Yankees to Retire Derek Jeter's Number in May; Resale Ticket Average Spikes over $700

December 6, 2016


Mr. November will be immortalized in the Bronx next year.

The New York Yankees will retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 and give the former Captain his own plot in Monument Park in 2017. The future Hall of Fame shortstop will be commemorated in a pregame ceremony on May 14, 2017 when the Yankees host the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium.

Don't expect to get in for cheap if attending the festivities. As of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, the average resale price for Yankees tickets for Jeter's retirement ceremony was $771.67. That marks a massive 338 percent jump from the $176 average the game posted one hour prior to the announcement. If looking just to get past the gates the cheapest Yankees tickets on TicketIQ start from $245 each in the upper level outfied sections, up 729 percent from the $28 get-in price earlier Tuesday morning.

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Jeter capped a 20-year career in pinstripes following the 2014 season, bringing the Yankees five World Series championships and establishing the franchise's new dynasty years. The 14-time All-Star finished with 3,465 hits (sixth most all time), five Gold Glove Awards, two AL Hank Aaron Awards, the 1996 Rookie of the Year Award and World Series MVP in 2000.

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