Yankee Tickets

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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In the five year stretch from 1996-2000, the New York Yankees won four World Series titles. Even though the franchise has lost its recent championship appearances (to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, the Florida Marlins in 2003, and the Red Sox in 2004), the team remains the most successful and dynastic in baseball history. It makes sense then that Yankees games rank up there alongside Broadway shows and great restaurants when it comes to New York's top attractions.

Before you splurge for Yankees tickets, consider a few facts and opinions about Yankee fans. Admittedly, the Bronx can be one of the most thrilling places to catch a live sporting event. At the same time, it can be downright scary, as batteries, beer cans, miniature bats, and other mementos routinely rain down from the stands to buttress the fans' jeers and taunts after missed calls or bad plays. Some parents thus prefer to skip out on this baseball "rite of passage," at least until their children are a little older.

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Watching Derek Jeter make a stunning backhand grab or seeing "A-Rod" tee off on a 3-2 fastball can be a peerless experience. Even if the game you attend results in defeat for the Bronx Bombers, there's no side-stepping the mystique of Yankee Stadium, home to many of the greatest ballplayers to wear a professional uniform. Some say the presence of Babe Ruth is still quite palpable. Others think of Lou Gehrig and his famous "Luckiest Man" address on July 4, 1939, shortly before his death.

Regardless of which moment stands out most to you from Yankees history, the stadium is tinged with a sense of reverence that in and of itself justifies the admission price printed on your tickets (should you be lucky enough to get them). For young players, be they little leaguers or high-school athletes, Yankees tickets are a must. If finding seats toward or near the postseason is impossible, check with the box office to see about availabilities toward the beginning of the year, perhaps a month or two after opening day when the fanfare surrounding the new baseball season has died down a bit.

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