By C. Trent Rosecrans
As Derek Jeter moved toward 3,000 hits, there were estimates that in the case of a home run for his milestone hit, the ball could be worth as much as $250,000.
Christian Lopez, 23, won't be getting cash when he turned in the ball without asking for anything in return. However, he's not going home empty handed. Lopez will get four suite tickets for every game for the rest of the season, signed bats and balls and front-row seats for tomorrow's game, YES Network reported on their telecast of the game.
"It's amazing," Lopez told the New York Daily News. "I just picked it up off the floor."
Lopez's girlfriend, Tara Johnson, bought the tickets for Lopez for his birthday. Johnson and Lopez were joined by Lopez's father for the game.
When Lopez was interviewed on the Yankee scoreboard during the game, he said he didn't want anything in return other than to meet Jeter.
"There's nothing I really want," Lopez said. "I got to see history in the making."
Watch Jeter's 3,000th hit here.