Today’s news is powered by the Captain, talking to Cal Ripken:
- Post-season ticket information for those of you with full-season plans (all 2 of you):
Regular season ticket prices for full-season ticket licensees (non-Suites) will be replicated for the 2009 American League Division Series (i.e., a Main Level ticket that costs a full-season ticket licensee $60 in the 2009 regular season will cost the same licensee $60 for the ALDS), however, full-season ticket licensees (non-Suites) of $325 Field Level seats may purchase their seats for the ALDS at the lower price of $275 each.
For full-season ticket licensees (non-Suite), prices will range from $5-$275 per ticket for the ALDS, $10-$350 per ticket for the ALCS, and $50-$425 per ticket for the World Series.
Full-season Suite licensees in the Legends Suite, Delta Sky360° Suite and Jim Beam Suite, have all already paid their Suite license fees. Accordingly, they will only be required to purchase their Suite tickets, which will range from $65-$275 per Suite ticket for the ALDS, $115-$350 per Suite ticket for the ALCS, and $150-$425 per Suite ticket for the World Series. As with the regular season, Legends Suite licensees will also be required to pay a per-game food and beverage fee, but not a Suite license fee.
- Who you gonna call (up)?:
Though the Yankees have not announced their plans, (Francisco) Cervelli and (Ramiro) Pena are likely to highlight the team’s September callups.
Though the Yankees will not announce the rest of their callups until Tuesday, there are plenty of candidates who will receive consideration. Chief among them is Shelley Duncan, who endeared himself to the Yankees during a 2007 power binge and is leading the International League with 27 home runs.
Also likely to return to active duty is Brett Gardner, who has been on the disabled list since July 26 with a fractured left thumb. The Yankees will not immediately activate Gardner, but should do so sometime in mid-September after he has completed a rehab assignment.
- Yankees get a Guzman:
The Yankees acquired Minor League outfielder Freddy Guzman from Triple-A Norfolk in Baltimore’s system in exchange for a player to be named later or future cash considerations.
Guzman will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees said.
In 95 combined games with Triple-A Tacoma, Pawtucket and Norfolk this season, Guzman batted .218 (72-for-329) with nine doubles, four triples, two home runs, 16 RBIs and 38 stolen bases.
He appeared in the Majors with the Padres in 2004 and the Rangers in ’06 and ’07.
- On this date in 1957, the Yankees purchase Sal “the Barber” Maglie from the Dodgers‚ but he is ineligible for World Series play. Maglie is the last man to play for all three New York teams.
- On this date in 1990, the third inside-the-park grand slam of the season is hit, by Boston’s Mike Greenwell off Greg Cadaret‚ as the Red Sox beat visiting New York 15-1. Greenwell’s grounder eludes Jesse Barfield in the RF corner: Barfield’s shoe-top miss on August 14 gave Luis Polonia his slam. Greenwell’s only other inside-the-park slam was also off Cadaret‚ in 1989 at Fenway Park. Boston jumps on Yankee starter Andy Hawkins who lasted 1/3rd of an inning. Hawkins has now pitched a total of one inning in 3 starts at Fenway Park and given up 18 runs (ERA 162.00).