League Financial Report
Thursday, 9/28/1917
PAYROLLS
TeamPayroll    
New York (A)$79,217,141    
Philadelphia (N)$77,914,714    
Pittsburgh$71,933,420    
New York (N)$70,871,999    
Chicago (A)$67,194,286    
St. Louis (N)$62,887,142    
Boston (A)$62,441,573    
Cincinnati$57,245,714    
Philadelphia (A)$55,449,429    
10 St. Louis (A)$53,578,860    
11 Brooklyn$52,595,570    
12 Washington$30,152,143    
13 Cleveland$27,378,714    
14 Detroit$26,928,571    
15 Chicago (N)$25,029,857    
16 Boston (N)$15,489,142    
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   
RF Tris SpeakerCIN $15,000,000   
P  Rube MarquardPHI $13,750,000   
10 3B Frank BakerCIN $12,000,000   
11 P  Rip VowinkelPIT $11,000,000   
12 SS Steve YerkesSLN $10,000,000   
13 CF Clyde MilanSLA $8,750,000   
14 P  Christy MathewsonPIT $8,500,000   
15 SS Eddie CollinsSLA $8,380,000   
16 2B Buck HerzogPHA $8,250,000   
17 P  Ed WalshPHA $7,850,000   
18 1B Fred LuderusBRO $7,700,500   
19 LF Sherry MageeCHA $7,700,000   
20 P  Charley HallCHA $7,550,000   
21 SS Stuffy McinnisNYG $7,500,000   
22 P  Tommy AtkinsCHA $7,300,000   
23 1B Ed KonetchyPHI $7,150,000   
24 P  George McquillanSLN $7,000,000   
25 LF Bob BescherNYA $6,290,000   
ATTENDANCE
TeamATTENDANCE 1917ATTENDANCE 1916   
New York (A)3,186,9923,202,882   
Philadelphia (N)3,065,5833,295,184   
New York (N)2,687,6862,815,254   
Boston (A)2,507,4742,555,398   
Chicago (A)2,364,1802,210,149   
St. Louis (N)2,232,2282,688,021   
Brooklyn2,059,9272,411,477   
Cleveland1,990,9471,611,554   
Cincinnati1,813,3031,577,738   
10 St. Louis (A)1,677,5811,533,606   
11 Detroit1,494,5581,298,436   
12 Pittsburgh1,439,0191,502,669   
13 Philadelphia (A)1,333,5691,528,695   
14 Washington1,332,3231,442,648   
15 Chicago (N)949,8351,134,219   
16 Boston (N)790,925873,613   
Team Focus & Age
TeamFocusTeam Age 
Chicago (A)Balanced31.03 
New York (N)Balanced30.32 
PittsburghBalanced29.87 
St. Louis (A)Balanced29.69 
BrooklynBalanced29.58 
St. Louis (N)Win Now!29.56 
CincinnatiBalanced29.48 
Boston (A)Win Now!29.36 
Philadelphia (A)Balanced29.03 
10 DetroitBalanced28.84 
11 Chicago (N)Balanced28.84 
12 Boston (N)Rebuilding!28.62 
13 Philadelphia (N)Win Now!28.57 
14 ClevelandWin Now!28.52 
15 New York (A)Balanced28.19 
16 WashingtonRebuilding!27.98 
 AVERAGE 29.22 
New York (A) Highlanders
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest88 / 100   
Attendance3,186,9923,202,882  
Attendance / Game40,85939,542  
Attendance Revenue$31,869,920$32,028,820  
Revenue / Game$408,589$395,418  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$36,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$11,580,652$11,960,052  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$31,869,920$31,869,920  
     
Payroll$79,217,141   
Total Revenue$79,450,572$79,988,872  
Total Player Expenses$75,593,410$81,047,619  
Total +/-$3,857,162$-1,058,747  
     
Cash$13,941,253   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$26,103,458   
$$ left for Free Agents$14,712,984   
St. Louis (A) Browns
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest47 / 100   
Attendance1,677,5811,533,606  
Attendance / Game21,50718,933  
Attendance Revenue$16,775,810$15,336,060  
Revenue / Game$215,074$189,334  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,426,937$7,749,052  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$16,775,810$16,775,810  
     
Payroll$53,578,860   
Total Revenue$52,202,747$51,085,112  
Total Player Expenses$51,179,458$60,667,749  
Total +/-$1,023,289$-9,582,637  
     
Cash$1,370,998   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$11,198,442   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Detroit Tigers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest46 / 100   
Attendance1,494,5581,298,436  
Attendance / Game19,41016,030  
Attendance Revenue$14,945,580$12,984,360  
Revenue / Game$194,098$160,301  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$6,923,625$7,118,925  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$14,945,580$14,945,580  
     
Payroll$26,928,571   
Total Revenue$49,869,205$48,103,285  
Total Player Expenses$25,472,938$38,245,581  
Total +/-$24,396,267$9,857,704  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$29,353,285   
$$ left for Free Agents$36,174,714   
Boston (A) Red Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest70 / 100   
Attendance2,507,4742,555,398  
Attendance / Game32,14731,548  
Attendance Revenue$27,582,214$28,109,378  
Revenue / Game$353,618$347,029  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$36,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,725,381$11,143,400  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$2,246,824  
Attendance Revenue$27,582,214$27,582,214  
     
Payroll$62,441,573   
Total Revenue$74,307,595$75,499,602  
Total Player Expenses$59,165,963$62,473,086  
Total +/-$15,141,632$13,026,516  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$33,935,443   
$$ left for Free Agents$27,811,205   
Chicago (A) White Sox
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest79 / 100   
Attendance2,364,1802,210,149  
Attendance / Game30,70427,286  
Attendance Revenue$25,307,327$26,724,048  
Revenue / Game$328,667$329,927  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$38,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,305,349$9,688,143  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$25,307,327$25,307,327  
     
Payroll$67,194,286   
Total Revenue$72,612,676$74,412,191  
Total Player Expenses$64,894,309$68,731,691  
Total +/-$7,718,367$5,680,500  
     
Cash$12,325,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$28,403,858   
$$ left for Free Agents$19,542,905   
Philadelphia (A) Athletics
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest50 / 100   
Attendance1,333,5691,528,695  
Attendance / Game17,09718,873  
Attendance Revenue$16,002,828$15,629,330  
Revenue / Game$205,164$192,955  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,380,381$9,853,425  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$16,002,828$16,002,828  
     
Payroll$55,449,429   
Total Revenue$55,383,209$55,482,755  
Total Player Expenses$52,974,552$41,501,564  
Total +/-$2,408,657$13,981,191  
     
Cash$10,707,031   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$38,403,119   
$$ left for Free Agents$10,740,357   
Washington Senators
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest31 / 100   
Attendance1,332,3231,442,648  
Attendance / Game17,30317,810  
Attendance Revenue$11,990,907$12,983,832  
Revenue / Game$155,726$160,294  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$27,226,309$29,031,414  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$11,990,907$11,990,907  
     
Payroll$30,152,143   
Total Revenue$67,217,216$68,015,246  
Total Player Expenses$28,543,396$24,380,179  
Total +/-$38,673,820$43,635,067  
     
Cash$14,275,000   
Ticket Price$9   
     
$$ left for Extensions$55,530,246   
$$ left for Free Agents$54,138,103   
Cleveland Broncos
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest74 / 100   
Attendance1,990,9471,611,554  
Attendance / Game25,85619,896  
Attendance Revenue$21,900,417$17,727,094  
Revenue / Game$284,421$218,853  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$30,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$12,065,486$12,463,949  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$4,403,252  
Attendance Revenue$21,900,417$21,900,417  
     
Payroll$27,378,714   
Total Revenue$63,965,903$64,594,295  
Total Player Expenses$25,994,875$30,233,714  
Total +/-$37,971,028$34,360,581  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,698,043   
$$ left for Free Agents$47,812,329   
Cincinnati Reds
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest57 / 100   
Attendance1,813,3031,577,738  
Attendance / Game23,24719,478  
Attendance Revenue$18,093,925$15,777,380  
Revenue / Game$231,973$194,782  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$8,478,471$8,705,963  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$18,093,925$18,093,925  
     
Payroll$57,245,714   
Total Revenue$54,572,396$52,483,343  
Total Player Expenses$54,835,010$59,274,965  
Total +/-$-262,614$-6,791,622  
     
Cash$30,015   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$0   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Pittsburgh Pirates
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest59 / 100   
Attendance1,439,0191,502,669  
Attendance / Game18,44918,551  
Attendance Revenue$15,829,209$16,529,359  
Revenue / Game$202,939$204,066  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$32,000,000$32,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,996,703$8,170,672  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$15,829,209$15,829,209  
     
Payroll$71,933,420   
Total Revenue$55,825,912$56,700,031  
Total Player Expenses$68,826,503$73,861,045  
Total +/-$-13,000,591$-17,161,014  
     
Cash$-4,528,053   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$0   
$$ left for Free Agents$0   
Boston (N) Rustlers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest13 / 100   
Attendance790,925873,613  
Attendance / Game10,27210,785  
Attendance Revenue$6,327,400$6,988,904  
Revenue / Game$82,174$86,283  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$24,000,000$26,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$7,163,242$7,678,152  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$6,327,400$6,327,400  
     
Payroll$15,489,142   
Total Revenue$37,490,642$40,667,056  
Total Player Expenses$14,806,781$17,357,490  
Total +/-$22,683,861$23,309,566  
     
Cash$14,325,000   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$30,278,721   
$$ left for Free Agents$37,502,914   
Philadelphia (N) Phillies
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest93 / 100   
Attendance3,065,5833,295,184  
Attendance / Game39,30240,681  
Attendance Revenue$33,721,413$36,247,024  
Revenue / Game$432,326$447,494  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$38,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,025,024$9,245,655  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$5,657,019  
Attendance Revenue$33,721,413$33,721,413  
     
Payroll$77,914,714   
Total Revenue$80,746,437$89,149,698  
Total Player Expenses$74,256,088$79,799,558  
Total +/-$6,490,349$9,350,140  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$11   
     
$$ left for Extensions$20,153,679   
$$ left for Free Agents$20,577,965   
Brooklyn Dodgers
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest79 / 100   
Attendance2,059,9272,411,477  
Attendance / Game26,40929,771  
Attendance Revenue$24,719,124$28,937,724  
Revenue / Game$316,912$357,256  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$34,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$13,277,858$13,928,328  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$1,526,470  
Attendance Revenue$24,719,124$24,719,124  
     
Payroll$52,595,570   
Total Revenue$71,996,982$78,392,522  
Total Player Expenses$49,706,953$31,603,106  
Total +/-$22,290,029$46,789,416  
     
Cash$14,725,000   
Ticket Price$12   
     
$$ left for Extensions$42,620,718   
$$ left for Free Agents$38,995,482   
St. Louis (N) Cardinals
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest72 / 100   
Attendance2,232,2282,688,021  
Attendance / Game28,99033,185  
Attendance Revenue$22,322,280$26,880,210  
Revenue / Game$289,900$331,854  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$30,000,000$34,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,415,999$10,769,505  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$22,322,280$22,322,280  
     
Payroll$62,887,142   
Total Revenue$62,738,279$71,649,715  
Total Player Expenses$60,001,263$71,016,408  
Total +/-$2,737,016$633,307  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$22,399,714   
$$ left for Free Agents$19,762,573   
Chicago (N) Cubs
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest17 / 100   
Attendance949,8351,134,219  
Attendance / Game12,33614,003  
Attendance Revenue$7,598,680$9,073,752  
Revenue / Game$98,684$112,022  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$28,000,000$28,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$9,629,485$10,276,275  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$7,598,680$7,598,680  
     
Payroll$25,029,857   
Total Revenue$45,228,165$47,350,027  
Total Player Expenses$23,731,790$27,939,443  
Total +/-$21,496,375$19,410,584  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$8   
     
$$ left for Extensions$43,313,027   
$$ left for Free Agents$37,320,170   
New York (N) Giants
CategoryThis YearLast Year  
Fan Interest81 / 100   
Attendance2,687,6862,815,254  
Attendance / Game34,90534,756  
Attendance Revenue$26,876,860$28,152,540  
Revenue / Game$349,050$347,562  
     
Broadcasting Revenue$38,000,000$38,000,000  
Merchandising Revenue$10,636,122$10,905,203  
Play-Offs Revenue$0$0  
Attendance Revenue$26,876,860$26,876,860  
     
Payroll$70,871,999   
Total Revenue$75,512,982$77,057,743  
Total Player Expenses$67,412,694$76,513,544  
Total +/-$8,100,288$544,199  
     
Cash$15,000,000   
Ticket Price$10   
     
$$ left for Extensions$26,621,078   
$$ left for Free Agents$21,185,744   

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