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Tickets for individual Yankees games at Yankee Stadium will be made available to the public from 12 noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, through a MasterCard pre-on-sale online at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com and via Ticketmaster. During the MasterCard pre-on-sale, all fans can purchase tickets using their MasterCard card. For more information, please visit http://www.yankees.com/priceless.
New for the 2014 regular season, fans purchasing tickets during this on-sale can take advantage of the “MasterCard Preferred Pricing” program. When fans purchase individual game tickets using their MasterCard, they can save up to $15 per ticket in select seating categories.
For those using other accepted methods of payment, the general public on-sale will begin at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com and via Ticketmaster only at 877-469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at 800-943-4327.
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25, tickets may be purchased at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets and all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops.
As in past years, the Yankees will make available individual-game ticket value programs, including the MasterCard Half-Price Game Ticket Special, which allows fans to purchase tickets for select games during the 2014 season in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for 50 percent off the advance ticket price, when using their MasterCard. Tickets for MasterCard Half-Price Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game, subject to availability.
For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit http://www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Fans with questions may call (212-YANKEES [212-926-5337] or email email@example.com. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability. All individual-game ticket value programs exclude all Premium Games. *The term “Premium Game(s)” is defined as the Opening Day game, the Old-Timers’ Day game, the games scheduled for April 12, May 17, June 27–29, July 18–20, Sept. 2–4 and Sept. 18–25, and such other games as may be designated, on no less than seven days’ notice, as Premium Games, no later than the first day of each month during the regular season, with respect to all future games during the regular season.
E-Saver Games – Fans can register at http://www.yankees.com/esaver to receive email ticket offers for E-Saver Games available only to Yankees email subscribers.
MasterCard $5 Games – For select home games during the 2014 season, fans may purchase tickets in select areas of the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers for $5 when using their MasterCard. Tickets for MasterCard $5 Games may be purchased in advance or on the day of the game.
Senior Citizen Games – Citizens 60 and older may purchase reduced-priced tickets for themselves and one guest for select home games during the 2014 season. Prices range from $5 to $150, depending on seat location. Any additional guest(s) must pay full-price for his/her ticket(s). Tickets may be purchased only the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game, at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4, and are subject to availability. All tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid proof of age must be presented at the time of purchase.
Student Games – For Wednesday home games during the 2014 season, students who present their valid high school or college ID cards when purchasing tickets may receive one half-price ticket in designated seating locations. Tickets may be purchased only on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.
Youth Games – All fans 14 and younger, when accompanied by an adult (18 and older), are eligible for half-price tickets in designated seating locations for Saturday home games. Tickets may be purchased ONLY on the day of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.
Military Personnel Ticket Special – Active military members can present their military identification card at designated Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows before non-premium Monday through Thursday home games and receive one complimentary ticket in the Grandstand Level or Bleachers, or purchase one half-price ticket in other areas of the Stadium excluding the Legends Suite, Champions Suite, Delta SKY360° Suite, Jim Beam Suite and Audi Yankees Club. Tickets may be purchased only the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, adjacent to Gate 4.
Yankees season ticket plans are now available on both a full-season and partial-season basis. For complete season-ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Season Ticket Sales and Service Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 212-YANKEES [212-926-5337]. Plans start at $90.
FIELD MVP CLUB SEATS:
Beginning with the 2014 season, seats in Sections 116 through 124 (Rows 12-21) will be known as Field MVP Club Seats. Full-season licensees in these locations will have their ticket prices decrease from $260 per game in 2013 to $235 per game in 2014. Additionally, these licensees will have access to the Field MVP Club Lounge, which is scheduled to open Opening Day 2014. Located on the Field Level Concourse, this new space has been developed with the successful Delta SKY360° Suite redesign in mind. For more information, please contact the Season Ticket Sales and Service Department via email at email@example.com, or call (212) YANKEES [212-926-5337].
FIELD MVP OUTDOOR SUITE BOXES:
Field MVP Outdoor Suite Boxes are the newest exclusive private seating area at Yankee Stadium. These open-air suite boxes can seat from 6 to 8 people and provide an intimate setting to entertain clients. For more information, please contact Yankees Premium by phone at 718-508-3955 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIVIDUAL GAME SUITES:
Yankee Stadium Individual Game Suites offer the ideal venue to host your next corporate or social group outing. Available on a per-game basis or in five-game “Pick-It” plans, Individual Game Suites provide all the benefits and comforts of the Suite experience. Suite capacities range from 12 to 74 guests, and can be expanded to accommodate groups of up to 382 people. For more information, please contact Yankees Premium by phone at 718-508-3955 or via email at email@example.com.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to take advantage of a variety of group ticket discounts. For complete group ticket information, please visit yankees.com or yankeesbeisbol.com, contact the Group Sales Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-YANKEES [212-926-5337].
More than three dozen New York City high school students from Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation’s Jeter’s Leaders program will assemble gift bags at their annual holiday gift wrapping party Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
The 1,100 gift bags, which include items donated by the Yankees and other sponsors, will help children from Turn 2 programs in New York, West Michigan and Tampa celebrate the holidays at events in the coming months.
After assembling the gift bags, the Jeter’s Leaders will be treated to a private pre-holiday party in the Stadium’s Legends Suite.
Jeter’s Leaders is an intensive four-year leadership development program for high school students who serve as ambassadors for Derek Jeter in their communities.
The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $18 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets for children to achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills and remain drug and alcohol free. These programs all share the same goal of helping today’s youth become the leaders of tomorrow.
And beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Yankees and White Rose will team up once again to hold their annual Thanksgiving Food Voucher Giveaway at Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 (corner of 164th Street and Jerome Avenue) and Gate 8 (164th Street and River Avenue).
Bronx residents are invited to come to the Stadium and pick up a food voucher, which can be redeemed at a local Met Food market or Pioneer Supermarket while supplies last. Proof of Bronx residency is required to receive a voucher.
Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall will be the site starting at 10:30 p.m. Thursday where some 150 volunteers will help assemble approximately 5,000 USO Big Apple Packs for active servicemen and servicewomen.
Yankees front office employees, service members and veterans will be present to help prepare care packages for those serving in our Armed Forces. Additionally, volunteers from PepsiCo, FedEx, ESPN and Disney will also participate.
On hand to lend support to the cause will be Yankees manager Joe Girardi and former Yankees pitcher and current YES Network analyst David Cone. They will help assemble packs with various items, including Yankees memorabilia. The USO will distribute the packs to troops serving in remote units in Afghanistan during this holiday season.
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. It provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases stateside and abroad, quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. It also provides critical support to forward-deployed troops, military families, Wounded Warriors and their families and families of the fallen. For more information about the USO of Metropolitan New York, visit usonyc.org.
Prices for 96 percent of Yankees tickets in 2014 for regular season games at Yankee Stadium will either remain the same or decrease.
Approximately 39,000 tickets (78 percent) will have the same price in 2014 as they had in 2013, and approximately 9,000 tickets (18 percent) will have a decrease in price. Approximately 2,000 tickets (four percent) that will have an increase in price. All seats in the Grandstand and all seats with non-obstructed views in the Bleachers will not have a change in ticket price.
Terrace Level ticket prices in Sections 305, 306, 307, 332B, 333 and 334 will decrease from $40 to $28, and ticket prices in Sections 313, 314, 326 and 327 will decrease from $55 to $50. There will be no change in pricing for all other 2014 Terrace Level tickets. In the Main Level, ticket prices in Sections 210 and 229 will decrease from $70 to $50, while ticket prices in Sections 216, 217, 223, 224 and 230 will decrease by $5 each.
Beginning with the 2014 season, seats in Sections 116 through 124 (Rows 12-21) will be known as Field MVP Club seats. Full-season licensees in these locations will have their ticket prices decrease from $260 per game in 2013 to $235 per game next season. These licensees will have access to the Field MVP Club Lounge, which is currently being constructed and scheduled to open for Opening Day 2014. Located on the Field Level Concourse, this new space has been developed with the successful Delta SKY360° Suite redesign in mind.
Other Field Level ticket license pricing in Sections 114A through 126 will decrease in amounts ranging from $15 to $25 per ticket per game.
Also for 2014, the Yankees will be introducing 10 new Outdoor Suite Boxes, which will be ¬-located in Field MVP Sections 117A, 117B, 122 and 123. Each of these outdoor suites will provide seating for six to eight people. These suites will be available on a full-season basis.
As part of other renovations, the Home Plate Team Store, which is the largest retail location in the Stadium, will be transformed to create an improved experience for fans.
The only Stadium tickets that are increasing in price are Field Level Section 132 tickets, Main Level Section 215 and 225 tickets and obstructed view Bleacher tickets in Sections 201 and 239.
Fans may purchase 2014 season tickets by visiting yankees.com or calling 212-YANKEES (926-5337). Those with questions may call the preceding number or e-mail email@example.com. Fans with visual impairments should call (718) 579-4595 (TTY).
A date has yet to be determined for the on-sale of 2014 individual-game tickets.
Who says there is no crying in baseball?
It would have been impossible for Mariano Rivera no matter how cool he is not to have shed tears when Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound in the ninth inning to make a pitching change removing the game’s greatest closer that Yankees managers rarely had to do over the past two decades.
Mo simply lost it as he hugged his two longtime teammates while a capacity Yankee Stadium crowd of 48,675 lit up the night with camera flashes and filled the air with thunderous cheers.
The choice of Jeter and Pettitte to do the manager’s bidding was a stroke of genius by Joe Girardi, who had trouble composing himself after the game in describing his emotions.
“I have been around Mariano since 1996 through a lot of good times,” Girardi said as he rubbed his bloodshot eyes. “As a player, he made my job fun. As a manager, he made my job easier. More importantly, he has made all our lives better the way he goes about his business with humility.”
I was watching Girardi closely when he came out of the dugout before the start of the ninth inning to talk to plate umpire Laz Diaz while Mark Reynolds came into the game to play third base and Eduardo Nunez moved over to shortstop after Brendan Ryan had been pinch-hit out of the game the prior half inning. Third base umpire Mike Winters, the crew chief, joined in the discussion, which struck me as odd considering the ordinariness of the player move.
Perhaps, I thought, Girardi was inserting Rivera into the batting order to get him a plate appearance in his Stadium farewell. Then I looked at the lineup and saw designated hitter Alfonso Soriano was the fourth batter due up in the bottom of the ninth, so there could be no guarantee that Mo would get the opportunity to swing a bat.
Girardi explained later that he asked Diaz if a player could be designated to make a pitching change. Then Joe realized that Jeter is on the 60-day disabled list, so just to play it safe he asked if two players could do it. Winters looked at Diaz, then back at Girardi and said, “Oh, go ahead.”
With that remark, another great moment in Yankees history was able to occur.
Rivera was so moved by the entire situation that even before Jeter and Pettitte came calling he had to duck into the trainer’s room between innings to get a grip on his emotions.
“I was bombarded with feelings I could not describe,” Rivera said. “Everything was hitting me in flashbacks as I tried to compose myself.”
The arrival of his teammates after Rivera got the first two outs in the ninth was not a surprise to him. It was not a save situation as the Yankees were trailing the Rays by 4-0, which would be the eventual final score. Besides, before Rivera took the mound Jeter said to him, “We’re coming out to get you.”
The trio on the mound in that poignant moment had all come up through the Yankees’ system together and reached the big club in 1995. Pettitte and Rivera found niches on the staff that year while Jeter, who came up for a brief period, made his impact the next season as the American League Rookie of the Year. Players in both dugouts stood and applauded along with the fans. If the Yankees had the lead and Mariano was trying for a save it would have been more fitting a finish for him in front of the home crowd but surely not a better scene could have been viewed considering the circumstances.
Just the night before, the Yankees had been eliminated from postseason play for only the second time in Rivera’s 19 seasons with the club. The game after elimination is usually a drab affair, but Mo for one last time gave his fans a special treat.
I hate to be the spoilsport on this topic, but what the heck, somebody has to. The idea that Mariano Rivera should play center field at least for one inning in one of the Yankees’ final games of this season is absurd.
Even Mariano in his afternoon meeting with with longtime Yankees employees said he did not think he should do it. I mean, when Derek Jeter plays his final game whenever that may be, does anyone expect him to pitch an inning?
We are all aware of Mo’s athletic versatility and that it had been a dream of his to play center field in a big-league game at some point. But that was some time ago. He is 43 years old. True, Mariano shags in the outfield every day during batting practice, but a former major-league center fielder told me recently that shagging in BP does not translate automatically to playing the position in a big-league game.
For fans intrigued by such a possibility, ask yourself if you want the great Rivera to embarrass himself for a sideshow moment in what has been a magnificent and classy career. There was no chance this would happen Thursday night at the sold-out season finale at Yankee Stadium, not with the wild-card situation in the American League still in doubt and the Rays the opponents. Mo was likely to get into the game but in his more familiar role on the mound outs of the bullpen.
Granted, the three-game series at Houston that concludes the Yanks’ season has no significance. It would seem the ideal place for the gimmick of Rivera getting his inning in the outfield without compromising the integrity of the game, although an Astros club that has already lost 108 games may not like having their noses rubbed in it by a grandstand maneuver. One look at the incline in center field at Minute Maid Park should present all the reservations Rivera would need.
Is this the way we want to remember Mo? As a 43-year-old pitcher trying to track down liners running uphill in an unfamiliar yard? God forbid he should get hurt the way he did shagging in Kansas City last year.
I for one want to see him pitch in all three games at Houston, to show the fans there what a true, surefire future Hall of Famer is all about. It is also my hope that Mo put away his pipedream and continue to excel at the position he helped define. If he wants to play center field, plenty of amateur baseball leagues throughout the tri-state area would give Rivera that chance once his retirement as a major leaguer is complete.
Go back to early April in Cleveland and who would have thought the season would end the way it has for the two clubs on the field in two games at Progressive Field? The Yankees outscored the Indians, 25-7, in those games. Cleveland fans treated former Tribesman Travis Hafner to a standing ovation for his past service as the Yankees newest designated hitter was well on his way to a very productive first month of the season. Many folks in the media were wondering if Terry Francona did a smart thing in going back to the dugout with that franchise.
It just shows how much things can change in six months. The Yankees were eliminated from the race for a postseason berth Wednesday night while the Indians were still in line for a shot at their first postseason appearance in six years. Cleveland still has to fight off the challenges of Texas and Kansas City but no longer has the Yankees to worry about.
The Yanks’ tragic number for elimination was down to one entering play Wednesday night. One more loss or one more Indians victory would knock the Yankees out of the playoff picture. As it turned out, both results happened. The Indians beat the White Sox, 7-2, to eliminate the Yankees, who lost a few minutes later to the Rays, 8-3.
In head-to-head competition, the Yankees were clearly superior to Cleveland this year. They won six of the seven games between them and outscored the Tribe, 49-19. The Yankees batted .295 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI against the Indians and averaged seven runs per game. Yankees pitchers combined for a 2.71 ERA in limiting the Indians to a .205 batting average and 2.71 runs per game.
But over the course of the entire season against all levels of competition, the Yankees finished behind the Indians. For all their success against Cleveland, the Yankees were done in by failing to beat inferior teams when it counted. Losing two of three at San Diego followed by getting swept by the White Sox at Chicago last month was a bad sign. Losing all four games this year to the Mets certainly hurt. And earlier this month after giving fans encouragement by winning three of four games at Baltimore, the Yankees were swept by the American League East winning Red Sox at Boston and then, even worse, dropped two of three to the last-place Blue Jays at Toronto.
Matters did not improve when the Yankees came home. They held the Giants to three runs total in three games but did not sweep the series, which was a must. Tampa Bay beat the Yanks each of the past two nights. Do not expect a spring-training lineup from the Yankees in the final home game of the season Thursday night.
“We have a responsibility to baseball,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
What he meant is that the Rays have not yet clinched a postseason berth, so for the sake of the Rangers and the Indians Girardi will field a representative lineup. Whether it will include Alex Rodriguez or not remains to be seen. He was lifted for a pinch hitter, Ichiro Suzuki, in the eighth inning and complained of sore legs.
Phil Hughes (4-14) lasted four batters into the third inning and was hung with another loss, his 10th in 11 decisions at Yankee Stadium this year. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hughes’ 1-10 mark in 16 home starts made him only the second pitcher in major league history to win fewer than two home games in a season in which he made at least 15 starts at his home yard. The other was the Blue Jays’ Phil Huffman, who was 1-9 in 16 starts at Exhibition Stadium in 1979.
Evan Longoria whacked two home runs and David DeJesus one in a 15-hit Tampa Bay attack that supported last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price (9-8). Say this for Yankees fans. They were on their feet and applauding during an eighth-inning rally despite their team trailing by five runs.
Thursday night will mark the final Stadium appearance by Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. Mo will almost certainly get in the game regardless of the score. He is hoping for one more save situation. So are all of us.
Fans holding tickets for Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night Sept. 24 may redeem their tickets for complimentary tickets to any regular season game at Yankee Stadium during the 2014 season, excluding Opening Day and Old-Timers’ Day, subject to availability.
Season ticket holders, group leaders and individual-game suite licensees who no longer possess their physical tickets from Tuesday night’s game should contact their Yankees ticket representative for assistance. Fans who purchased their tickets for Tuesday night’s game through the Yankees ticket office or yankees.com and who no longer possess their physical tickets should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Yankees can only accept tickets with valid bar codes for the Sept. 24, 2013 game.
Fans may redeem their tickets at Yankee Stadium advance ticket windows beginning when 2014 individual-game tickets go on sale to the general public through May 31, 2014. Fans will be able to redeem their Sept. 24, 2013, tickets for select Field Level, Main Level, Terrace Level and Grandstand Level seats.
“The strength of this organization comes from the lifelong relationships we have developed with our fans,” Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said. “Although a perfect storm of circumstances beyond our control led to the delay in the distribution of last night’s promotional item, the fact remains that our fans were inconvenienced. It matters little why – only that they were. We take last night’s event seriously, and to apologize to our fans and express our loyalty to them we are inviting all ticket holders from last night’s game back to Yankee Stadium for a complimentary game during the 2014 regular season.”
For complete information about the Yankees’ redemption policy with respect to the Sept. 24 game, please visit http://www.yankees.com.
Fans who did not redeem their bobblehead vouchers before leaving the Stadium Tuesday night may redeem them at either of the Yankees’ two remaining home games Wednesday and Thursday nights provided they have valid tickets for these games. Voucher redemption will take place inside Gate 2 through the end of each game.
Fans who are not attending either of the Yankees’ two remaining home games should mail their vouchers and their mailing address to: Fan Services, Yankee Stadium, One E. 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451. Yankees Fan Services will mail them one bobblehead per original voucher received. Lost or misplaced vouchers as well as copies of original vouchers will not be honored.
CC Sabathia’s hamstring injury that has terminated the season prevented another matchup against the Rays’ David Price. The two former Cy Young Award winners have been paired against each other on a regular basis.
Sabathia’s last start was Friday night at Yankee Stadium against the Giants in which he pitched seven innings plus one batter and got the victory thanks to Alex Rodriguez’s record 24th career grand slam that unlocked a 1-1 score in the bottom of the seventh. CC somehow pitched into the eighth inning despite straining his left hammy in the second inning.
Had he not been hurt and stayed on turn in the rotation, Sabathia would have been scheduled to start for the Yankees Wednesday night against Tampa Bay and his fellow lefthander. Perhaps CC would just as soon avoid Price, whose most recent victory was Aug. 24 against Sabathia and the Yankees at Tropicana Field.
It was the ninth time Price and Sabathia squared off against each other. The Rays have won eight of those games with Price putting up a 6-1 record and 2.68 ERA in 59 2/3 innings. Nine of his 20 career starts against the Yankees have come against Sabathia.