League Financial Report
Saturday, 8/26/1944
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Cincinnati$94,839,285    
New York (N)$88,775,001    
Boston (N)$87,159,293    
Cleveland$86,262,857    
Pittsburgh$77,400,723    
Boston (A)$74,222,856    
Detroit$72,749,285    
St. Louis (A)$68,626,429    
St. Louis (N)$53,732,143    
10 Washington$48,599,285    
11 New York (A)$42,065,286    
12 Brooklyn$40,246,215    
13 Chicago (N)$39,727,563    
14 Philadelphia (A)$35,781,429    
15 Chicago (A)$21,668,714    
16 Philadelphia (N)$21,554,286    
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
Pos NameTeam Salary   
3B Hank GreenbergNYN $27,300,000   
CF Jeff HeathDET $20,000,000   
C  Robert PalmSLA $19,885,000   
1B Johnny MizeSTL $18,500,000   
LF Mel OttCIN $18,500,000   
LF Wally BergerCLE $18,000,000   
1B Hal TroskyBSN $16,575,003   
P  Tommy BridgesDET $16,000,000   
C  Rudy YorkCLE $15,500,000   
10 P  John Williams CIN $15,050,000   
11 LF Ted WilliamsBOS $13,120,000   
12 P  Denny GalehouseSLA $12,375,000   
13 LF Bruce CampbellBSN $12,000,000   
14 C  Ernie LombardiPIT $11,660,001   
15 P  Bill DietrichBSN $11,090,000   
16 SS Arky VaughanCIN $10,720,000   
17 CF Joe MedwickNYY $9,766,000   
18 2B Bobby DoerrCHA $9,500,000   
19 2B Odell HaleDET $9,500,000   
20 1B Phil CavarrettaCIN $9,210,000   
21 RF George SelkirkNYN $9,200,000   
22 1B Dolph CamilliCLE $9,100,000   
23 CF Willard BrownBRO $9,050,500   
24 LF Joe DimaggioPHA $9,000,000   
25 3B Eddie JoostCIN $9,000,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1944ATTENDANCE 1943   
Cincinnati2,673,6553,376,720   
New York (A)2,523,1042,886,622   
Cleveland2,440,5304,614,517   
Boston (A)2,412,1253,155,505   
Brooklyn2,220,8502,897,919   
New York (N)2,136,4083,262,027   
Detroit1,952,3452,063,902   
Boston (N)1,896,2652,284,563   
St. Louis (A)1,602,4101,556,391   
10 Pittsburgh1,449,3041,929,891   
11 Philadelphia (A)1,389,7322,656,604   
12 Washington928,2081,217,530   
13 St. Louis (N)799,7331,062,936   
14 Chicago (N)737,709888,085   
15 Philadelphia (N)713,640876,364   
16 Chicago (A)712,885891,717   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
New York (N)Balanced32.29 
Boston (N)Win Now!31.93 
PittsburghBalanced31.84 
Boston (A)Balanced31.32 
ClevelandBalanced30.78 
DetroitWin Now!30.77 
St. Louis (A)Balanced30.68 
New York (A)Balanced30.58 
WashingtonWin Now!30.40 
10 CincinnatiBalanced30.16 
11 BrooklynBalanced30.14 
12 St. Louis (N)Balanced29.87 
13 Chicago (N)Balanced29.15 
14 Chicago (A)Rebuilding!28.90 
15 Philadelphia (A)Balanced28.90 
16 Philadelphia (N)Balanced28.42 
 AVERAGE 30.38 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest87 / 100   
Attendance2,412,1253,155,505  
Attendance / Game37,68938,957  
Attendance Revenue$24,121,250$31,555,050  
Revenue / Game$376,895$389,569  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,749,232$13,316,069  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$24,121,250$24,121,250  
     
Payroll$74,222,856   
Total Revenue$79,870,482$89,871,119  
Total Player Expenses$62,119,660$71,908,447  
Total +/-$17,750,822$17,962,672  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$64,034,453   
$$ left for Free Agents$35,648,263   
New York (A) Yankees
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest84 / 100   
Attendance2,523,1042,886,622  
Attendance / Game40,04935,637  
Attendance Revenue$25,231,040$28,866,220  
Revenue / Game$400,493$356,373  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,995,645$13,641,797  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$5,901,458  
Attendance Revenue$25,231,040$25,231,040  
     
Payroll$42,065,286   
Total Revenue$79,226,685$91,409,475  
Total Player Expenses$30,730,990$33,142,030  
Total +/-$48,495,695$58,267,445  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$58,508,685   
$$ left for Free Agents$63,442,731   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest40 / 100   
Attendance1,389,7322,656,604  
Attendance / Game21,38032,798  
Attendance Revenue$13,897,320$26,566,040  
Revenue / Game$213,805$327,976  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$41,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,004,288$12,883,442  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$13,897,320$13,897,320  
     
Payroll$35,781,429   
Total Revenue$64,901,608$80,449,482  
Total Player Expenses$28,947,041$37,900,628  
Total +/-$35,954,567$42,548,854  
     
Cash$19,275,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$73,917,815   
$$ left for Free Agents$63,943,053   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest22 / 100   
Attendance928,2081,217,530  
Attendance / Game14,73315,031  
Attendance Revenue$8,353,872$10,957,770  
Revenue / Game$132,601$135,281  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,348,740$13,325,969  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$8,353,872$8,353,872  
     
Payroll$48,599,285   
Total Revenue$57,702,612$63,283,739  
Total Player Expenses$38,230,828$43,514,600  
Total +/-$19,471,784$19,769,139  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$47,437,072   
$$ left for Free Agents$34,684,454   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest15 / 100   
Attendance712,885891,717  
Attendance / Game10,96711,009  
Attendance Revenue$7,128,850$8,917,170  
Revenue / Game$109,675$110,089  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$29,000,000$29,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,439,341$9,652,442  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,128,850$7,128,850  
     
Payroll$21,668,714   
Total Revenue$43,568,191$47,569,612  
Total Player Expenses$17,671,219$34,288,527  
Total +/-$25,896,972$13,281,085  
     
Cash$16,201,913   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$46,241,859   
$$ left for Free Agents$42,102,811   
Cleveland Indians
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest73 / 100   
Attendance2,440,5304,614,517  
Attendance / Game38,73956,969  
Attendance Revenue$24,405,300$46,145,170  
Revenue / Game$387,386$569,693  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$55,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$14,368,208$18,360,222  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$24,405,300$24,405,300  
     
Payroll$86,262,857   
Total Revenue$93,773,508$119,505,392  
Total Player Expenses$67,404,316$91,636,050  
Total +/-$26,369,192$27,869,342  
     
Cash$19,225,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$67,090,391   
$$ left for Free Agents$52,467,535   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest76 / 100   
Attendance1,952,3452,063,902  
Attendance / Game30,50525,480  
Attendance Revenue$19,523,450$20,639,020  
Revenue / Game$305,054$254,803  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,064,704$12,501,599  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,274,757  
Attendance Revenue$19,523,450$19,523,450  
     
Payroll$72,749,285   
Total Revenue$64,588,154$69,415,376  
Total Player Expenses$56,860,412$73,451,868  
Total +/-$7,727,742$-4,036,492  
     
Cash$15,963,508   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$36,061,794   
$$ left for Free Agents$11,354,842   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest60 / 100   
Attendance1,602,4101,556,391  
Attendance / Game24,65219,215  
Attendance Revenue$16,024,100$15,563,910  
Revenue / Game$246,525$192,147  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,277,392$12,756,797  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$16,024,100$16,024,100  
     
Payroll$68,626,429   
Total Revenue$63,301,492$65,320,707  
Total Player Expenses$54,523,240$76,757,466  
Total +/-$8,778,252$-11,436,759  
     
Cash$-2,961,472   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$0   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest66 / 100   
Attendance1,896,2652,284,563  
Attendance / Game28,73128,204  
Attendance Revenue$20,858,915$25,130,193  
Revenue / Game$316,044$310,249  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$14,132,206$18,016,371  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,466,181  
Attendance Revenue$20,858,915$20,858,915  
     
Payroll$87,159,293   
Total Revenue$79,991,121$90,612,745  
Total Player Expenses$68,883,300$85,753,306  
Total +/-$11,107,821$4,859,439  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$49,364,893   
$$ left for Free Agents$20,987,271   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest100 / 100   
Attendance2,673,6553,376,720  
Attendance / Game43,12341,688  
Attendance Revenue$31,634,080$39,182,026  
Revenue / Game$510,227$483,729  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$55,000,000$53,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$12,875,631$15,961,258  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$31,634,080$31,634,080  
     
Payroll$94,839,285   
Total Revenue$99,509,711$108,143,284  
Total Player Expenses$79,195,845$99,700,752  
Total +/-$20,313,866$8,442,532  
     
Cash$17,700,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$47,023,284   
$$ left for Free Agents$33,003,999   
Philadelphia (N) Phillies
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest16 / 100   
Attendance713,640876,364  
Attendance / Game11,32810,819  
Attendance Revenue$7,136,400$8,763,640  
Revenue / Game$113,276$108,193  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$41,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$11,466,431$14,789,010  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,136,400$7,136,400  
     
Payroll$21,554,286   
Total Revenue$61,602,831$64,552,650  
Total Player Expenses$20,703,491$19,856,220  
Total +/-$40,899,340$44,696,430  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$72,642,650   
$$ left for Free Agents$64,998,364   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest38 / 100   
Attendance1,449,3041,929,891  
Attendance / Game21,95923,826  
Attendance Revenue$13,043,736$17,782,072  
Revenue / Game$197,632$219,532  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$23,185,822$29,910,168  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$13,043,736$13,043,736  
     
Payroll$77,400,723   
Total Revenue$79,229,558$90,692,240  
Total Player Expenses$61,156,096$85,501,255  
Total +/-$18,073,462$5,190,985  
     
Cash$14,793,843   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$50,424,412   
$$ left for Free Agents$28,085,360   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest96 / 100   
Attendance2,220,8502,897,919  
Attendance / Game34,16735,777  
Attendance Revenue$26,650,200$34,775,028  
Revenue / Game$410,003$429,321  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,980,943$12,399,271  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$5,517,136  
Attendance Revenue$26,650,200$26,650,200  
     
Payroll$40,246,215   
Total Revenue$75,631,143$91,691,435  
Total Player Expenses$31,718,064$43,035,512  
Total +/-$43,913,079$48,655,923  
     
Cash$19,525,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$72,522,133   
$$ left for Free Agents$65,453,084   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest22 / 100   
Attendance737,709888,085  
Attendance / Game11,52710,964  
Attendance Revenue$8,114,799$9,768,935  
Revenue / Game$126,794$120,604  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,707,748$9,922,735  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$8,114,799$8,114,799  
     
Payroll$39,727,563   
Total Revenue$50,822,547$54,691,670  
Total Player Expenses$30,474,816$31,293,426  
Total +/-$20,347,731$23,398,244  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$45,107,917   
$$ left for Free Agents$34,964,107   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest80 / 100   
Attendance2,136,4083,262,027  
Attendance / Game34,45840,272  
Attendance Revenue$21,364,080$32,620,270  
Revenue / Game$344,582$402,719  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,061,431$12,496,738  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$21,364,080$21,364,080  
     
Payroll$88,775,001   
Total Revenue$76,425,511$90,117,008  
Total Player Expenses$70,143,104$91,728,394  
Total +/-$6,282,407$-1,611,386  
     
Cash$16,988,614   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,228,955   
$$ left for Free Agents$18,330,621   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest29 / 100   
Attendance799,7331,062,936  
Attendance / Game12,49613,123  
Attendance Revenue$7,997,330$10,629,360  
Revenue / Game$124,958$131,227  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,527,507$9,398,339  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,997,330$7,997,330  
     
Payroll$53,732,143   
Total Revenue$52,524,837$57,027,699  
Total Player Expenses$42,160,444$48,118,530  
Total +/-$10,364,393$8,909,169  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$27,704,366   
$$ left for Free Agents$23,295,556   

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