The relationship between the Yankees and their cash cow ticket-buyers, calm for nearly two years since the team did a 180 on the astonishing overpricing of 2009, may be strained anew.
The club tonight advised its season ticket holders that their addresses, phone and fax numbers, and club-related data, had been compromised – emailed to several hundred other season ticket holders.
Dear Yankees Season Ticket Licensee:We are writing to inform you about an accidental electronic distribution of information that you have previously supplied to the New York Yankees.Monday evening, April 25, 2011 an employee of the Yankees sent an e-mail to several hundred Yankees Season Ticket Licensees. The e-mail mistakenly attached an internal Yankees spreadsheet that listed the following information associated with your New York Yankees account:
- Your name, and the address, phone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address that you previously provided to the Yankees
- Your seat numbers, Yankees account number, Yankees account representative name, and the ticket package code associated with your accountNO OTHER INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS ACCIDENTALLY ATTACHED TO THE APRIL 25th E-MAIL. THE DOCUMENT DID NOT INCLUDE ANY BIRTH DATES, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD DATA, BANKING DATA, OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION.Please note, immediately upon learning of the accidental attachment of the internal spreadsheet, remedial measures were undertaken so as to assure that a similar incident could not happen again.The Yankees deeply regret this incident, and any inconvenience that it might cause.