Aaron Judge’s unforgettable night At Fenway Park on Tuesday also included a viral interaction with fan Cecilia Jacob.
During the Yankees’ 7-6 win over the Red Sox, When the judge scored his 56th and 57th runs at home this season as such Continues to chase Roger Maris AL’s record of 61Jacob, the 30-year-old, lived near the dugout while she was filming the festivities.
“As soon as he got home, I immediately started shooting,” 19-year-old Jacob Summoned to Athletic. “We were all screaming and so happy. We tried the Big Five the first time (Judge Humed) and it didn’t, but then the second time it came, I just freaked out.”
Although the opportunity for Jacob to meet Judge is now immortalized on her phone and online, it never happened. Jacob’s seat had belonged to her friend’s brother, Lucy Nuttall, just hours before. But when Nuttall’s brother pulled out on Monday, Jacob scored the seat instead.
Jacob, a Manhattan native who attends Brown University, said she was in “disbelief” after the moment with the judge.
“You see him come in to take the Big Five,” she said of her own recording. “But when it really goes to the Big Five, you don’t (see) it. But then you hold my hand afterwards, like shivering, frozen in the air, because my hand stayed there for five seconds after that because I was in disbelief.”
Jacob wasn’t alone in this feeling, as Yankees fans quickly took to social media on Tuesday to express their excitement about the exchange.
One fan commented, “I loved her face after the Big Five.” On YES’s Instagram pageWhile another said, “I’ve never. Ever. I’m more jealous than a human being.”
Judge is now four hurdles away from owning the record set by Maris 61 home runs in a single season. The Yankees will wrap up their two-game series against the Red Sox on Wednesday night before heading to Milwaukee.
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