League Financial Report
Tuesday, 4/25/1915
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Philadelphia (N)$81,869,285    
New York (A)$69,263,374    
Boston (A)$66,945,715    
Philadelphia (A)$65,878,572    
Chicago (A)$65,695,000    
St. Louis (N)$63,662,857    
Pittsburgh$59,384,848    
New York (N)$56,489,431    
Cincinnati$56,315,142    
10 St. Louis (A)$52,303,002    
11 Detroit$45,014,285    
12 Brooklyn$38,515,285    
13 Cleveland$34,382,143    
14 Chicago (N)$24,142,857    
15 Washington$22,882,144    
16 Boston (N)$19,916,765    
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
Pos NameTeam Salary   
CF Ty CobbBOS $25,000,000   
P  Walter JohnsonPHI $22,555,000   
SS John henry LloydPIT $19,900,000   
P  Jim St.vrainNYA $16,888,375   
CF Roger BresnahanNYA $16,130,000   
P  Ed KargerSLN $15,500,000   
RF Tris SpeakerCIN $15,000,000   
LF Johnny BatesBOS $15,000,000   
P  Rube MarquardPHI $13,750,000   
10 3B Frank BakerCIN $12,000,000   
11 P  Rip VowinkelPHA $11,000,000   
12 C  Larry McleanSLN $11,000,000   
13 CF Clyde MilanSLA $8,750,000   
14 P  Noodles HahnDET $8,700,000   
15 P  Christy MathewsonPIT $8,500,000   
16 SS Eddie CollinsSLA $8,380,000   
17 2B Buck HerzogPHA $8,250,000   
18 P  Addie JossNYG $8,210,000   
19 SS Otto KruegerNYG $7,900,000   
20 P  Ed WalshPHA $7,850,000   
21 CF Birdie CreeSLN $7,760,000   
22 1B Fred LuderusBRO $7,700,500   
23 LF Sherry MageeCHA $7,700,000   
24 LF Sam CrawfordCLE $7,230,000   
25 1B Ed KonetchyPHI $7,150,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1915ATTENDANCE 1914   
New York (N)555,7442,604,275   
New York (A)365,5513,224,360   
St. Louis (N)355,2483,063,646   
Boston (A)334,1192,535,478   
Pittsburgh276,2172,291,260   
Philadelphia (A)259,7231,582,484   
Philadelphia (N)258,3093,411,938   
Chicago (N)244,1381,864,407   
Cincinnati228,3601,288,985   
10 St. Louis (A)228,3571,405,932   
11 Chicago (A)226,9612,551,174   
12 Brooklyn204,8511,256,815   
13 Cleveland183,3501,628,448   
14 Washington182,3621,080,972   
15 Detroit150,5681,209,756   
16 Boston (N)139,2241,081,068   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Chicago (A)Balanced30.31 
New York (N)Balanced30.28 
New York (A)Balanced29.30 
BrooklynBalanced29.23 
St. Louis (A)Balanced29.21 
Philadelphia (A)Win Now!29.17 
Boston (A)Win Now!29.00 
St. Louis (N)Win Now!28.99 
Philadelphia (N)Win Now!28.61 
10 PittsburghBalanced28.39 
11 DetroitRebuilding!28.02 
12 CincinnatiBalanced27.84 
13 Chicago (N)Balanced27.84 
14 WashingtonRebuilding!27.36 
15 ClevelandWin Now!27.14 
16 Boston (N)Rebuilding!27.10 
 AVERAGE 28.61 
New York (A) Highlanders
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest83 / 100   
Attendance365,5513,224,360  
Attendance / Game36,55539,807  
Attendance Revenue$3,655,510$32,243,600  
Revenue / Game$365,551$398,069  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,555,873$11,650,686  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,655,510$3,655,510  
     
Payroll$69,263,374   
Total Revenue$41,211,383$79,894,286  
Total Player Expenses$9,406,078$64,156,271  
Total +/-$31,805,305$15,738,015  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,057,619   
$$ left for Free Agents$25,630,912   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest35 / 100   
Attendance228,3571,405,932  
Attendance / Game19,03017,357  
Attendance Revenue$2,283,570$14,059,320  
Revenue / Game$190,298$173,572  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$24,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,089,185$7,815,928  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,283,570$2,283,570  
     
Payroll$52,303,002   
Total Revenue$31,372,755$45,875,248  
Total Player Expenses$7,102,854$52,165,997  
Total +/-$24,269,901$-6,290,749  
     
Cash$3,299,576   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$7,678,156   
$$ left for Free Agents$871,822   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest26 / 100   
Attendance150,5681,209,756  
Attendance / Game16,73014,935  
Attendance Revenue$1,505,680$12,097,560  
Revenue / Game$167,298$149,353  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$24,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$960,649$7,271,128  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,505,680$1,505,680  
     
Payroll$45,014,285   
Total Revenue$30,466,329$43,368,688  
Total Player Expenses$6,059,025$42,235,438  
Total +/-$24,407,304$1,133,250  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$28,075,353   
$$ left for Free Agents$17,354,403   
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest80 / 100   
Attendance334,1192,535,478  
Attendance / Game33,41231,302  
Attendance Revenue$3,675,309$27,890,258  
Revenue / Game$367,531$344,324  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,506,865$10,959,457  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,273,070  
Attendance Revenue$3,675,309$3,675,309  
     
Payroll$66,945,715   
Total Revenue$39,182,174$77,122,785  
Total Player Expenses$9,091,346$76,877,926  
Total +/-$30,090,828$244,859  
     
Cash$1,158,592   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$15,871,641   
$$ left for Free Agents$7,062,592   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest90 / 100   
Attendance226,9612,551,174  
Attendance / Game18,91331,496  
Attendance Revenue$3,177,454$28,701,521  
Revenue / Game$264,788$354,340  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,342,936$9,666,375  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,917,569  
Attendance Revenue$3,177,454$3,177,454  
     
Payroll$65,695,000   
Total Revenue$40,520,390$76,285,465  
Total Player Expenses$8,921,550$70,081,881  
Total +/-$31,598,840$6,203,584  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$14   
     
$$ left for Extensions$45,371,229   
$$ left for Free Agents$23,672,896   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest57 / 100   
Attendance259,7231,582,484  
Attendance / Game19,97919,537  
Attendance Revenue$2,597,230$17,858,646  
Revenue / Game$199,787$220,477  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,365,793$9,971,203  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,597,230$2,597,230  
     
Payroll$65,878,572   
Total Revenue$31,963,023$55,829,849  
Total Player Expenses$8,946,454$58,029,711  
Total +/-$23,016,569$-2,199,862  
     
Cash$8,925,138   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$19,914,985   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest22 / 100   
Attendance182,3621,080,972  
Attendance / Game15,19713,345  
Attendance Revenue$1,641,258$9,728,748  
Revenue / Game$136,772$120,108  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,971,941$29,043,340  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,641,258$1,641,258  
     
Payroll$22,882,144   
Total Revenue$31,613,199$64,772,088  
Total Player Expenses$15,076,096$26,034,705  
Total +/-$16,537,103$38,737,383  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,245,421   
$$ left for Free Agents$56,889,944   
Cleveland Broncos
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest42 / 100   
Attendance183,3501,628,448  
Attendance / Game18,33520,104  
Attendance Revenue$2,016,850$17,912,928  
Revenue / Game$201,685$221,147  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,672,712$12,474,651  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,016,850$2,016,850  
     
Payroll$34,382,143   
Total Revenue$33,689,562$60,387,579  
Total Player Expenses$6,870,691$38,922,074  
Total +/-$26,818,871$21,465,505  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$60,170,912   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,005,436   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest28 / 100   
Attendance228,3601,288,985  
Attendance / Game17,56615,913  
Attendance Revenue$2,283,600$12,889,850  
Revenue / Game$175,662$159,134  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,192,757$8,714,679  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,283,600$2,283,600  
     
Payroll$56,315,142   
Total Revenue$33,476,357$51,604,529  
Total Player Expenses$7,638,426$47,232,419  
Total +/-$25,837,931$4,372,110  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$23,371,195   
$$ left for Free Agents$10,289,387   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest61 / 100   
Attendance276,2172,291,260  
Attendance / Game23,01828,287  
Attendance Revenue$3,038,387$25,203,860  
Revenue / Game$253,199$311,159  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$32,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,107,426$8,300,455  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,038,387$3,038,387  
     
Payroll$59,384,848   
Total Revenue$36,145,813$67,504,315  
Total Player Expenses$8,066,127$64,929,207  
Total +/-$28,079,686$2,575,108  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$28,347,560   
$$ left for Free Agents$21,119,467   
Boston (N) Rustlers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest20 / 100   
Attendance139,2241,081,068  
Attendance / Game15,46913,347  
Attendance Revenue$1,113,792$9,758,427  
Revenue / Game$123,755$120,474  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,085,314$7,967,752  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,113,792$1,113,792  
     
Payroll$19,916,765   
Total Revenue$28,199,106$43,726,179  
Total Player Expenses$4,613,207$47,307,506  
Total +/-$23,585,899$-3,581,327  
     
Cash$1,418,673   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$35,163,085   
$$ left for Free Agents$25,228,087   
Philadelphia (N) Phillies
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest89 / 100   
Attendance258,3093,411,938  
Attendance / Game36,90142,123  
Attendance Revenue$2,841,399$34,761,294  
Revenue / Game$405,914$429,152  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,225,507$8,941,988  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$5,545,250  
Attendance Revenue$2,841,399$2,841,399  
     
Payroll$81,869,285   
Total Revenue$40,066,906$85,248,532  
Total Player Expenses$11,118,052$67,833,501  
Total +/-$28,948,854$17,415,031  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$26,748,283   
$$ left for Free Agents$12,833,997   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest48 / 100   
Attendance204,8511,256,815  
Attendance / Game17,07115,516  
Attendance Revenue$2,458,212$15,081,780  
Revenue / Game$204,851$186,195  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,846,575$13,337,775  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,458,212$2,458,212  
     
Payroll$38,515,285   
Total Revenue$38,304,787$62,419,555  
Total Player Expenses$5,844,742$31,206,257  
Total +/-$32,460,045$31,213,298  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$49,209,055   
$$ left for Free Agents$38,904,270   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest79 / 100   
Attendance355,2483,063,646  
Attendance / Game35,52537,823  
Attendance Revenue$3,552,480$30,636,460  
Revenue / Game$355,248$378,228  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,408,797$10,405,259  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,552,480$3,552,480  
     
Payroll$63,662,857   
Total Revenue$38,961,277$71,041,719  
Total Player Expenses$12,175,494$61,074,407  
Total +/-$26,785,783$9,967,312  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$31,308,385   
$$ left for Free Agents$26,378,862   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest46 / 100   
Attendance244,1381,864,407  
Attendance / Game24,41423,017  
Attendance Revenue$1,953,104$14,915,256  
Revenue / Game$195,310$184,139  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,444,072$10,695,217  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,953,104$1,953,104  
     
Payroll$24,142,857   
Total Revenue$33,397,176$55,610,473  
Total Player Expenses$3,267,771$33,373,048  
Total +/-$30,129,405$22,237,425  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,223,806   
$$ left for Free Agents$46,467,616   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest81 / 100   
Attendance555,7442,604,275  
Attendance / Game37,05032,152  
Attendance Revenue$5,557,440$26,042,750  
Revenue / Game$370,496$321,515  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,453,413$10,563,022  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,069,183  
Attendance Revenue$5,557,440$5,557,440  
     
Payroll$56,489,431   
Total Revenue$41,010,853$72,674,955  
Total Player Expenses$7,671,356$55,231,147  
Total +/-$33,339,497$17,443,808  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$45,740,767   
$$ left for Free Agents$29,116,341   

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