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Aaron Judge will sign the ball that hit the owner of the Brooklyn pizza shop

The Supreme Court Justice in New York has ruled in favor of the high-profile Yankees fan he accidentally injured.

After some prodding from The Post, Bombers’ home run king Aaron Judge has agreed to meet with Brooklyn pizza shop owner Paul Giannone, 68, and autograph the baseball, which ran foul of his bat and threw the fan in the head has, a representative of the team said on Friday.

“He’d love to autograph the ball from Paulie Gee,” Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said after being contacted by the Post on Friday about Giannone’s request for an autographed ball in revenge for hitting his head.

“[Judge] He’s pleased he’s doing well and hopes he’ll be willing to bring some pizzas with him next time he comes to Yankee Stadium so they can swap ideas.”

He added that the team have since reached out to Giannone and will give him a special glove to make amends.

Yankees star Aaron Judge has agreed to sign the foulball that hit Brooklyn pizza shop owner Paul Giannone in the head at a game.
Yankees star Aaron Judge has agreed to sign the foulball that hit Brooklyn pizza shop owner Paul Giannone in the head at a game.
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According to Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo, Judge would like to sign the ball and is glad the fan is okay after the incident.
According to Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo, Judge would like to sign the ball and is glad the fan is okay after the incident.
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“We’re having a personalized glove made for him so he has something to defend himself with when he comes back,” Zillo said.

Giannone – who went public with his request to sign the ball on Thursday – said he was thrilled to hear the bat plans would make amends.

“I’m pleased to hear that. That’s great to know,” he told the Post. “I’m not surprised; Judge seems like a great guy.”

He said he likes the pizza-for-autograph deal but warned his cakes are “best straight from the oven.”

Giannone even referenced Judge’s upcoming contract negotiations and said he hopes he can help.

“I want to know how many pizzas I would need to bring to make him a Yankee for life,” he said.

While the hit that aimed at Giannone’s head might not have been one of Judge’s top 43 home runs, for the pizza man it was one of the batter’s most impactful.

Giannone said “saw stars” and began to draw blood when the foul ball from the 6-foot-7 judge’s stick threw him at Tuesday’s home game against the Seattle Mariners.

The 68-year-old Yankee fan suffered a concussion after being hit by the judge's bat with the foulball.
The 68-year-old Yankee fan suffered a concussion after being hit by the judge’s bat with the foul ball.
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Giannone was hit by the foulball at the Yankees game Tuesday night.
Giannone was hit by the foulball at the Yankees game Tuesday night.
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He was taken from the stadium, briefly hospitalized and left with a concussion and a huge red bruise on his head.

“When I got up – boom! – it hit me in the head,” he said of hitting the ball.

He said Thursday he would like the judge to sign the ball to set things straight.

The Yankees are also giving Giannone a special glove to bring to future games.
The Yankees are also giving Giannone a special glove to bring to future games.
Paul Martinka

“I think that’s fair,” he told the Post.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/05/aaron-judge-will-sign-ball-that-hit-brooklyn-pizza-shop-owner/ Aaron Judge will sign the ball that hit the owner of the Brooklyn pizza shop

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