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Major League Baseball ticket price average $27.94 after 2 percent rise

  • A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baseball fans arrive for a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Baseball fans arrive for a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Cubs fans stand behind the first base dugout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as their team takes batting practice before their opening day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, March 31, 2014, . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Chicago Cubs fans stand behind the first base dugout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh as their team takes batting practice before their opening day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, March 31, 2014, . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report's annual survey.

The average rose 1.8 percent last year after remaining flat in 2012.

World Series champion Boston had the highest average, rising 4.8 percent to $52.32. The New York Yankees, who missed the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years, kept their average flat and remained second at $51.55.

The Chicago Cubs were third at $44.16 following a 0.9 percent decrease. The Cubs are coming off their fourth straight season with a losing record and are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.