League Financial Report
Wednesday, 5/1/1918
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
Philadelphia (N)$85,428,999    
New York (N)$67,382,142    
Chicago (A)$64,701,429    
New York (A)$63,200,713    
Boston (N)$62,865,001    
Chicago (N)$61,614,286    
Pittsburgh$60,784,706    
Boston (A)$60,051,144    
Cleveland$54,322,286    
10 Brooklyn$53,215,070    
11 St. Louis (A)$48,445,860    
12 Detroit$44,703,428    
13 Philadelphia (A)$40,582,857    
14 Cincinnati$34,407,286    
15 St. Louis (N)$32,344,729    
16 Washington$30,873,571    
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
Pos NameTeam Salary   
P  Jim St.vrainNYA $26,750,000   
CF Ty CobbBOS $25,000,000   
P  Walter JohnsonPHI $22,555,000   
CF Joe JacksonNYG $21,000,000   
SS John henry LloydPIT $19,900,000   
P  Ed KargerBSN $15,500,000   
RF Tris SpeakerCHN $15,000,000   
3B Frank BakerCHN $14,500,000   
P  Rube MarquardPHI $13,750,000   
10 SS Steve YerkesBSN $10,000,000   
11 CF Clyde MilanSLA $8,750,000   
12 CF Benny KauffDET $8,505,500   
13 P  Pete AlexanderCLE $8,500,000   
14 SS Eddie CollinsSLA $8,380,000   
15 1B Fred LuderusBRO $7,700,500   
16 LF Sherry MageeCHA $7,700,000   
17 P  Charley HallCHA $7,550,000   
18 SS Stuffy McinnisNYG $7,500,000   
19 P  Tommy AtkinsCHA $7,300,000   
20 1B Ed KonetchyPHI $7,150,000   
21 P  George McquillanBSN $7,000,000   
22 SS Ray ChapmanPHA $7,000,000   
23 RF Babe RuthCLE $6,642,857   
24 LF Bob BescherNYA $6,290,000   
25 P  Harry KrauseNYG $6,200,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1918ATTENDANCE 1917   
New York (A)447,3453,276,931   
Philadelphia (N)426,0503,222,877   
New York (N)384,7792,844,658   
Brooklyn358,6232,178,187   
Boston (A)303,9522,567,724   
Boston (N)296,5982,399,084   
Cleveland291,7062,094,821   
Detroit267,8711,373,618   
St. Louis (A)263,2721,718,787   
10 Washington216,7801,572,306   
11 Chicago (A)216,4112,489,561   
12 Chicago (N)213,5561,871,257   
13 Cincinnati161,644977,197   
14 St. Louis (N)145,031811,091   
15 Philadelphia (A)142,8501,372,730   
16 Pittsburgh142,1441,491,445   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
New York (N)Balanced30.53 
St. Louis (A)Balanced30.10 
PittsburghBalanced29.95 
Chicago (A)Balanced29.85 
BrooklynBalanced29.67 
CincinnatiBalanced29.63 
WashingtonRebuilding!29.55 
DetroitBalanced29.46 
Chicago (N)Balanced29.24 
10 Boston (A)Win Now!29.21 
11 Boston (N)Rebuilding!28.92 
12 ClevelandWin Now!28.59 
13 Philadelphia (N)Win Now!28.48 
14 St. Louis (N)Win Now!28.42 
15 New York (A)Balanced28.30 
16 Philadelphia (A)Balanced27.43 
 AVERAGE 29.20 
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest57 / 100   
Attendance303,9522,567,724  
Attendance / Game25,32931,700  
Attendance Revenue$3,039,520$25,677,240  
Revenue / Game$253,293$317,003  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$32,000,000$32,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,556,704$9,596,760  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,039,520$3,039,520  
     
Payroll$60,051,144   
Total Revenue$36,596,224$67,274,000  
Total Player Expenses$10,857,784$60,271,144  
Total +/-$25,738,440$7,002,856  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,327,331   
$$ left for Free Agents$12,222,856   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest34 / 100   
Attendance267,8711,373,618  
Attendance / Game17,85816,958  
Attendance Revenue$2,678,710$13,736,180  
Revenue / Game$178,581$169,582  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$24,000,000$24,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,161,702$7,196,050  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,678,710$2,678,710  
     
Payroll$44,703,428   
Total Revenue$27,840,412$44,932,230  
Total Player Expenses$7,174,648$30,686,428  
Total +/-$20,665,764$14,245,802  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$14,081,229   
$$ left for Free Agents$5,228,802   
New York (A) Highlanders
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest75 / 100   
Attendance447,3453,276,931  
Attendance / Game34,41140,456  
Attendance Revenue$4,473,450$32,769,310  
Revenue / Game$344,112$404,559  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,675,349$10,203,030  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,473,450$4,473,450  
     
Payroll$63,200,713   
Total Revenue$40,148,799$76,972,340  
Total Player Expenses$10,143,250$63,200,713  
Total +/-$30,005,549$13,771,627  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$34,032,341   
$$ left for Free Agents$18,771,627   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance263,2721,718,787  
Attendance / Game16,45521,220  
Attendance Revenue$2,632,720$17,187,870  
Revenue / Game$164,545$212,196  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,323,174$8,402,335  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,632,720$2,632,720  
     
Payroll$48,445,860   
Total Revenue$31,955,894$53,590,205  
Total Player Expenses$7,775,170$46,503,858  
Total +/-$24,180,724$7,086,347  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$26,544,869   
$$ left for Free Agents$10,144,345   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest49 / 100   
Attendance216,4112,489,561  
Attendance / Game21,64130,735  
Attendance Revenue$2,164,110$24,895,610  
Revenue / Game$216,411$307,353  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,460,954$8,999,468  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,164,110$2,164,110  
     
Payroll$64,701,429   
Total Revenue$33,625,064$63,895,078  
Total Player Expenses$10,117,528$60,351,429  
Total +/-$23,507,536$3,543,649  
     
Cash$3,543,649   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$32,998,727   
$$ left for Free Agents$2,737,298   
Cleveland Broncos
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest42 / 100   
Attendance291,7062,094,821  
Attendance / Game22,43925,862  
Attendance Revenue$2,917,060$20,948,210  
Revenue / Game$224,389$258,620  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,378,884$8,404,375  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,917,060$2,917,060  
     
Payroll$54,322,286   
Total Revenue$32,295,944$57,352,585  
Total Player Expenses$9,718,450$40,362,286  
Total +/-$22,577,494$16,990,299  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$14,215,918   
$$ left for Free Agents$8,030,299   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest22 / 100   
Attendance142,8501,372,730  
Attendance / Game12,98616,947  
Attendance Revenue$1,428,500$13,727,300  
Revenue / Game$129,864$169,473  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,239,489$7,798,174  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,428,500$1,428,500  
     
Payroll$40,582,857   
Total Revenue$28,667,989$47,525,474  
Total Player Expenses$6,513,234$39,082,857  
Total +/-$22,154,755$8,442,617  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$21,725,475   
$$ left for Free Agents$11,942,617   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest28 / 100   
Attendance216,7801,572,306  
Attendance / Game15,48419,411  
Attendance Revenue$2,167,800$15,723,060  
Revenue / Game$154,843$194,112  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,222,610$7,798,376  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,167,800$2,167,800  
     
Payroll$30,873,571   
Total Revenue$29,390,410$49,521,436  
Total Player Expenses$4,954,924$30,873,571  
Total +/-$24,435,486$18,647,865  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$24,731,435   
$$ left for Free Agents$23,647,865   
Boston (N) Braves
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest50 / 100   
Attendance296,5982,399,084  
Attendance / Game22,81529,618  
Attendance Revenue$2,965,980$23,990,840  
Revenue / Game$228,152$296,183  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,601,833$10,195,005  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,965,980$2,965,980  
     
Payroll$62,865,001   
Total Revenue$34,567,813$64,185,845  
Total Player Expenses$10,089,404$62,615,001  
Total +/-$24,478,409$1,570,844  
     
Cash$1,570,844   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$19,133,356   
$$ left for Free Agents$2,891,688   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest45 / 100   
Attendance358,6232,178,187  
Attendance / Game23,90826,891  
Attendance Revenue$3,586,230$21,781,870  
Revenue / Game$239,082$268,912  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,477,645$9,002,060  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,586,230$3,586,230  
     
Payroll$53,215,070   
Total Revenue$35,063,875$60,783,930  
Total Player Expenses$8,540,636$52,845,070  
Total +/-$26,523,239$7,938,860  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$24,707,429   
$$ left for Free Agents$12,568,860   
Philadelphia (N) Phillies
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest73 / 100   
Attendance426,0503,222,877  
Attendance / Game32,77339,789  
Attendance Revenue$4,260,500$32,228,770  
Revenue / Game$327,731$397,886  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,996,336$18,255,118  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,260,500$4,260,500  
     
Payroll$85,428,999   
Total Revenue$43,256,836$86,483,888  
Total Player Expenses$13,710,814$84,928,999  
Total +/-$29,546,022$1,554,889  
     
Cash$1,554,889   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$23,348,444   
$$ left for Free Agents$2,609,778   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest17 / 100   
Attendance142,1441,491,445  
Attendance / Game10,93418,413  
Attendance Revenue$1,421,440$14,914,450  
Revenue / Game$109,342$184,129  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,804,888$17,803,000  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,421,440$1,421,440  
     
Payroll$60,784,706   
Total Revenue$30,226,328$58,717,450  
Total Player Expenses$9,754,021$56,899,706  
Total +/-$20,472,307$1,817,744  
     
Cash$1,817,744   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$8,936,861   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest36 / 100   
Attendance213,5561,871,257  
Attendance / Game19,41423,102  
Attendance Revenue$2,135,560$18,712,570  
Revenue / Game$194,142$231,019  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,514,628$15,571,782  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,135,560$2,135,560  
     
Payroll$61,614,286   
Total Revenue$32,650,188$62,284,352  
Total Player Expenses$9,888,684$60,614,286  
Total +/-$22,761,504$1,670,066  
     
Cash$1,670,066   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$6,434,419   
$$ left for Free Agents$2,340,132   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest16 / 100   
Attendance161,644977,197  
Attendance / Game12,43412,064  
Attendance Revenue$1,616,440$9,771,970  
Revenue / Game$124,342$120,642  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$22,000,000$22,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,059,842$6,596,413  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,616,440$1,616,440  
     
Payroll$34,407,286   
Total Revenue$24,676,282$38,368,383  
Total Player Expenses$5,523,683$25,721,286  
Total +/-$19,152,599$12,647,097  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$9,809,049   
$$ left for Free Agents$8,961,097   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest65 / 100   
Attendance384,7792,844,658  
Attendance / Game29,59835,119  
Attendance Revenue$3,847,790$28,446,580  
Revenue / Game$295,984$351,192  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,663,575$10,201,279  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,847,790$3,847,790  
     
Payroll$67,382,142   
Total Revenue$39,511,365$72,647,859  
Total Player Expenses$10,814,362$67,382,142  
Total +/-$28,697,003$5,265,717  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$25,501,193   
$$ left for Free Agents$10,265,717   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest21 / 100   
Attendance145,031811,091  
Attendance / Game11,15610,013  
Attendance Revenue$1,450,310$8,110,910  
Revenue / Game$111,562$100,135  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$22,000,000$22,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$1,068,728$6,602,648  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$1,450,310$1,450,310  
     
Payroll$32,344,729   
Total Revenue$24,519,038$36,713,558  
Total Player Expenses$5,191,134$21,645,715  
Total +/-$19,327,904$15,067,843  
     
Cash$5,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$12,511,209   
$$ left for Free Agents$9,368,829   

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