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1993 Baseball Payrolls

This is a team-by-team payroll listings for the 1993 season. The league per-player average was $1,104,932 and the average team payroll was $32,922,690. You can also view figures for 1992 or 1994 and individual player salaries here. Other financial information is available for many seasons using the tool on the right.

1993 PAYROLLS 1993 PAYROLLS
1992/1994
RANK TEAM AVERAGE TOTAL
1 Toronto Blue Jays  $1,765,582   $51,935,034 
2 Atlanta Braves  $1,676,211   $47,206,416 
3 New York Yankees  $1,759,429   $46,588,791 
4 Boston Red Sox  $1,318,779   $46,164,788 
5 Chicago White Sox  $1,421,344   $42,115,723 
6 Cincinnati Reds  $1,214,322   $41,641,387 
7 New York Mets  $1,239,764   $40,822,667 
8 Kansas City Royals  $1,376,153   $40,164,878 
9 Detroit Tigers  $1,265,317   $38,038,498 
10 San Francisco Giants  $1,244,329   $36,342,322 
11 Chicago Cubs  $1,345,138   $36,005,976 
12 Texas Rangers  $1,148,087   $35,959,690 
13 Oakland Athletics  $1,031,657   $35,351,334 
14 Los Angeles Dodgers  $1,457,552   $33,529,000 
15 Seattle Mariners  $962,231   $33,311,042 
16 Houston Astros  $1,167,307   $30,130,233 
17 Baltimore Orioles  $982,682   $29,253,066 
18 Philadelphia Phillies  $1,301,694   $28,695,858 
19 California Angels  $718,686   $27,444,899 
20 Minnesota Twins  $960,924   $27,127,768 
21 Milwaukee Brewers  $835,145   $25,635,387 
22 Pittsburgh Pirates  $761,073   $24,318,667 
23 St. Louis Cardinals  $727,715   $24,190,667 
24 Florida Marlins  $748,717   $21,172,545 
25 Montreal Expos  $506,174   $17,622,040 
26 Cleveland Indians  $537,106   $16,690,997 
27 Colorado Rockies  $499,439   $14,872,588 
28 San Diego Padres  $378,471   $12,842,333 
Sources: Associated Press December 8, 1993/Baseball Weekly November 22, 1995.


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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