League Financial Report
Sunday, 2/12/1947
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Cincinnati$113,577,935    
Cleveland$96,455,793    
New York (N)$92,920,000    
Chicago (N)$82,700,420    
Boston (A)$69,134,285    
Washington$60,140,000    
Boston (N)$58,340,004    
New York (A)$54,292,430    
Pittsburgh$53,494,286    
10 Chicago (A)$52,310,000    
11 St. Louis (A)$50,754,289    
12 Philadelphia (N)$49,474,286    
13 Philadelphia (A)$43,775,716    
14 Detroit$43,386,430    
15 St. Louis (N)$40,978,573    
16 Brooklyn$30,043,143    
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
Pos NameTeam Salary   
3B Hank GreenbergNYN $27,300,000   
LF Ted WilliamsCHC $22,420,000   
1B Johnny MizeSTL $20,000,000   
CF Jeff HeathDET $20,000,000   
1B Hal TroskyCLE $17,222,222   
2B Ken KeltnerCLE $16,000,000   
C  Rudy YorkCLE $15,500,000   
2B Joe GordonCIN $12,222,222   
1B Bruce CampbellBSN $12,000,000   
10 P  Dizzy TroutBSN $11,000,004   
11 P  Sam NahemCIN $11,000,000   
12 SS Arky VaughanCIN $10,720,000   
13 3B Harlond CliftCLE $10,500,000   
14 P  Wayne OsbornePIT $10,250,000   
15 C  Walker CooperWAS $10,000,000   
16 P  Tex HughsonWAS $10,000,000   
17 CF Joe MedwickNYY $9,766,000   
18 RF Max WestPHI $9,500,000   
19 2B Bobby DoerrCHA $9,500,000   
20 1B Phil CavarrettaCIN $9,210,000   
21 CF Willard BrownBRO $9,050,500   
22 P  Jack WilsonCIN $9,000,000   
23 CF Joe DimaggioPHA $9,000,000   
24 SS Eddie JoostCIN $9,000,000   
25 CF Enos SlaughterSLA $8,770,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1947ATTENDANCE 1946   
Cincinnati03,487,235   
Cleveland03,804,028   
New York (N)03,325,887   
Chicago (N)01,822,163   
Boston (A)03,309,492   
Washington01,067,828   
Boston (N)01,183,760   
New York (A)02,616,312   
Pittsburgh01,001,310   
10 Chicago (A)02,372,920   
11 St. Louis (A)01,543,667   
12 Philadelphia (N)01,629,526   
13 Philadelphia (A)01,408,607   
14 Detroit01,302,785   
15 St. Louis (N)01,684,578   
16 Brooklyn01,315,793   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Boston (A)Balanced32.88 
CincinnatiBalanced31.42 
BrooklynBalanced31.36 
PittsburghBalanced31.25 
New York (N)Balanced31.24 
Boston (N)Win Now!31.03 
St. Louis (A)Balanced30.86 
ClevelandBalanced30.58 
Philadelphia (A)Balanced30.58 
10 St. Louis (N)Balanced30.26 
11 WashingtonWin Now!30.24 
12 New York (A)Balanced30.10 
13 Philadelphia (N)Balanced30.06 
14 DetroitWin Now!29.82 
15 Chicago (A)Balanced29.72 
16 Chicago (N)Win Now!29.45 
 AVERAGE 30.63 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest77 / 100   
Attendance03,309,492  
Attendance / Game040,858  
Attendance Revenue$0$33,094,920  
Revenue / Game$0$408,579  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$14,103,627  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,264,321  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$69,134,285   
Total Revenue$45,000,000$96,462,868  
Total Player Expenses$0$70,587,668  
Total +/-$45,000,000$25,875,200  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$62,785,214   
$$ left for Free Agents$43,064,262   
New York (A) Yankees
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest54 / 100   
Attendance02,616,312  
Attendance / Game032,300  
Attendance Revenue$0$26,163,120  
Revenue / Game$0$323,001  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$49,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$13,906,866  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$54,292,430   
Total Revenue$49,000,000$89,069,986  
Total Player Expenses$0$53,438,260  
Total +/-$49,000,000$35,631,726  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$86,599,986   
$$ left for Free Agents$54,777,556   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest39 / 100   
Attendance01,408,607  
Attendance / Game017,390  
Attendance Revenue$0$14,086,070  
Revenue / Game$0$173,902  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,363,786  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$43,775,716   
Total Revenue$35,000,000$61,449,856  
Total Player Expenses$0$43,902,968  
Total +/-$35,000,000$17,546,888  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$48,126,523   
$$ left for Free Agents$37,674,140   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest21 / 100   
Attendance01,067,828  
Attendance / Game013,183  
Attendance Revenue$0$9,610,452  
Revenue / Game$0$118,648  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,658,526  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$60,140,000   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$61,268,978  
Total Player Expenses$0$50,055,716  
Total +/-$37,000,000$11,213,262  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$29,842,311   
$$ left for Free Agents$19,128,978   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest70 / 100   
Attendance02,372,920  
Attendance / Game029,295  
Attendance Revenue$0$23,729,200  
Revenue / Game$0$292,953  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$29,000,000$27,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$9,802,314  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$52,310,000   
Total Revenue$29,000,000$60,531,514  
Total Player Expenses$0$47,306,806  
Total +/-$29,000,000$13,224,708  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$28,884,847   
$$ left for Free Agents$15,221,514   
Cleveland Indians
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest92 / 100   
Attendance03,804,028  
Attendance / Game046,963  
Attendance Revenue$0$38,040,280  
Revenue / Game$0$469,633  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$49,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$18,742,551  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,281,260  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$96,455,793   
Total Revenue$49,000,000$109,064,091  
Total Player Expenses$0$111,283,498  
Total +/-$49,000,000$-2,219,407  
     
Cash$4,859,575   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$41,046,851   
$$ left for Free Agents$14,186,613   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance01,302,785  
Attendance / Game016,084  
Attendance Revenue$0$13,027,850  
Revenue / Game$0$160,838  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,655,908  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$43,386,430   
Total Revenue$39,000,000$64,683,758  
Total Player Expenses$0$49,075,914  
Total +/-$39,000,000$15,607,844  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$54,033,758   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,297,328   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest36 / 100   
Attendance01,543,667  
Attendance / Game019,058  
Attendance Revenue$0$15,436,670  
Revenue / Game$0$190,576  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$47,000,000$47,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,819,490  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$50,754,289   
Total Revenue$47,000,000$75,256,160  
Total Player Expenses$0$55,490,032  
Total +/-$47,000,000$19,766,128  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$69,066,158   
$$ left for Free Agents$44,501,871   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest29 / 100   
Attendance01,183,760  
Attendance / Game014,614  
Attendance Revenue$0$13,021,360  
Revenue / Game$0$160,758  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$17,316,416  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$58,340,004   
Total Revenue$45,000,000$75,337,776  
Total Player Expenses$0$71,294,112  
Total +/-$45,000,000$4,043,664  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$56,444,439   
$$ left for Free Agents$36,997,772   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest100 / 100   
Attendance03,487,235  
Attendance / Game043,052  
Attendance Revenue$0$41,293,229  
Revenue / Game$0$509,793  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$55,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$16,940,362  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,550,549  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$113,577,935   
Total Revenue$55,000,000$116,784,140  
Total Player Expenses$0$121,951,530  
Total +/-$55,000,000$-5,167,390  
     
Cash$12,082,610   
Ticket Price$13   
     
$$ left for Extensions$73,117,312   
$$ left for Free Agents$11,738,266   
Philadelphia (N) Blue Jays
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest49 / 100   
Attendance01,629,526  
Attendance / Game020,118  
Attendance Revenue$0$16,295,260  
Revenue / Game$0$201,176  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$15,019,906  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$49,474,286   
Total Revenue$43,000,000$74,315,166  
Total Player Expenses$0$42,868,754  
Total +/-$43,000,000$31,446,412  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$53,835,166   
$$ left for Free Agents$44,840,880   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest16 / 100   
Attendance01,001,310  
Attendance / Game012,362  
Attendance Revenue$0$9,011,790  
Revenue / Game$0$111,257  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$28,280,451  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$53,494,286   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$74,292,241  
Total Player Expenses$0$63,014,360  
Total +/-$37,000,000$11,277,881  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$46,635,574   
$$ left for Free Agents$40,797,955   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest35 / 100   
Attendance01,315,793  
Attendance / Game016,244  
Attendance Revenue$0$15,789,516  
Revenue / Game$0$194,932  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,228,744  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$30,043,143   
Total Revenue$41,000,000$65,018,260  
Total Player Expenses$0$47,300,808  
Total +/-$41,000,000$17,717,452  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$69,774,427   
$$ left for Free Agents$58,975,117   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest59 / 100   
Attendance01,822,163  
Attendance / Game022,496  
Attendance Revenue$0$20,043,793  
Revenue / Game$0$247,454  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$9,962,395  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,529,348  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$82,700,420   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$70,535,536  
Total Player Expenses$0$76,417,799  
Total +/-$37,000,000$-5,882,263  
     
Cash$14,117,737   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$6,936,839   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest92 / 100   
Attendance03,325,887  
Attendance / Game041,060  
Attendance Revenue$0$33,258,870  
Revenue / Game$0$410,603  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$12,928,121  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$92,920,000   
Total Revenue$45,000,000$91,186,991  
Total Player Expenses$0$62,272,352  
Total +/-$45,000,000$28,914,639  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$54,750,325   
$$ left for Free Agents$16,766,991   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest35 / 100   
Attendance01,684,578  
Attendance / Game020,797  
Attendance Revenue$0$16,845,780  
Revenue / Game$0$207,973  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$0$9,426,801  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$0$0  
     
Payroll$40,978,573   
Total Revenue$37,000,000$63,272,581  
Total Player Expenses$0$51,540,122  
Total +/-$37,000,000$11,732,459  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,942,581   
$$ left for Free Agents$42,294,008   

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