The 3000 hit club is possibly the most prestigious in all of baseball. With names like Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, and Cal Ripken, Jr., the 27 men who have recorded over 3,000 major league hits are members of a club that only the best in the game have had the chance to join. And this weekend, Derek Jeter, The Captain, the face of the New York Yankees for the past decade and a half, can get his 3,000th hit and make his mark on baseball history.
Derek Jeter Chasing 3,000 Hits
Before going on the DL on June 14, Jeter was six hits away from 3,000. His first game back was on July 4th. Jeter got two hits in last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians (July 5), which put him 4 away from #3000. The market has reflected this double hit game, as ticket prices to both Friday and Saturday’s games jumped $30 each from yesterday to today.
- According to the ticket market, fans think Jeter will hit 3,000 on either Friday or Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets to these games are averaging $165. That’s an 80% increase in average ticket price from July 1st: Yankees fans definitely want to see their short stop reach the 3,000 mark.
- Average ticket prices to this weekend’s series against the Rays have increased 85% in the last week.
- There are over 7,500 tickets available to Friday’s game, 8,000 tickets available for Saturday’s game, and 11,000 tickets available for Sunday’s game.
Best Value Yankees tickets
Even though tickets may be tough to come across, there are still some great values to be had. For Friday’s game, there are tickets listed in Terrace Infield 313 for $75, which is 54% lower than the average price of comparable tickets in the area.
On Saturday, there are tickets listed in Field Outfield 134 for 60% off the average price for a total of $109.