NEW YORK sports fans are in for a shock on Friday night when they watch the Yankees.

The Bronx baseball team take on rivals Boston Red Sox in a potentially historic game for Aaron Judge.

Aaron Judge is chasing home run history this season
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But fans tuning in to watch the MLB rivals could be in for a surprise.

The game will not be broadcast on YES Network – the television station that carries Yankees games.

And it will not be on national television either on FOX or ESPN.

Instead the game is being broadcast LIVE on Apple TV in a major moment for the streamers.

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Apple TV have exclusive rights to stream a double header every Friday night this season.

And Judge’s possible historic game as well as the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry represent a huge occasion in their deal.

The Yankees reportedly wanted the game moved to their YES Network.

But Apple are streaming the game for free on their service instead.

Judge, 30, is one home run away from history.

He passed Babe Ruth’s American League tally of 59 with a huge homer in a stunning turnaround against Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week.

With one more mighty blow, Californian-born Judge will move level with Roger Maris’ all-time AL record.

He almost had it on Thursday night, but fell just a few feet short.

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