WXXI Local Stories
Fri May 4, 2012
Ticket Lines Long to See Yankees Star Andy Pettitte to Pitch in Rochester
Hundreds of baseball fans lined up outside the Frontier Field box office Friday morning to buy tickets to see Yankee great Andy Pettitte. The five-time World Champion will pitch at Frontier Field Sunday for the Empire State Yankees. After standing in a long line for more than an hour, Dan Minchen purchased 6 tickets to Sunday's game.
"It's fantastic that you got a world class pitcher like Andy Pettitte making an appearance here in Rochester," Minchen says. "I had to see it. My wife is ecstatic. And I really think I gained points [with her]."
The Empire State Yankees are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees who are playing the bulk of their home games in Rochester this year. Pettitte starts against the Pawtucket Red Sox at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Frontier Field.