Promotional days are typically a highlight on the MLB schedule. There will be two such notable events coming up at Yankee Stadium when the calendar flips the page into June. One, of course, is the 69th annual Old-Timers’ Day, which is one of the most anticipated and celebrated traditions in all of baseball. Generations of Yankees fans can witness numerous of the franchise’s biggest icons, and even lower-tier players, from many different eras of the organization’s storied history, when they resurface in the Bronx on Saturday, June 20.
The other big promotional offering slated for June involves a Yankees legend who unfortunately is no longer with us, that being Thurman Munson Bobblehead Night. That is scheduled just days prior to Old Timers’ Day on Thursday, June 18, when the Yankees get together for a rare interleague series with the Miami Marlins. Given Munson’s immense popularity during his playing days, and his untimely passing from a plane crash, it’s probable this will be one of the most-attended Yankee home games of the whole schedule. The first 18,000 fans in attendance will receive the Munson Bobblehead giveaway.
Like with most special promotional games, especially ones revolving around top sports franchises like the New York Yankees, tickets will be at a premium on the secondary market. According to TiqIQ, the current average price of Yankees tickets for this game are $94.79, which is considerably higher than the other contest in this short two-game series, while the get-in price is $18.
Without question, these prices are higher than the average game at Yankee Stadium, which is why it might be more beneficial seeking out tickets directly through the Yankees themselves. In fact, there are some distinctly glaring savings when you compare the two sources. For instance, if fans wanted to acquire 200-level tickets for this affair, they would have the option of paying $139 in section 212, row 5, while on Yankees.com, they can get similar seats in section 212, row 5 for $90, which is more than 50% savings.
In his era, Munson was considered the “heart and soul” of the Yankees. In his 11-year career, all spent in pinstripes, Munson gathered numerous accolades and is actually the only player in Yankees history to win both the AL Rookie of the Year (1970) and AL MVP (1976) awards with the Yankees. Furthermore, he was a seven-time All Star, three-time Gold Glove winner, and perhaps most importantly, was an integral part of two World Series championship teams in 1977 and 1978. The former Yankees captain had his legendary No. 15 retired shortly after his unfortunate death in August 1979. Even to this day, he remains one of the most popular Yankees fan-favorites of all-time