Would you have kept Jeter’s 3000th hit?
Yankees Fan Christian Lopez returns Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit (HR)
Jeter became the 28th MLB player to reach the 3000 hit milestone, and the first Yankee ever to do it. He had a great game, going 5-for-5, including a Home Run, which was his 3,000th hit.
23-year old Christian Lopez was the lucky fan in the stands who came up with the ball, and subsequently returned it to Jeter. People were quite divided about what he should have done with the historic ball, which some valued at up to $250,000. Many fans said he was just plain stupid for passing on an opportunity to bring newfound wealth into his life, and that the Yankees, Jeter and other players make ridiculous amounts of money, and rip fans off at the box office and concession stands. At the same time, others said he did the noble thing, and there should be more people like him in this world.
Lopez got free luxury suite tickets for the rest of this season (including playoffs) from the Yankees as a gift for returning the ball.
What would you have done if you caught the ball?