New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is just one home run away from tying Roger Maris’ single-season American League record of 61, fueling enthusiasm for Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Consequently, the enthusiasm led to high ticket prices.
It is reported by NBC in New York. that on the site Gametime, known for its last-minute tickets, prices have more than doubled in the last week. Seven days ago, the average ticket was $119, but as of Wednesday, that price has risen to $274.
Meanwhile, US Today’s Bob Nightingale reported that field tickets were up 41% on Wednesday.
Field seats at Yankee Stadium have never been so popular.
The percentage of tickets bought in the outfield for today’s game is 41% and 31% on Thursday, according to TickPick, and fans are looking to catch Aaron Judge’s homers in his historic pursuit of an AL record of 62 or more.
— Bob Nightingale (@BNightengale) September 21, 2022
Judge hit his 60th home run of the 2022 season against the Pirates on Tuesday, the first of a two-game streak. This was enough to equal Babe Ruth’s single-season record in 1927. When it comes to the MLB record overall, Judge and Ruth are tied for eighth. Barry Bonds still leads with 73 homers in 2001.
There’s no denying that Judge is having an incredible season. Apart from maybehe could too . While Yankee fans keep it to the core, Judge said Sunday he’s not focused on statistics and records.
“Numbers are just numbers,” Judge said. “I am focused on doing everything in my power to be a good teammate to help the team win. If that means hitting Homer, then it means hitting Homer.”
Whether he’s chasing records or not, Judge still has 15 regular season games to go on writing his name in the history books. Judge and the Yankees host the Pirates at 7:05 pm ET Wednesday.