dak Prescott, Michael Gallup and Micah Parsons), among the tallest to watch a baseball game at Globe Life Field, all thrilled to see Judge hit a homerun that broke the AL record set by Roger Maris in 1961. …but Youmans catches the biggest treat of them all.
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