The Price Paid for Tickets: Boston Red Sox Shoot to No. 1, Pirates ~$10 on Avg.

SeatGeekAnalyst ISeptember 29, 2010

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after a strike against the New York Yankees during their game on September 25, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Ticket price data by http://SeatGeek.comWith the playoff race almost over, here's a peek at the secondary ticket market leaderboard: 

The Top 10 Teams by Average Ticket Price

The big winners (or losers?) this week are the Boston Red Sox, whose prices increased 125 percent from $46.62 on September 20 to a stratospheric $105.24, coinciding with the Sox' final shot at a playoff berth. Expect ticket prices to drop over the next few days, as the Yankees and Devil Rays clinched their playoff berths yesterday, crushing the Red Sox' post-season hopes.

The Giants and Padres have remained in the top 10 as they duke it out for the last playoff spot, with the Giants' ticket prices steadily increasing and, strangely, the Padres' steadily decreasing. At the other end of price spectrum...

10 Cheapest Teams

The White Sox and the Reds are the only two teams in the bottom 10 with a winning percentage above .500, and the Pittsburgh Pirates win the consolation prize with $11.43 tickets and a league-low .357 (56-101).