Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is 10 hits away from becoming the 28th member of baseball's exclusive 3,000th hit club. It's a great milestone for Jeter to cash in, but can the Yankees make money off it?
Depending on how you calculate it, they actually might be losing money on the deal. Let's start with increased ticket sales.
Today, the Yankees luckily start a seven game homestand against the Indians and the Rangers. There are some tickets to sell on the Wednesday and Thursday of next week when it would be most likely that Jeter would accomplish the milestone. But the Yankees have sold out 86 percent of their stadium this year. Only four teams — the Phillies, Giants, Twins and Red Sox — have sold more on a percentage basis.