Yankee Greats Posada, Pettitte To Have Jerseys Retired On Back-To-Back Nights, Tickets Yielding Great Value
In a season filled with unforgettable promotions, the New York Yankees have done more than give their faithful fans some cool game day prizes or experiences — they’ve also been getting them wins. Sitting atop the AL East with a solid 50-41 record, the Yanks have used heavy bats (418 runs scored) to piece together a four-game lead in an otherwise extremely competitive division.
In a month, the winning will probably still be there. Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira will all still be jacking homers and the Yanks will still be in first place. The storied franchise will also keep giving back to their faithful, too. While fans will see numerous promotions before and after August 22, a special two-night promotion starts at the back-end of a late-August showdown with the Cleveland Indians.
In that clash with the Indians, fans get to enjoy back-to-back promo nights, and in a two-fold fashion. On August 22, which is the third game of the series, there will be a ceremony before the contest retiring legendary catcher Jorge Posada’s No. 20 jersey. Fans enjoying the jersey retirement and game also get a Jorge Posada card. For the fourth game on August 23, meanwhile, fans get a similar experience, as former star pitcher Andy Pettitte also gets his recognizable No. 46 jersey retired prior to the series finale against the Indians. Fans showing up for this game will get the Posada card treatment, as well, as Andy Pettitte cards will be handed out to celebrate another Yankees great’s outstanding career.
The best part of the late-August celebration is the deal Yankees fans get, both for the matchup with the Indians and the collectibles. The August 22 date with the Indians has Yankees tickets averaging out at just $170.99 (only $19 to get in the door), which is just $70 more expensive than game two against the Indians. The deal of the series is easily the series finale on August 23, of course, where the price of New York Yankees tickets drops to $153.62 on average ($20 for the cheap seats) despite another retirement ceremony and collectible. Tickets in many instances are even less expensive on Ticketmaster directly from the team, especially in the case of Thursday’s game as tickets are discounted for military members.
While the value is mostly about the retirement ceremonies and player cards for these two August games, fans aren’t likely to dismiss the fact that New York could be in for two or more wins in this series with Cleveland. The two haven’t met up thus far in 2015, but faced off in seven games in 2014 (Indians won the season series, 4-3), while the two potent offenses combined for a whopping 61 runs. Cleveland might have the edge with their starting pitching, but the Yanks win in the bats department, which should make for an intriguing four-game set. Yankees fans win in general, though, as this late-August series boasts value in spades.
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