Tax bill for returned “3000th hit” baseball

Lopez became more than a footnote to the spectacle of Derek Jeter getting his 3,000th hit on Saturday at Yankee Stadium by returning the milestone baseball to the New York Yankees shortstop rather than cash it in for a likely six-figure payday. That touched off a debate still raging among fans days later: Would you … [Read the full story]

Fan who caught Jeter’s 3000th will get a pay-out

The fan who manages to catch the ball off Derek Jeter’s historic 3000th hit could pocket as much as $250,000, it was reported on Thursday. That is just one price tag in the big merchandising bonanza to celebrate the New York Yankees captain’s approaching milestone. The Yankees and Jeter’s promoters are selling no fewer than 200 … [Read the full story]