League Financial Report
Saturday, 5/27/1945
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Cincinnati$110,120,078    
Cleveland$107,130,793    
Boston (N)$78,560,008    
St. Louis (A)$77,436,429    
Boston (A)$77,070,713    
Pittsburgh$64,153,575    
New York (N)$59,834,286    
St. Louis (N)$58,475,001    
Detroit$52,904,713    
10 New York (A)$47,229,572    
11 Brooklyn$42,024,786    
12 Washington$39,727,142    
13 Chicago (N)$38,783,277    
14 Philadelphia (A)$32,260,000    
15 Philadelphia (N)$31,820,000    
16 Chicago (A)$30,565,857    
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   
1B Hal TroskyCLE $17,222,222   
2B Ken KeltnerCLE $16,000,000   
C  Rudy YorkCLE $15,500,000   
LF Ted WilliamsBOS $13,120,000   
10 P  Denny GalehouseSLA $12,375,000   
11 2B Joe GordonCIN $12,222,222   
12 1B Bruce CampbellBSN $12,000,000   
13 C  Ernie LombardiPIT $11,660,001   
14 P  Bill DietrichBSN $11,090,000   
15 P  Dizzy TroutBSN $11,000,004   
16 SS Arky VaughanCIN $10,720,000   
17 CF Joe MedwickNYY $9,766,000   
18 RF Max WestPHI $9,500,000   
19 2B Odell HaleDET $9,500,000   
20 2B Bobby DoerrCHA $9,500,000   
21 1B Phil CavarrettaCIN $9,210,000   
22 1B Dolph CamilliCLE $9,100,000   
23 CF Willard BrownBRO $9,050,500   
24 SS Eddie JoostCIN $9,000,000   
25 P  Jim HayesCLE $9,000,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1945ATTENDANCE 1944   
Boston (A)1,079,4473,145,571   
Cincinnati1,038,9943,495,862   
Brooklyn921,0152,929,130   
New York (A)895,5993,400,826   
Detroit878,2522,694,812   
Cleveland822,1383,054,678   
New York (N)704,0172,876,127   
St. Louis (A)673,9482,141,121   
Philadelphia (A)491,6891,644,496   
10 Boston (N)447,1992,152,738   
11 St. Louis (N)442,1701,108,419   
12 Pittsburgh420,0831,650,967   
13 Philadelphia (N)346,310841,927   
14 Chicago (A)344,186792,658   
15 Chicago (N)327,435846,077   
16 Washington323,3531,070,888   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Boston (A)Balanced32.67 
PittsburghBalanced32.28 
Boston (N)Win Now!31.77 
New York (N)Balanced31.36 
ClevelandBalanced31.33 
WashingtonWin Now!30.67 
BrooklynBalanced30.61 
DetroitWin Now!30.49 
New York (A)Balanced30.46 
10 St. Louis (A)Balanced30.08 
11 St. Louis (N)Balanced29.96 
12 CincinnatiBalanced29.60 
13 Chicago (N)Balanced29.29 
14 Chicago (A)Rebuilding!29.22 
15 Philadelphia (A)Balanced28.50 
16 Philadelphia (N)Balanced28.35 
 AVERAGE 30.40 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest98 / 100   
Attendance1,079,4473,145,571  
Attendance / Game44,97738,834  
Attendance Revenue$10,794,470$31,455,710  
Revenue / Game$449,770$388,342  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$4,109,508$13,594,232  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$10,794,470$10,794,470  
     
Payroll$77,070,713   
Total Revenue$59,903,978$90,049,942  
Total Player Expenses$23,330,952$77,801,113  
Total +/-$36,573,026$12,248,829  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$57,953,276   
$$ left for Free Agents$32,979,229   
New York (A) Yankees
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest85 / 100   
Attendance895,5993,400,826  
Attendance / Game38,93941,986  
Attendance Revenue$8,955,990$34,008,260  
Revenue / Game$389,391$419,855  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$4,193,143$13,921,063  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$5,987,323  
Attendance Revenue$8,955,990$8,955,990  
     
Payroll$47,229,572   
Total Revenue$56,149,133$96,916,646  
Total Player Expenses$14,293,973$39,657,722  
Total +/-$41,855,160$57,258,924  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$71,413,323   
$$ left for Free Agents$63,699,751   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest37 / 100   
Attendance491,6891,644,496  
Attendance / Game20,48720,302  
Attendance Revenue$4,916,890$16,444,960  
Revenue / Game$204,870$203,024  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$41,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,721,380$12,657,502  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,916,890$4,916,890  
     
Payroll$32,260,000   
Total Revenue$43,638,270$70,102,462  
Total Player Expenses$9,908,528$37,130,917  
Total +/-$33,729,742$32,971,545  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,839,128   
$$ left for Free Agents$51,842,462   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest21 / 100   
Attendance323,3531,070,888  
Attendance / Game13,47313,221  
Attendance Revenue$2,910,177$9,637,992  
Revenue / Game$121,257$118,988  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,789,857$13,079,346  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,910,177$2,910,177  
     
Payroll$39,727,142   
Total Revenue$45,700,034$61,717,338  
Total Player Expenses$11,648,808$48,482,514  
Total +/-$34,051,226$13,234,824  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$57,727,338   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,990,196   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest30 / 100   
Attendance344,186792,658  
Attendance / Game14,3419,786  
Attendance Revenue$3,441,860$7,926,580  
Revenue / Game$143,411$97,859  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$27,000,000$29,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,846,366$9,427,874  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,441,860$3,441,860  
     
Payroll$30,565,857   
Total Revenue$33,288,226$46,354,454  
Total Player Expenses$9,535,156$22,326,475  
Total +/-$23,753,070$24,027,979  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$33,731,120   
$$ left for Free Agents$33,788,597   
Cleveland Indians
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest68 / 100   
Attendance822,1383,054,678  
Attendance / Game32,88637,712  
Attendance Revenue$8,221,380$30,546,780  
Revenue / Game$328,855$377,121  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$5,296,292$18,270,159  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$8,221,380$8,221,380  
     
Payroll$107,130,793   
Total Revenue$62,517,672$103,816,939  
Total Player Expenses$32,847,933$85,586,590  
Total +/-$29,669,739$18,230,349  
     
Cash$19,500,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$33,401,384   
$$ left for Free Agents$10,186,146   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest80 / 100   
Attendance878,2522,694,812  
Attendance / Game36,59433,269  
Attendance Revenue$8,782,520$26,948,120  
Revenue / Game$365,938$332,693  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,869,167$12,821,147  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$8,782,520$8,782,520  
     
Payroll$52,904,713   
Total Revenue$51,651,687$74,769,267  
Total Player Expenses$15,488,452$72,577,827  
Total +/-$36,163,235$2,191,440  
     
Cash$18,154,948   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$65,908,549   
$$ left for Free Agents$44,019,502   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest65 / 100   
Attendance673,9482,141,121  
Attendance / Game28,08126,434  
Attendance Revenue$6,739,480$21,411,210  
Revenue / Game$280,812$264,336  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,832,618$13,098,199  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,942,665  
Attendance Revenue$6,739,480$6,739,480  
     
Payroll$77,436,429   
Total Revenue$55,572,098$73,452,074  
Total Player Expenses$22,879,228$69,349,905  
Total +/-$32,692,870$4,102,169  
     
Cash$1,140,697   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,846,773   
$$ left for Free Agents$3,213,677   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest48 / 100   
Attendance447,1992,152,738  
Attendance / Game19,44326,577  
Attendance Revenue$4,919,189$23,680,118  
Revenue / Game$213,878$292,347  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$5,187,203$17,846,598  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,919,189$4,919,189  
     
Payroll$78,560,008   
Total Revenue$55,106,392$86,526,716  
Total Player Expenses$23,212,204$87,227,870  
Total +/-$31,894,188$-701,154  
     
Cash$19,298,846   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$54,353,888   
$$ left for Free Agents$27,265,554   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest100 / 100   
Attendance1,038,9943,495,862  
Attendance / Game43,29143,159  
Attendance Revenue$11,856,975$41,713,340  
Revenue / Game$494,041$514,980  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$55,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$4,933,737$16,276,232  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$6,409,150  
Attendance Revenue$11,856,975$11,856,975  
     
Payroll$110,120,078   
Total Revenue$71,790,712$119,398,722  
Total Player Expenses$32,533,836$99,100,465  
Total +/-$39,256,876$20,298,257  
     
Cash$19,500,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$37,567,350   
$$ left for Free Agents$22,369,494   
Philadelphia (N) Blue Jays
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest30 / 100   
Attendance346,310841,927  
Attendance / Game13,85210,394  
Attendance Revenue$3,463,100$8,419,270  
Revenue / Game$138,524$103,942  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$4,390,187$14,518,841  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,463,100$3,463,100  
     
Payroll$31,820,000   
Total Revenue$50,853,287$65,938,111  
Total Player Expenses$9,687,512$25,233,763  
Total +/-$41,165,775$40,704,348  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$55,361,445   
$$ left for Free Agents$54,118,111   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance420,0831,650,967  
Attendance / Game19,09520,382  
Attendance Revenue$3,780,747$14,858,703  
Revenue / Game$171,852$183,441  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,526,745$29,346,078  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,780,747$3,780,747  
     
Payroll$64,153,575   
Total Revenue$55,307,492$87,204,781  
Total Player Expenses$21,029,636$77,400,684  
Total +/-$34,277,856$9,804,097  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,838,113   
$$ left for Free Agents$43,051,206   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest94 / 100   
Attendance921,0152,929,130  
Attendance / Game36,84136,162  
Attendance Revenue$11,052,180$35,149,560  
Revenue / Game$442,087$433,945  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,673,491$12,634,032  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,485,379  
Attendance Revenue$11,052,180$11,052,180  
     
Payroll$42,024,786   
Total Revenue$51,725,671$89,268,971  
Total Player Expenses$12,438,812$40,164,820  
Total +/-$39,286,859$49,104,151  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$73,086,425   
$$ left for Free Agents$62,758,806   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest33 / 100   
Attendance327,435846,077  
Attendance / Game13,09710,445  
Attendance Revenue$3,601,785$9,306,847  
Revenue / Game$144,071$114,899  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,933,429$9,747,279  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,601,785$3,601,785  
     
Payroll$38,783,277   
Total Revenue$41,535,214$54,054,126  
Total Player Expenses$11,450,600$38,812,733  
Total +/-$30,084,614$15,241,393  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$32,310,373   
$$ left for Free Agents$35,270,849   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest70 / 100   
Attendance704,0172,876,127  
Attendance / Game29,33435,508  
Attendance Revenue$7,040,170$28,761,270  
Revenue / Game$293,340$355,077  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,818,510$12,722,375  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,040,170$7,040,170  
     
Payroll$59,834,286   
Total Revenue$55,858,680$86,483,645  
Total Player Expenses$17,728,704$88,774,866  
Total +/-$38,129,976$-2,291,221  
     
Cash$14,697,393   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$51,957,705   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,346,752   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest35 / 100   
Attendance442,1701,108,419  
Attendance / Game18,42413,684  
Attendance Revenue$4,421,700$11,084,190  
Revenue / Game$184,238$136,842  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,847,600$9,523,574  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,421,700$4,421,700  
     
Payroll$58,475,001   
Total Revenue$44,269,300$57,607,764  
Total Player Expenses$17,327,788$53,437,530  
Total +/-$26,941,512$4,170,234  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$32,064,430   
$$ left for Free Agents$19,132,763   

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