Pirates Clinch Playoffs Spot for First Time Since ’92

On Sept. 9, 1992, a small story was posted in the Allegheny Bulletin, the strike paper for the soon-to-be-defunct Pittsburgh Press. The headline was “Ticket Prices The Same.”

Apparently, Pirates fans were upset that playoff ticket prices had gone up in 1991, the second of three straight playoff seasons. How expensive were the seats at Three Rivers Stadium to see Barry Bonds' final go-around as a Pirate? For the National League Championship series, reserved seats were $30 and reserved general admission were $20. If the Pirates made the World Series that year (thanks a . . .

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