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Ticket Prices Skyrocket as Derek Jeter Approaches 3,000 Hits PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 05 July 2011 22:13

Derek Jeter went 2 for 6 as part of a 6-2 whipping of the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, putting him just four hits shy of 3,000 hits.

As Jeter gets closer to finally achieving the landmark figure (just 27 have done so prior, with Rapheal Palmerio being the last to do so in 2005), ticket prices on the resale market have skyrocketed.

According TiqIQ.com, as the Yankees begin their four game series against the Rays on Thursday in the Bronx the numbers are climbing dramatically, as fans look to be there when history takes place. Below is the price change (avg ticket price) for the 4 games in the series:

July 7th

  • June 29th-$103
  • July 5th- $144
  • Get in Price-$51
  • % change-39.8%

July 8th

  • June 29th-$96
  • July 5th- $153
  • Get in Price-$49
  • % change- 59.4%

July 9th

  • June 29th-$117
  • July 5th-$188
  • Get in Price-$34
  • % change- 60.7%

July 10th

  • June 29th-$112
  • July 5th-$170
  • Get in Price-$27
  • % change-51.8%

As the data shows, most fans before Jeter ripped two more hits, are thinking that Jeter’s date with 3,000 would come on Sat. the 10th. As mentioned, that was before those two hits. We’re betting prices for the 8th are going to go up tomorrow.


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