During the games this Tuesday and Wednesday, the Yankees fans packed their team’s stadium despite the fact that the rival in turn, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is one of the weakest of all the MLB.
The reason? The entire Bronx wanted to see live the moment Aaron Judge tied or broke Roger Maris’ record for most home runs hit (61) in a single season for the Yankees and overall in the American League. However, this did not happen, as the Judge could only match Babe Ruth’s mark after hitting his 60th home run of the year.
It is estimated that during the two games, close to 90,000 seats would have been sold to see Aaron Judge take turns at bat. The ticket sales would have generated several million dollars to the Yankees board on consecutive days with everything and it’s not the weekend.
The next series at home for the Yankees will be neither more nor less than against the arch-rivals Red Sox, whom they will face from Thursday to Sunday, days in which Judge will probably finally manage to even surpass Maris by connecting the two homers he needs.
It is estimated that Yankee Stadium will present a full house again, because in addition to the Judge effect, a series against the Red Sox always generates expectations among the public.