League Financial Report
Sunday, 2/12/1949
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Cincinnati$104,607,936    
Cleveland$95,247,221    
New York (A)$80,515,714    
New York (N)$80,054,286    
Chicago (A)$72,517,143    
Chicago (N)$72,354,999    
Philadelphia (N)$68,278,572    
St. Louis (A)$63,120,717    
Boston (A)$63,027,142    
10 Philadelphia (A)$61,820,571    
11 Pittsburgh$61,409,719    
12 Washington$60,343,856    
13 St. Louis (N)$49,832,857    
14 Detroit$45,044,858    
15 Boston (N)$33,877,146    
16 Brooklyn$13,953,357    
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
Pos NameTeam Salary   
LF Ted WilliamsCHC $22,420,000   
1B Johnny MizeSTL $20,000,000   
CF Jeff HeathDET $20,000,000   
1B Stan MusialSLA $18,750,000   
1B Hal TroskyCLE $17,222,222   
2B Ken KeltnerCLE $16,000,000   
C  Rudy YorkCLE $15,500,000   
RF Bill NicholsonCHA $15,000,000   
3B Whitey KurowskiNYN $13,000,000   
10 P  Orval GroveCIN $12,500,000   
11 2B Joe GordonCIN $12,222,222   
12 P  Dizzy TroutBSN $11,000,004   
13 P  Sam NahemCIN $11,000,000   
14 SS Arky VaughanCIN $10,720,000   
15 1B Phil CavarrettaCIN $10,710,000   
16 LF Barney MccoskyPIT $10,500,000   
17 2B Bobby DoerrCHA $10,500,000   
18 P  Wayne OsbornePIT $10,250,000   
19 C  Walker CooperWAS $10,000,000   
20 P  Tex HughsonWAS $10,000,000   
21 CF Enos SlaughterSLA $9,800,000   
22 LF Max WestPHI $9,500,000   
23 SS Vern StephensNYY $9,500,000   
24 RF Stan SpenceCIN $9,000,000   
25 P  Jack WilsonCIN $9,000,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1949ATTENDANCE 1948   
Cincinnati03,020,909   
Cleveland03,841,850   
New York (A)02,229,279   
New York (N)03,133,287   
Chicago (A)02,858,238   
Chicago (N)01,994,176   
Philadelphia (N)02,912,598   
St. Louis (A)01,489,228   
Boston (A)02,650,644   
10 Philadelphia (A)02,219,655   
11 Pittsburgh0950,095   
12 Washington01,636,330   
13 St. Louis (N)01,115,380   
14 Detroit01,580,302   
15 Boston (N)01,405,112   
16 Brooklyn01,010,565   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
PittsburghBalanced31.75 
CincinnatiBalanced31.66 
Boston (A)Balanced31.65 
WashingtonWin Now!31.63 
New York (A)Balanced31.37 
New York (N)Balanced31.27 
BrooklynBalanced31.12 
Boston (N)Win Now!31.04 
Philadelphia (A)Balanced31.01 
10 ClevelandBalanced31.00 
11 St. Louis (N)Balanced29.93 
12 Chicago (A)Balanced29.85 
13 Philadelphia (N)Balanced29.83 
14 St. Louis (A)Balanced29.50 
15 DetroitWin Now!29.44 
16 Chicago (N)Win Now!29.30 
 AVERAGE 30.69 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest42 / 100   
Attendance02,650,644  
Attendance / Game032,724  
Attendance Revenue$0$26,506,440  
Revenue / Game$0$327,240  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$13,819,813  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$63,027,142   
Total Revenue$41,000,000$85,326,253  
Total Player Expenses$0$65,381,624  
Total +/-$41,000,000$19,944,629  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$72,076,253   
$$ left for Free Agents$35,549,111   
New York (A) Yankees
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest49 / 100   
Attendance02,229,279  
Attendance / Game027,522  
Attendance Revenue$0$22,292,790  
Revenue / Game$0$275,220  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$47,000,000$47,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$13,813,679  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$80,515,714   
Total Revenue$47,000,000$83,106,469  
Total Player Expenses$0$79,091,959  
Total +/-$47,000,000$4,014,510  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$48,479,802   
$$ left for Free Agents$18,340,755   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest68 / 100   
Attendance02,219,655  
Attendance / Game027,403  
Attendance Revenue$0$22,196,550  
Revenue / Game$0$274,031  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,499,586  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,907,125  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$61,820,571   
Total Revenue$41,000,000$71,603,261  
Total Player Expenses$0$55,359,701  
Total +/-$41,000,000$16,243,560  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$56,046,136   
$$ left for Free Agents$33,875,565   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest44 / 100   
Attendance01,636,330  
Attendance / Game020,202  
Attendance Revenue$0$14,726,970  
Revenue / Game$0$181,814  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,648,321  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$60,343,856   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$64,375,291  
Total Player Expenses$0$55,409,724  
Total +/-$37,000,000$8,965,567  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$39,795,958   
$$ left for Free Agents$24,031,435   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest84 / 100   
Attendance02,858,238  
Attendance / Game035,287  
Attendance Revenue$0$28,582,380  
Revenue / Game$0$352,869  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$29,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$10,082,530  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$72,517,143   
Total Revenue$41,000,000$67,664,910  
Total Player Expenses$0$68,129,947  
Total +/-$41,000,000$-465,037  
     
Cash$18,983,147   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$28,184,724   
$$ left for Free Agents$26,130,914   
Cleveland Indians
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest91 / 100   
Attendance03,841,850  
Attendance / Game047,430  
Attendance Revenue$0$38,508,148  
Revenue / Game$0$475,409  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$53,000,000$53,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$19,197,781  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$95,247,221   
Total Revenue$53,000,000$110,705,929  
Total Player Expenses$0$109,332,736  
Total +/-$53,000,000$1,373,193  
     
Cash$13,502,673   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$50,358,602   
$$ left for Free Agents$28,961,381   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest44 / 100   
Attendance01,580,302  
Attendance / Game019,510  
Attendance Revenue$0$15,803,020  
Revenue / Game$0$195,099  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$29,000,000$31,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,639,844  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,044,370  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$45,044,858   
Total Revenue$29,000,000$63,487,234  
Total Player Expenses$0$37,948,374  
Total +/-$29,000,000$25,538,860  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$36,242,864   
$$ left for Free Agents$32,398,006   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance01,489,228  
Attendance / Game018,386  
Attendance Revenue$0$14,892,280  
Revenue / Game$0$183,855  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,703,397  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$63,120,717   
Total Revenue$43,000,000$70,595,677  
Total Player Expenses$0$62,532,832  
Total +/-$43,000,000$8,062,845  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$39,792,344   
$$ left for Free Agents$23,474,960   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest36 / 100   
Attendance01,405,112  
Attendance / Game017,347  
Attendance Revenue$0$15,456,232  
Revenue / Game$0$190,818  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$17,814,387  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$33,877,146   
Total Revenue$45,000,000$78,270,619  
Total Player Expenses$0$54,225,464  
Total +/-$45,000,000$24,045,155  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$74,870,619   
$$ left for Free Agents$58,393,473   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest67 / 100   
Attendance03,020,909  
Attendance / Game037,295  
Attendance Revenue$0$32,931,942  
Revenue / Game$0$406,567  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$17,173,837  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$104,607,936   
Total Revenue$49,000,000$105,105,779  
Total Player Expenses$0$103,850,684  
Total +/-$49,000,000$1,255,095  
     
Cash$5,894,097   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$8,520,987   
$$ left for Free Agents$391,940   
Philadelphia (N) Blue Jays
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest86 / 100   
Attendance02,912,598  
Attendance / Game035,958  
Attendance Revenue$0$29,125,980  
Revenue / Game$0$359,580  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$15,583,882  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,202,053  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$68,278,572   
Total Revenue$43,000,000$91,911,915  
Total Player Expenses$0$53,172,316  
Total +/-$43,000,000$38,739,599  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$59,433,196   
$$ left for Free Agents$39,431,290   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest17 / 100   
Attendance0950,095  
Attendance / Game011,730  
Attendance Revenue$0$8,550,855  
Revenue / Game$0$105,566  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$27,669,262  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$61,409,719   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$73,220,117  
Total Player Expenses$0$55,635,762  
Total +/-$37,000,000$17,584,355  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$50,993,449   
$$ left for Free Agents$30,060,397   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance01,010,565  
Attendance / Game012,476  
Attendance Revenue$0$12,126,780  
Revenue / Game$0$149,713  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$33,000,000$33,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$11,791,917  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$13,953,357   
Total Revenue$33,000,000$56,918,697  
Total Player Expenses$0$24,059,756  
Total +/-$33,000,000$32,858,941  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$67,595,363   
$$ left for Free Agents$62,965,340   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest49 / 100   
Attendance01,994,176  
Attendance / Game024,619  
Attendance Revenue$0$21,935,936  
Revenue / Game$0$270,814  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$9,985,022  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$72,354,999   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$68,920,958  
Total Player Expenses$0$78,791,422  
Total +/-$37,000,000$-9,870,464  
     
Cash$1,700,015   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$11,527,639   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest87 / 100   
Attendance03,133,287  
Attendance / Game038,683  
Attendance Revenue$0$31,332,870  
Revenue / Game$0$386,826  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$47,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$13,184,585  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,470,231  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$80,054,286   
Total Revenue$47,000,000$90,987,686  
Total Player Expenses$0$78,527,697  
Total +/-$47,000,000$12,459,989  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$48,864,121   
$$ left for Free Agents$15,463,169   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest20 / 100   
Attendance01,115,380  
Attendance / Game013,770  
Attendance Revenue$0$11,153,800  
Revenue / Game$0$137,701  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$9,147,929  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$49,832,857   
Total Revenue$35,000,000$57,301,729  
Total Player Expenses$0$39,341,758  
Total +/-$35,000,000$17,959,971  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$30,990,063   
$$ left for Free Agents$25,003,872   

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