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Payrolls by Year

1990 Baseball Payrolls

This is a team-by-team payroll listings for the 1990 season. The league per-player average was $592,153 and the average team payroll was $17,343,415. You can also view figures for 1989 or 1991 and individual player salaries here. Other financial information is available for many seasons using the tool on the right.

1990 PAYROLLS 1990 PAYROLLS
1989/1991
RANK TEAM AVERAGE TOTAL
1 Kansas City Royals  $692,973   $23,617,090 
2 Boston Red Sox  $777,683   $22,848,698 
3 Oakland Athletics  $678,581   $22,669,834 
4 San Francisco Giants  $666,927   $22,456,224 
5 New York Mets  $758,575   $22,229,333 
6 California Angels  $695,070   $21,960,389 
7 Los Angeles Dodgers  $685,780   $20,943,107 
8 New York Yankees  $725,872   $20,592,948 
9 St. Louis Cardinals  $636,794   $19,647,498 
10 Milwaukee Brewers  $678,581   $18,453,999 
11 Houston Astros  $681,664   $18,229,781 
12 Toronto Blue Jays  $686,326   $18,193,500 
13 Detroit Tigers  $675,898   $17,848,737 
14 San Diego Padres  $656,164   $16,718,332 
15 Montreal Expos  $580,181   $16,472,220 
16 Cincinnati Reds  $557,056   $15,819,728 
17 Pittsburgh Pirates  $592,390   $15,550,000 
18 Cleveland Indians  $508,756   $15,394,298 
19 Atlanta Braves  $414,443   $14,188,833 
20 Minnesota Twins  $495,270   $14,162,299 
21 Philadelphia Phillies  $461,484   $14,156,000 
22 Chicago Cubs  $518,050   $13,831,702 
23 Texas Rangers  $481,290   $12,803,035 
24 Seattle Mariners  $388,649   $12,591,199 
25 Chicago White Sox  $422,199   $11,462,310 
26 Baltimore Orioles  $279,326   $8,087,702 
Sources: Associated Press December 5, 1991/San Francisco Chronicle November 5, 1992.


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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