Alex Rodriguez: Fans Wasted $1.2 Million To Not Witness His 600th Home Run

August 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

In case you were buried under a rock  for the past few weeks, Alex Rodriguez had been one home run away from becoming the seventh player in MLB history to hit 600 career home runs for what felt like forever.

It had been 46 at-bats, and twelve games, but A-Rod finally  hit 600, on August 4th versus the Blue Jays. His home run landed in Monument Park, so no fans were able to catch the ball, and potentially sell it for at least $100,000.

During A-Rod’s 600th home run chase, SeatGeek and Hit Tracker had predicted where he may hit the historic ball. While the home run did not end up landing in “The Money Seat” in Yankee Stadium, it did land in the area where it was estimated that there was a 12.8 percent chance of landing. Click here to see the full report for Yankee Stadium!

All the while, thousands of fans in New York, Cleveland, and Tampa Bay had taken trips out to the stadium to see the Yankees play, and hopefully see and/or catch A-Rod’s 600th home run.

As reported by CNBC’s Darren Rovell (follow him on Twitter @DarrenRovell1) and calculated by SeatGeek, fans had spent more than $1.2 million more than they would have to see the Yankees play during A-Rod’s milestone chase, which began on July 22 when he hit 599—and that number doesn’t even include the Yankees most recent games versus the Blue Jays!



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