Micah Parsons is an athlete that might day be partaking in a record chase of his own.

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But on Tuesday evening, the Dallas Cowboys star and Harrisburg High School graduate took some time out of his evening to witness the milestone of someone in a different sport.

Parsons was in attendance on Tuesday evening at Choctaw Stadium, and was able to see New York Yankees’ slugging outfielder Aaron Judge launch his 62nd home run of the season, a dinger that set a new franchise and American League record.

The homer broke a tie with Pinstripe great Roger Maris, who hit 61 in 1961, a total some still hold onto as the “real” MLB mark due to Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa’s connections to performance-enhancing drugs.

Parsons took to Twitter after to share his admiration for Judge—who at 6-foot-7 was a pretty good football player in high school before focusing on baseball at Fresno State.

“Just witnessed history!!!!! Blessed’!!!! Mr.judge is insane!!!,” Parsons tweetedafter which he followed up with a quote tweet acknowledging the mark saying “Amazing !!! I love to see people win!!”

The ex-Penn Stater would then reveal that he was able to get onto the field after the game and meet Judge and fellow Yankee pitcher Gerrit Cole, take a photo and get his ticket signed, tweeting “Greatness was witnessed in Dallas!! #History.”

Perhaps this will provide an extra push for Parsons, who currently has four sacks this season, to go for the NFL’s single-season sack record, currently held by the Steelers TJ Watt and former Giant Michael Strahan with 22.

His next chance to add to that tally will be Sunday at 4:25, when his Cowboys travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams.

— Follow Dan Sostek on Twitter @dan_sostek

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