Aaron Judge hits historic home run 61 as magical season rolls on I The Rush
Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season, tying fellow pinstripe legend Roger Maris’ American League record for the most home runs hit in a season. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is named the richest owner in sports for the eighth consecutive year, while LeBron James is expanding his ownership profile after buying a professional pickleball team with fellow NBA stars Kevin Love and Draymond Green. Plus, the controversial LIV Tour is reportedly resorting to the unthinkable in attempts to find a broadcast network to air their tournaments in the United States.
JARED QUAY: 34 plate appearances after hitting home run number 60, Yankees star slugger Aaron Judge has finally done it.
- And the 3-2. Drilled deep to left field. This could be it. See ya. He's done it, number 61. He's been chasing history and now he makes it.
JARED QUAY: Judge's 61st home run ties Yankees legend Roger Maris's American League record of 61 home runs back in the 1961 season, which was exactly 61 years ago.
- It's really trippy.
JARED QUAY: Judgment day has finally passed us and you got to think Aaron out on a sigh of relief. Good job, Judge. It's good to be Steve Ballmer, y'all. For the eighth straight year, "Forbes" magazine named the Clippers owner the richest owner in all of professional sports. And if you thinking to yourself--
- They just Clippers.
JARED QUAY: --apparently the team is worth $3.3 billion, which is just a fraction of Ballmer's reported net worth of $83 billion.
- That's billion with a B.
JARED QUAY: That's Microsoft money. That's what that is.
JARED QUAY: Just down the hall, a different team owner is building up his portfolio.
- LeBron James.
JARED QUAY: LeBron James already has minority ownership in teams spanning four different pro sports leagues, and now he's expanding to a fifth sport.
- Cricket, maybe?
JARED QUAY: Nope. LeBron, Draymond Green, and Kevin Love are buying a Major League pickleball team.
JARED QUAY: The game is basically a combination of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, where you use a paddle to hit the ball over a net.
JARED QUAY: And if you aren't playing pickleball, you're behind the trend according to a study showing pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States. On the flip side, the well-established sport of golf is experiencing some growing pains at the moment. The LIV Golf Tour is trying like hell to get its tournaments on American TV and that's been a challenge to say the least.
- All you got to do is just tap it in. Just tap it in.
JARED QUAY: According to "Golfweek", LIV is trying to buy airtime on Fox Sports. Apparently, no broadcasters in the States wants to pay the controversial Saudi Arabia bad golf tour for broadcasting rights. But when you're Saudi Arabia rich, you can buy your way into just about anything.
You think this is going to stop them from getting on TV? They rich, rich. Rich people don't even watch golf, they just play. So I'm wondering, why they're trying to buy that?