A Historic Home Run
On Tuesday night, October 4, 2022, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, a historic moment happened in the world of baseball. Aaron Judge, the star outfielder and designated hitter of the New York Yankees, hit his 62nd home run of the season, breaking the single-season record for home runs in the American League that was set by Roger Maris in 1961. Judge’s homer was a towering shot to right-center field that landed in the second deck of seats. The crowd erupted in cheers and applause as Judge rounded the bases and celebrated with his teammates.
But who was the lucky fan who caught the historic baseball? It turns out that it was none other than Cory Youmans, a vice president and investment adviser at Fisher Investments, a leading investment advisory firm that manages $197 billion worldwide. Youmans, who was wearing a Texas Rangers cap, made a great catch and held on to the ball as other fans tried to get a glimpse of it. He was soon interviewed by reporters and asked what he was going to do with the ball. He said he hadn’t thought about it yet and didn’t know if he would keep it or give it back to Judge.
A Fisher Investments Adviser
Youmans is not just an ordinary baseball fan. He is also a successful financial professional who works at Fisher Investments, one of the largest and most reputable investment advisory firms in the industry. Youmans has been with Fisher Investments since 2013 and is based in Plano, Texas. He is a vice president and investment adviser who serves high-net-worth individuals and small businesses with their investment needs. He holds Series 63 and Series 65 licenses, which qualify him as both a securities agent and an investment adviser representative.
Fisher Investments is an advisory business that operates out of Plano, Texas, with offices in 14 locations and a total of 3,349 advisors. It manages $192 billion in assets across its 269,289 accounts, placing it among the largest investment advisory firms in the United States by assets under management. The firm advises 37 charitable organizations and provides a diverse set of services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, portfolio management for investment companies, portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles, portfolio management for institutional clients and other services. The firm charges fees based on a percentage of assets and performance.
A Multimillion-Dollar Windfall?
Youmans may not need the money from selling the baseball, but he could potentially make a fortune from it if he decides to do so. Such souvenirs have at times fetched millions of dollars from wealthy collectors who are willing to pay a premium for rare and historic items. For example, in 1998, Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball of the season sold for $3 million at an auction. In 2007, Barry Bonds’ 756th home run ball that broke Hank Aaron’s career record sold for $752,467 at an auction. In 2012, Babe Ruth’s jersey from his first season with the Yankees in 1920 sold for $4.4 million at an auction.
Judge’s ball could be worth even more than these examples, given its significance and popularity. Judge is one of the most popular and talented players in the game today. He is a favorite to win the American League’s Most Valuable Player award this year. He has also led the Yankees to the playoffs and has a chance to win the World Series. His ball could attract bids from both fans and investors who see it as a valuable asset that could appreciate over time.
However, Youmans may also choose to give the ball back to Judge or donate it to a museum or charity. Judge himself said he would love to get the ball back but respected Youmans’ right to keep it as a souvenir. Youmans may also feel a sense of gratitude or loyalty to Judge or the Yankees for providing him with such an unforgettable experience. He may also want to share his joy with others who appreciate baseball history or support a good cause.
Cory Youmans is more than just a lucky fan who caught Aaron Judge’s record-breaking home run ball. He is also a successful financial adviser who works at Fisher Investments, one of the leading investment advisory firms in the industry. He has a big decision to make about what to do with the ball that could be worth millions of dollars. Whatever he decides, he will always have a story to tell and a memory to cherish.