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1943 Baseball Payrolls

This is a team-by-team payroll listings for the 1943 season. The league per-player average was and the average team payroll was $201,040. You can also view figures for 1939 or 1946. Other financial information is available for many seasons using the tool on the right.

1 New York Yankees  $301,229 
2 Brooklyn Dodgers  $271,424 
3 Chicago Cubs  $251,026 
4 Chicago White Sox  $213,129 
5 Boston Red Sox  $212,982 
6 Cleveland Indians  $204,864 
7 New York Giants  $201,661 
8 Cincinnati Reds  $196,329 
9 St. Louis Cardinals  $195,597 
10 Washington Nationals  $192,190 
11 St. Louis Browns  $186,441 
12 Philadelphia Phillies  $185,624 
13 Detroit Tigers  $172,733 
14 Pittsburgh Pirates  $158,008 
15 Boston Braves  $138,000 
16 Philadelphia Athletics  $135,405 
Source: House Judiciary Comm., Organized Baseball, 82nd Cong., 1st Sess, 1951, P1610.

Baseball Economics sources/bibliography:
Business of Baseball, The by Albert Powers
Baseball, Inc.: The National Pastime As Big Business by Frank P. Jozsa Jr.
Baseball and Billions: A Probing Look Inside the Big Business of Our National Pastime by Andrew Zimbalist
Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM by John Schuerholz
Free Agency and Competitive Balance in Baseball by Ronald W. Cox
The Formation, Sometimes Absorption and Mostly Inevitable Demise of 18 Professional Baseball Organizations, 1871 to Present by David Pietrusza.
Getting in the Game: Inside Baseball's Winter Meetings by Josh Lewin
State of Baseball Management: Decision-Making in the Best and Worst Teams, 1993-2003 by Scott Barzilla
In the Best Interests of Baseball? The Revolutionary Reign of Bud Selig by Andrew Zimbalist
May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy, by Andrew Zimbalist
The Inside Pitch ... and More: Baseball's Business and the Public Trust by Gene A. Budig
Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908 by Dean A. Sullivan.
Middle Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1900-1948 by Dean A. Sullivan.
Late Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1945-1972 by Dean A. Sullivan
Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.

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