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Tickets to Jeter's last game average $601 on resale

Flags with Derek Jeter's number on them fly

Flags with Derek Jeter's number on them fly over Yankee Stadium prior to Derek Jeter Day on September 7, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Al Bello

Demand for tickets to Derek Jeter's final home game Thursday night remained strong Wednesday despite the threat of rain in the Bronx.

According to SeatGeek, which aggregates secondary market sites, prices dipped slightly yesterday, but buyers still were paying an average of $601, with the cheapest seat listed at $303 as of early afternoon.

The supply was dwindling quickly as the game approached, with more than 6,500 tickets listed at the start of the homestand and only about 3,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

SeatGeek said more than 30,000 tickets have been traded on the secondary market for Thursday night''s game -- the most of any MLB game the site has tracked. (That includes tickets sold and resold more than once.)

The day before Mariano Rivera's last home game in 2013, the average resale price paid was $81, a fraction of what Jeter's finale is commanding.

If Thursday's game is rained out and not made up, all sales on the secondary market involving legitimate brokerage sites will be refunded, a total of about $12.5 million, according to SeatGeek's estimates.

With the Yankees eliminated from postseason contention, the only way the game would be made up Monday is if the Orioles were a half-game ahead or behind the Angels.

The Angels (98-61) lead the Orioles (95-63) by 21/2 games in the race for the AL's best record, home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and a first-round series against the wild-card winner. The Orioles won the season series, 4-2, so they would win the tiebreaker.

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