Yankees ticket prices soar as Aaron Judge chases home run record

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is one home run away from tying Roger Morris for the American League all-time single-season record with 61, leading to heightened excitement for Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a result, excitement led to higher ticket prices.

NBC New York reported Gametime — a site known for last-minute tickets — has doubled in price in the past week. Seven days ago, the average price of a ticket was $119, but as of Wednesday that price had increased to $274.

Meanwhile, US Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Wednesday that away tickets were up 41%.

Judge hit his 60th home run of the 2022 season against the Pirates on Tuesday, the first of a two-game series. That was enough to tie Babe Ruth’s single-season mark from 1927. When it comes to the overall MLB record, Judge and Ruth are tied for the eighth-best streak. Barry Bonds still tops the list with 73 homers in 2001. Here is one List of baseball single-season homer leaders.

There’s no denying that Judge has had an incredible season. Except maybe Bonds chases recordHe can too Can end the year with the triple crownwhile Yankee fans may have it on their minds, Judge said Sunday he wasn’t focused on stats and records.

“Numbers, they’re just numbers,” the judge said. “I just focus on doing what I can to be a good teammate and help the team win. Hitting a homer means hitting a homer.”

Whether he’s chasing records or not, Judge still has 15 games left in the regular season to continue adding his name to the history books. Judge and the Yankees host the Pirates on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET.

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