League Financial Report
Monday, 8/7/1947
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Cincinnati$116,677,935    
Cleveland$97,355,793    
New York (N)$94,420,000    
Chicago (N)$81,221,849    
Boston (A)$68,234,285    
Chicago (A)$66,710,000    
Boston (N)$58,640,004    
New York (A)$58,398,430    
Pittsburgh$58,096,291    
10 Washington$57,640,000    
11 St. Louis (A)$50,754,289    
12 Philadelphia (N)$50,352,857    
13 Detroit$44,886,430    
14 Philadelphia (A)$44,025,716    
15 St. Louis (N)$42,178,573    
16 Brooklyn$31,543,143    
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   
RF Bill NicholsonCHA $15,000,000   
2B Joe GordonCIN $12,222,222   
10 1B Bruce CampbellBSN $12,000,000   
11 P  Dizzy TroutBSN $11,000,004   
12 P  Sam NahemCIN $11,000,000   
13 SS Arky VaughanCIN $10,720,000   
14 3B Harlond CliftCLE $10,500,000   
15 P  Wayne OsbornePIT $10,250,000   
16 P  Tex HughsonWAS $10,000,000   
17 C  Walker CooperWAS $10,000,000   
18 CF Joe MedwickNYY $9,766,000   
19 RF Max WestPHI $9,500,000   
20 2B Bobby DoerrCHA $9,500,000   
21 1B Phil CavarrettaCIN $9,210,000   
22 CF Willard BrownBRO $9,050,500   
23 LF Joe DimaggioPHA $9,000,000   
24 P  Jack WilsonCIN $9,000,000   
25 SS Eddie JoostCIN $9,000,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1947ATTENDANCE 1946   
New York (N)2,426,7503,325,887   
Cincinnati2,367,0433,487,235   
Cleveland2,200,3783,804,028   
Boston (A)1,991,6253,309,492   
Chicago (A)1,844,1462,372,920   
New York (A)1,675,6252,616,312   
Philadelphia (N)1,410,8831,629,526   
Chicago (N)1,375,9831,822,163   
St. Louis (A)1,272,4701,543,667   
10 Philadelphia (A)1,102,9221,408,607   
11 Detroit939,6451,302,785   
12 St. Louis (N)931,4391,684,578   
13 Boston (N)914,1371,183,760   
14 Brooklyn751,4121,315,793   
15 Washington725,9241,067,828   
16 Pittsburgh591,7481,001,310   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Boston (A)Balanced33.12 
PittsburghBalanced32.04 
New York (N)Balanced31.59 
St. Louis (A)Balanced31.34 
CincinnatiBalanced31.30 
Boston (N)Win Now!31.15 
BrooklynBalanced31.15 
Philadelphia (A)Balanced30.63 
St. Louis (N)Balanced30.45 
10 WashingtonWin Now!30.35 
11 Chicago (A)Balanced30.23 
12 New York (A)Balanced30.21 
13 ClevelandBalanced29.97 
14 Philadelphia (N)Balanced29.89 
15 Chicago (N)Win Now!29.45 
16 DetroitWin Now!29.08 
 AVERAGE 30.75 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest87 / 100   
Attendance1,991,6253,309,492  
Attendance / Game36,21140,858  
Attendance Revenue$19,916,250$33,094,920  
Revenue / Game$362,114$408,579  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,550,095$14,103,627  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,264,321  
Attendance Revenue$19,916,250$19,916,250  
     
Payroll$68,234,285   
Total Revenue$74,466,345$96,462,868  
Total Player Expenses$46,082,090$70,587,668  
Total +/-$28,384,255$25,875,200  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,298,547   
$$ left for Free Agents$43,964,262   
New York (A) Yankees
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest69 / 100   
Attendance1,675,6252,616,312  
Attendance / Game31,03032,300  
Attendance Revenue$16,756,250$26,163,120  
Revenue / Game$310,301$323,001  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$49,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,586,072$13,906,866  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$16,756,250$16,756,250  
     
Payroll$58,398,430   
Total Revenue$75,342,322$89,069,986  
Total Player Expenses$39,781,635$53,438,260  
Total +/-$35,560,687$35,631,726  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$79,333,320   
$$ left for Free Agents$50,671,556   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest38 / 100   
Attendance1,102,9221,408,607  
Attendance / Game20,05317,390  
Attendance Revenue$11,029,220$14,086,070  
Revenue / Game$200,531$173,902  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$35,000,000$35,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,365,496$12,363,786  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$11,029,220$11,029,220  
     
Payroll$44,025,716   
Total Revenue$54,394,716$61,449,856  
Total Player Expenses$30,177,411$43,902,968  
Total +/-$24,217,305$17,546,888  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,603,190   
$$ left for Free Agents$37,424,140   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest19 / 100   
Attendance725,9241,067,828  
Attendance / Game12,96313,183  
Attendance Revenue$6,533,316$9,610,452  
Revenue / Game$116,666$118,648  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,515,109$12,658,526  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$6,533,316$6,533,316  
     
Payroll$57,640,000   
Total Revenue$52,048,425$61,268,978  
Total Player Expenses$41,525,028$50,055,716  
Total +/-$10,523,397$11,213,262  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$29,655,645   
$$ left for Free Agents$21,628,978   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest81 / 100   
Attendance1,844,1462,372,920  
Attendance / Game34,79529,295  
Attendance Revenue$18,441,460$23,729,200  
Revenue / Game$347,952$292,953  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$29,000,000$27,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$6,749,770$9,802,314  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$18,441,460$18,441,460  
     
Payroll$66,710,000   
Total Revenue$54,191,230$60,531,514  
Total Player Expenses$45,106,254$47,306,806  
Total +/-$9,084,976$13,224,708  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$20,614,847   
$$ left for Free Agents$15,821,514   
Cleveland Indians
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest85 / 100   
Attendance2,200,3783,804,028  
Attendance / Game40,00746,963  
Attendance Revenue$23,368,487$38,040,280  
Revenue / Game$424,882$469,633  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$49,000,000$49,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$12,747,126$18,742,551  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,281,260  
Attendance Revenue$23,368,487$23,368,487  
     
Payroll$97,355,793   
Total Revenue$85,115,613$109,064,091  
Total Player Expenses$65,727,902$111,283,498  
Total +/-$19,387,711$-2,219,407  
     
Cash$3,009,575   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$24,386,850   
$$ left for Free Agents$11,436,613   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest32 / 100   
Attendance939,6451,302,785  
Attendance / Game16,77916,084  
Attendance Revenue$9,396,450$13,027,850  
Revenue / Game$167,794$160,838  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$39,000,000$39,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,439,087$12,655,908  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$9,396,450$9,396,450  
     
Payroll$44,886,430   
Total Revenue$56,835,537$64,683,758  
Total Player Expenses$30,123,106$49,075,914  
Total +/-$26,712,431$15,607,844  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$56,567,091   
$$ left for Free Agents$39,797,328   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest52 / 100   
Attendance1,272,4701,543,667  
Attendance / Game22,72319,058  
Attendance Revenue$12,724,700$15,436,670  
Revenue / Game$227,227$190,576  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$47,000,000$47,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,875,344$12,819,490  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$12,724,700$12,724,700  
     
Payroll$50,754,289   
Total Revenue$68,600,044$75,256,160  
Total Player Expenses$34,462,670$55,490,032  
Total +/-$34,137,374$19,766,128  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$75,209,490   
$$ left for Free Agents$44,501,871   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest50 / 100   
Attendance914,1371,183,760  
Attendance / Game16,32414,614  
Attendance Revenue$10,055,507$13,021,360  
Revenue / Game$179,563$160,758  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$12,002,515$17,316,416  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$10,055,507$10,055,507  
     
Payroll$58,640,004   
Total Revenue$67,058,022$75,337,776  
Total Player Expenses$39,817,140$71,294,112  
Total +/-$27,240,882$4,043,664  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$57,337,772   
$$ left for Free Agents$36,697,772   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest100 / 100   
Attendance2,367,0433,487,235  
Attendance / Game43,83443,052  
Attendance Revenue$26,643,216$41,293,229  
Revenue / Game$493,393$509,793  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$55,000,000$55,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$11,729,844$16,940,362  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,550,549  
Attendance Revenue$26,643,216$26,643,216  
     
Payroll$116,677,935   
Total Revenue$93,373,060$116,784,140  
Total Player Expenses$79,050,876$121,951,530  
Total +/-$14,322,184$-5,167,390  
     
Cash$10,682,610   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$48,110,645   
$$ left for Free Agents$7,238,266   
Philadelphia (N) Blue Jays
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest66 / 100   
Attendance1,410,8831,629,526  
Attendance / Game26,12720,118  
Attendance Revenue$14,108,830$16,295,260  
Revenue / Game$261,275$201,176  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$43,000,000$43,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,395,939$15,019,906  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$14,108,830$14,108,830  
     
Payroll$50,352,857   
Total Revenue$67,504,769$74,315,166  
Total Player Expenses$33,449,281$42,868,754  
Total +/-$34,055,488$31,446,412  
     
Cash$17,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,285,166   
$$ left for Free Agents$40,962,309   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest15 / 100   
Attendance591,7481,001,310  
Attendance / Game10,75912,362  
Attendance Revenue$5,325,732$9,011,790  
Revenue / Game$96,831$111,257  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$18,795,375$28,280,451  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$5,325,732$5,325,732  
     
Payroll$58,096,291   
Total Revenue$61,121,107$74,292,241  
Total Player Expenses$40,033,266$63,014,360  
Total +/-$21,087,841$11,277,881  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,980,235   
$$ left for Free Agents$36,195,950   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest41 / 100   
Attendance751,4121,315,793  
Attendance / Game13,91516,244  
Attendance Revenue$9,016,944$15,789,516  
Revenue / Game$166,980$194,932  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$41,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,163,424$12,228,744  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$9,016,944$9,016,944  
     
Payroll$31,543,143   
Total Revenue$58,180,368$65,018,260  
Total Player Expenses$21,064,368$47,300,808  
Total +/-$37,116,000$17,717,452  
     
Cash$19,750,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$70,331,094   
$$ left for Free Agents$57,225,117   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest68 / 100   
Attendance1,375,9831,822,163  
Attendance / Game24,57122,496  
Attendance Revenue$15,135,813$20,043,793  
Revenue / Game$270,282$247,454  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$6,884,307$9,962,395  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$3,529,348  
Attendance Revenue$15,135,813$15,135,813  
     
Payroll$81,221,849   
Total Revenue$59,020,120$70,535,536  
Total Player Expenses$55,773,082$76,417,799  
Total +/-$3,247,038$-5,882,263  
     
Cash$17,117,737   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$7,856,839   
$$ left for Free Agents$2,902,076   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest87 / 100   
Attendance2,426,7503,325,887  
Attendance / Game43,33541,060  
Attendance Revenue$24,267,500$33,258,870  
Revenue / Game$433,348$410,603  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$45,000,000$45,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,825,422$12,928,121  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$24,267,500$24,267,500  
     
Payroll$94,420,000   
Total Revenue$78,092,922$91,186,991  
Total Player Expenses$64,251,276$62,272,352  
Total +/-$13,841,646$28,914,639  
     
Cash$18,525,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$53,181,992   
$$ left for Free Agents$15,291,991   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest29 / 100   
Attendance931,4391,684,578  
Attendance / Game16,93520,797  
Attendance Revenue$9,314,390$16,845,780  
Revenue / Game$169,353$207,973  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$37,000,000$37,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$6,283,354$9,426,801  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$9,314,390$9,314,390  
     
Payroll$42,178,573   
Total Revenue$52,597,744$63,272,581  
Total Player Expenses$28,039,552$51,540,122  
Total +/-$24,558,192$11,732,459  
     
Cash$20,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$54,539,249   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,094,008   

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