Jeter’s Final Road Games
The Derek Jeter Good-Bye Tour really hit its mark this past Sunday when the Yankees honored their star captain with a pre-game ceremony. Yankee greats from years past made appearances, as well as famous athletes from yesteryear, including Michael Jordan. Unfortunately for fans who stuck around after the ceremony, the Yankees struggled mightily on the afternoon, ultimately falling 2-0 as Yordano Ventura and the Royals bullpen notched a four hit shutout. Jeter was one of the few to reach base on the afternoon, going 1-3 with a single and a walk.
The ceremony and the loss are pretty indicative of how things are going to shape up for the Bronx Bombers as we head into the final weeks of the regular season. At just a few games above .500 on the year, it would take close to a miracle for the Yankees to reach the postseason. Which means Derek Jeter’s days on the ball field are numbered.
With less than twenty games to go, the captain will be making three last road stops as he finishes his fine career. Below is a breakdown of each stop as well as information on the media price for Yankees tickets for each series.
September 12 – 14: @ Baltimore Orioles | Median Ticket Price = $66
Though the Yankees will be in Baltimore for only three days, they kick off with a doubleheader on the 12th so there will be four opportunities for fans to see Jeter play. Though make sure to check the lineups that day as there is no guarantee Jeter will suit up for both the day and night of the Friday doubleheader. Baltimore currently sits at first place in the AL East with a significant lead over the rest of the field so there’s an outside chance they could be clinching a postseason berth toward the tail end of this series.
September 15 – 17: @ Tampa Bay Rays | Median Ticket Price = $69
At a median ticket price of $69, Rays vs. Yankees tickets are only slightly more expensive than they are for Yankees tickets to the Orioles series. The Rays, much like the Yankees, have been a middling team all season long that would need significant help to make it to the playoffs. Last year, the Rays gave Mariano Rivera a sand sculpture so expect something equally fantastical this season for #2.
September 26 – 28: @ Boston Red Sox | Median Ticket Price = $244
It’s fitting that, if Derek Jeter was not going to end his career at Yankee Stadium, his last few outs would take place at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and Jeter’s fiercest rivals during his time with the Yanks. The median ticket price is a whopping $244 and expect that number to go up as it dawns on fans that the end is near. With both teams expected to be out of the playoff race at this time, expect a very ceremonious departure for one of the greatest players of all-time.