League Financial Report
Thursday, 5/25/1916
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
New York (A)$81,463,571    
Philadelphia (N)$79,620,715    
New York (N)$76,399,859    
St. Louis (N)$70,961,429    
Pittsburgh$69,976,277    
Chicago (A)$68,662,143    
Boston (A)$62,390,001    
St. Louis (A)$61,046,432    
Cincinnati$59,414,285    
10 Philadelphia (A)$41,470,858    
11 Detroit$38,161,428    
12 Brooklyn$31,299,856    
13 Cleveland$30,305,000    
14 Chicago (N)$24,540,000    
15 Washington$23,921,429    
16 Boston (N)$17,358,194    
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   
CF Roger BresnahanNYA $16,130,000   
P  Ed KargerSLN $15,500,000   
LF Johnny BatesBOS $15,000,000   
RF Tris SpeakerCIN $15,000,000   
10 P  Rube MarquardPHI $13,750,000   
11 3B Frank BakerCIN $12,000,000   
12 P  Rip VowinkelPIT $11,000,000   
13 C  Larry McleanSLN $11,000,000   
14 SS Steve YerkesSLN $10,000,000   
15 CF Clyde MilanSLA $8,750,000   
16 P  Noodles HahnDET $8,700,000   
17 P  Christy MathewsonPIT $8,500,000   
18 SS Eddie CollinsSLA $8,380,000   
19 2B Buck HerzogPHA $8,250,000   
20 P  Addie JossNYG $8,210,000   
21 P  Ed WalshPHA $7,850,000   
22 CF Birdie CreeSLN $7,760,000   
23 1B Fred LuderusBRO $7,700,500   
24 LF Sherry MageeCHA $7,700,000   
25 SS Stuffy McinnisNYG $7,500,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1916ATTENDANCE 1915   
Philadelphia (N)1,019,0813,259,252   
St. Louis (N)939,8213,076,363   
New York (N)911,4663,113,517   
New York (A)906,1783,209,936   
Chicago (A)735,6352,419,792   
Boston (A)679,8192,398,644   
Brooklyn654,9741,748,207   
St. Louis (A)562,7651,860,600   
Philadelphia (A)519,2681,614,256   
10 Cincinnati491,1641,456,579   
11 Pittsburgh480,9341,535,156   
12 Chicago (N)443,4971,544,591   
13 Detroit422,9041,267,258   
14 Cleveland406,1181,211,813   
15 Washington379,550983,483   
16 Boston (N)307,107942,261   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Chicago (A)Balanced30.78 
New York (N)Balanced29.87 
Boston (A)Win Now!29.85 
St. Louis (A)Balanced29.55 
BrooklynBalanced29.53 
New York (A)Balanced29.38 
DetroitRebuilding!29.12 
CincinnatiBalanced29.00 
Philadelphia (A)Win Now!28.93 
10 St. Louis (N)Win Now!28.76 
11 Philadelphia (N)Win Now!28.68 
12 PittsburghBalanced28.55 
13 Chicago (N)Balanced28.13 
14 Boston (N)Rebuilding!27.87 
15 ClevelandWin Now!27.31 
16 WashingtonRebuilding!27.22 
 AVERAGE 28.91 
New York (A) Highlanders
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest81 / 100   
Attendance906,1783,209,936  
Attendance / Game37,75739,629  
Attendance Revenue$9,061,780$32,099,360  
Revenue / Game$377,574$396,288  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,724,568$11,816,843  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$9,061,780$9,061,780  
     
Payroll$81,463,571   
Total Revenue$48,786,348$79,916,203  
Total Player Expenses$25,087,452$69,412,609  
Total +/-$23,698,896$10,503,594  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$27,324,537   
$$ left for Free Agents$13,452,632   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest43 / 100   
Attendance562,7651,860,600  
Attendance / Game21,64522,970  
Attendance Revenue$5,627,650$18,606,000  
Revenue / Game$216,448$229,704  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,396,867$7,945,750  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,631,618  
Attendance Revenue$5,627,650$5,627,650  
     
Payroll$61,046,432   
Total Revenue$36,024,517$56,183,368  
Total Player Expenses$18,787,445$52,804,309  
Total +/-$17,237,072$3,379,059  
     
Cash$6,278,635   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$31,085,382   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest35 / 100   
Attendance422,9041,267,258  
Attendance / Game18,38715,645  
Attendance Revenue$4,229,040$12,672,580  
Revenue / Game$183,871$156,452  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,237,050$7,169,896  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,229,040$4,229,040  
     
Payroll$38,161,428   
Total Revenue$34,466,090$47,842,476  
Total Player Expenses$11,778,100$45,196,079  
Total +/-$22,687,990$2,646,397  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$30,615,809   
$$ left for Free Agents$24,681,048   
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest75 / 100   
Attendance679,8192,398,644  
Attendance / Game27,19329,613  
Attendance Revenue$7,478,009$26,385,084  
Revenue / Game$299,120$325,742  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,402,769$11,013,182  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,478,009$7,478,009  
     
Payroll$62,390,001   
Total Revenue$44,880,778$71,398,266  
Total Player Expenses$19,257,643$66,644,762  
Total +/-$25,623,135$4,753,504  
     
Cash$5,912,096   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$38,180,363   
$$ left for Free Agents$14,920,361   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest93 / 100   
Attendance735,6352,419,792  
Attendance / Game29,42529,874  
Attendance Revenue$9,029,880$29,703,863  
Revenue / Game$361,195$366,714  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,000,573$9,867,737  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,889,849  
Attendance Revenue$9,029,880$9,029,880  
     
Payroll$68,662,143   
Total Revenue$50,030,453$78,461,449  
Total Player Expenses$21,148,846$66,008,275  
Total +/-$28,881,607$12,453,174  
     
Cash$13,900,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,058,266   
$$ left for Free Agents$22,809,457   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest52 / 100   
Attendance519,2681,614,256  
Attendance / Game19,97219,929  
Attendance Revenue$5,192,680$16,142,560  
Revenue / Game$199,718$199,291  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,065,906$9,832,832  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$5,192,680$5,192,680  
     
Payroll$41,470,858   
Total Revenue$38,258,586$53,975,392  
Total Player Expenses$12,799,600$66,174,690  
Total +/-$25,458,986$-12,199,298  
     
Cash$-3,274,160   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$19,856,566   
$$ left for Free Agents$11,230,374   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance379,550983,483  
Attendance / Game15,18212,142  
Attendance Revenue$3,415,950$8,851,347  
Revenue / Game$136,638$109,276  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,998,127$28,609,761  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,415,950$3,415,950  
     
Payroll$23,921,429   
Total Revenue$38,414,077$63,461,108  
Total Player Expenses$7,578,182$35,216,056  
Total +/-$30,835,895$28,245,052  
     
Cash$14,275,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$61,689,441   
$$ left for Free Agents$53,814,679   
Cleveland Broncos
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest36 / 100   
Attendance406,1181,211,813  
Attendance / Game15,62014,961  
Attendance Revenue$4,467,298$13,329,943  
Revenue / Game$171,819$164,567  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,845,114$12,227,542  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,467,298$4,467,298  
     
Payroll$30,305,000   
Total Revenue$38,312,412$55,557,485  
Total Player Expenses$9,202,086$36,743,923  
Total +/-$29,110,326$18,813,562  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$60,690,819   
$$ left for Free Agents$40,252,485   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest39 / 100   
Attendance491,1641,456,579  
Attendance / Game19,64717,982  
Attendance Revenue$4,911,640$14,565,790  
Revenue / Game$196,466$179,825  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,721,380$8,710,071  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$4,911,640$4,911,640  
     
Payroll$59,414,285   
Total Revenue$35,633,020$53,275,861  
Total Player Expenses$18,198,730$56,654,224  
Total +/-$17,434,290$-3,378,363  
     
Cash$7,921,637   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$16,750,831   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest49 / 100   
Attendance480,9341,535,156  
Attendance / Game19,23718,953  
Attendance Revenue$5,290,274$16,886,716  
Revenue / Game$211,611$208,478  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$32,000,000$32,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,523,751$8,132,452  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$5,290,274$5,290,274  
     
Payroll$69,976,277   
Total Revenue$39,814,025$57,019,168  
Total Player Expenses$25,359,093$59,386,207  
Total +/-$14,454,932$-2,367,039  
     
Cash$12,632,961   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$0   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Boston (N) Rustlers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest17 / 100   
Attendance307,107942,261  
Attendance / Game12,28411,633  
Attendance Revenue$2,456,856$7,538,088  
Revenue / Game$98,274$93,063  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$26,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,386,636$7,815,350  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$2,456,856$2,456,856  
     
Payroll$17,358,194   
Total Revenue$30,843,492$41,353,438  
Total Player Expenses$5,357,250$22,341,442  
Total +/-$25,486,242$19,011,996  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$47,780,105   
$$ left for Free Agents$38,995,244   
Philadelphia (N) Phillies
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest91 / 100   
Attendance1,019,0813,259,252  
Attendance / Game39,19540,238  
Attendance Revenue$11,209,891$35,851,772  
Revenue / Game$431,150$442,614  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$2,856,432$9,089,321  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,209,004  
Attendance Revenue$11,209,891$11,209,891  
     
Payroll$79,620,715   
Total Revenue$52,066,323$85,150,097  
Total Player Expenses$24,518,702$82,392,369  
Total +/-$27,547,621$2,757,728  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$26,116,093   
$$ left for Free Agents$18,320,378   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest80 / 100   
Attendance654,9741,748,207  
Attendance / Game27,29121,583  
Attendance Revenue$7,859,688$20,978,484  
Revenue / Game$327,487$258,994  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$4,304,519$13,614,850  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,859,688$7,859,688  
     
Payroll$31,299,856   
Total Revenue$46,164,207$68,593,334  
Total Player Expenses$9,932,726$39,260,617  
Total +/-$36,231,481$29,332,717  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$63,452,834   
$$ left for Free Agents$52,293,478   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest83 / 100   
Attendance939,8213,076,363  
Attendance / Game37,59337,980  
Attendance Revenue$9,398,210$30,763,630  
Revenue / Game$375,928$379,798  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,335,584$10,574,579  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$9,398,210$9,398,210  
     
Payroll$70,961,429   
Total Revenue$46,733,794$75,338,209  
Total Player Expenses$21,875,269$67,738,496  
Total +/-$24,858,525$7,599,713  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$53,658,209   
$$ left for Free Agents$19,376,780   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest28 / 100   
Attendance443,4971,544,591  
Attendance / Game17,05819,069  
Attendance Revenue$3,547,976$12,356,728  
Revenue / Game$136,461$152,552  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,178,911$10,461,237  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$3,547,976$3,547,976  
     
Payroll$24,540,000   
Total Revenue$34,726,887$52,817,965  
Total Player Expenses$10,973,907$24,202,389  
Total +/-$23,752,980$28,615,576  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$52,244,631   
$$ left for Free Agents$41,277,965   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest82 / 100   
Attendance911,4663,113,517  
Attendance / Game37,97838,438  
Attendance Revenue$9,114,660$31,135,170  
Revenue / Game$379,778$384,385  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$3,334,151$10,744,819  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,001,074  
Attendance Revenue$9,114,660$9,114,660  
     
Payroll$76,399,859   
Total Revenue$50,448,811$77,881,063  
Total Player Expenses$23,552,276$56,705,082  
Total +/-$26,896,535$21,175,981  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$38,927,990   
$$ left for Free Agents$18,480,130   

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