Player Salaries and their Relationship With Ticket Price


Here is a pretty interesting perspective on salaries and ballpark prices.  How many of you remember the reserve clause?

Player Salaries and their Relationship With Ticket Price.

For some context here is a year by year breakdown of the salary of Ted Williams:

Ted Williams’ salary history.

1939 – 6,500
1940 – 12,000
1941 – 20,000
1942 – 35,000
1943 – military
1944 – military
1945 – military
1946 – 50,000
1947 – 75,000
1948 – 90,000
1949 – 100,000
1950 – 100,000
1951 – 100,000
1952 – 100,000
1953 – 100,000
1954 – 100,000
1955 – 100,000
1956 – 100,000
1957 – 100,000
1958 – 125,000
1959 – 125,000
1960 – 90,000

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**The current 2012 MLB League Minimum Salary (set by Collective Bargaining Agreement) is $480,000 with a scheduled increase to $500,000.



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2 replies

  1. Ted also demanded his contract to be lowered for his final season. Because he had a horrible injury filled 1959.

  2. Our favorite Ted Williams quote: “If I was being paid thirty-thousand dollars a year, the very least I could do was hit .400.” Certainly speaks to the character of the man. Can you imagine a modern ballplayer making such a statement?

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