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MLB Payroll 1984-1999

Bold and Italics=World Series Champion
*Made Playoffs

1999 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$88,180,7120
2. Texas*$81,576,598
3. Atlanta*  $74,890,000
4. Cleveland*$73,278,458
5. Baltimore  $72,198,363
6. Boston*  $71,725,000
7. N.Y. Mets*  $71,506,427
8. Los Angeles  $71,115,786
9. Arizona*  $70,496,000
10. Chicago Cubs  $55,443,500
11. Colorado  $54,442,505
12. Houston*  $54,339,000
13. Anaheim  $49,868,167
14. Toronto  $48,455,333
15. St. Louis  $46,173,195
16. San Francisco  $45,959,557
17. San Diego  $45,832,180
18. Seattle  $44,396,336
19. Milwaukee  $42,927,395
20. Cincinnati  $42,142,761
21. Tampa Bay  $38,027,500
22. Detroit  $34,959,667
23. Philadelphia  $30,568,167
24. Chicago White Sox  $24,535,000
25. Oakland  $24,175,333
26. Pittsburgh  $24,167,667
27. Kansas City  $16,557,000
28. Montreal  $16,413,000
29. Minnesota  $16,345,000
30. Florida  $15,150,000

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1998 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Baltimore  $71,860,921
2. N.Y. Yankees*  $65,663,698
3. Los Angeles  $62,806,667
4. Atlanta*  $61,708,000
5. Texas*  $60,519,595
6. Cleveland*  $59,543,165
7. Boston*  $59,497,000
8. N.Y. Mets  $58,660,665
9. San Diego*  $53,066,166
10. Chicago Cubs*  $49,816,000
11. San Francisco  $48,514,715
12. Anaheim  $48,389,000
13. Houston*  $48,304,000
14. Colorado  $47,714,648
15. St. Louis  $44,090854
16. Seattle  $43,698,136
17. Kansas City  $35,610,000
18. Chicago White Sox  $35,180,000
19. Toronto  $34,158,500
20. Milwaukee  $31,897,903
21. Arizona  $31,614,500
22. Philadelphia  $28,622,500
23. Tampa Bay  $27,370,000
24. Minnesota  $24,527,500
25. Oakland  $22,463,500
26. Cincinnati  $20,707,333
27. Detroit  $19,237,500
28. Florida  $15,141,000
29. Pittsburgh  $13,695,000
30. Montreal  $8,317,000

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1997 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$73,389,577
2. Baltimore*$64,611,399
3. Cleveland*$58,865,056
4. Atlanta*$53,111,000
5. Florida* $52,465,000
6. St. Louis $50,224,167
7. Toronto $48,964,833
8. Los Angeles $48,472,321
9. California $46,684,364
10. Seattle*$46,298,970
11. Colorado $46,093,301
12. Texas $44,591,013
13. San Francisco*$43,067,378
14. Chicago White Sox $41,849,500
15. Boston $40,611,351
16. Cincinnati  $38,206,000
17. N.Y. Mets $34,985,330
18. Houston*$34,932,500
19. Kansas City $33,868,149
20. San Diego $32,765,172
21. Minnesota 32,197,500
22. Philadelphia $31,102,439
23. Chicago Cubs  $30,791,000
24. Milwaukee $26,564,840
25. Detroit  $20,985,500
26. Montreal $18,010,500
27. Pittsburgh $15,124,166
28. Oakland $12,879,889

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1996 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees*$61,511,870
2. Baltimore*$55,127,855
3. Atlanta*$53,797,000
4. Cleveland*$47,686,907
5. Chicago White Sox $44,827,833
6. Cincinnati $43,696,946
7. Seattle $43,131,001
8. Colorado $41,108,990
9. Texas*$41,080,028
10. St. Louis* $38,730,666
11. Boston $38,516,402
12. Los Angeles*$37,313,500
13. San Francisco 34,646,793
14. San Diego*$33,376,026
15. Chicago Cubs $32,605,000
16. Philadelphia  $30,403,458
17. N.Y. Mets $29,890,167
18. Houston $29,613,000
19. Toronto  $28,778,577
20. Florida $25,311,000
21. California $25,140,142
22. Oakland $22,524,093
23. Minnesota  $21,254,000
24. Kansas City  $19,980,250
25. Detroit $17,955,500
26. Montreal $17,264,500
27. Pittsburgh $16,994,160
28. Milwaukee $11,701,000

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1995 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. New York Yankees*$58,165,252
2. Baltimore $48,739,636
3. Cincinnati*$47,739,109
4. Atlanta*$47,023,444
5. Toronto $42,233,500
6. Chicago White Sox $40,750,782
7. Cleveland*$40,180,750
8. Boston*$38,157,750
9. Colorado*$38,039,871
10. Seattle*$37,984,610
11. Chicago Cubs $36,797,696
12. Los Angeles*$36,725,956
13. Texas 35,888,726
14. California $34,702,577
15. San Francisco $33,798,683
16. Houston $33,614,668
17. Oakland $33,372,722
18. Kansas City $31,181,334
19. Philadelphia $30,333,350
20. St. Louis $28,679,250
21. Detroit $28,663,667
22. San Diego $25,008,834
23. Florida $22,961,781
24. Pittsburgh $17,665,833
25. Milwaukee $17,407,385
26. Minnesota $15,362,750
27. Montreal $13,116,557
28. N.Y. Mets $13,097,944

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1994 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$47,512,342
2. Atlanta  $44,100,972
3. Toronto  $42,265,168
4. San Francisco  $42,260,538
5. Cincinnati  $41,458,042
6. Detroit  $41,118,509
7. Kansas City $40,667,375
8. Chicago White Sox  $40,144,836
9. Los Angeles$38,837,526
10. Baltimore  $38,711,487
11. Boston $36,337,937
12. Oakland  $34,574,000
13. Houston$33,092,500
14. Chicago Cubs $32,546,333
15. Texas  $32,399,097
16. Cleveland  $31,705,667
17. Philadelphia $30,903,583
18. N.Y. Mets$30,903,583
19. St. Louis  $29,622,052
20. Seattle  $28,463,110
21. Minnesota $25,053,237
22. Milwaukee  $24,786,857
23. California $24,528,385
24. Colorado  $23,654,508
25. Pittsburgh  $21,503,250
26. Florida$19,524,361
27. Montreal$18,771,000
28. San Diego$13,774,268

No World Series in 1994 due to a strike.
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1993 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Toronto*$51,935,034
2. Atlanta*$47,206,416
3. N.Y. Yankees $46,588,791
4. Boston $46,164,788
5. Chicago White Sox*$42,115,723
6. Cincinnati $41,641,387
7. N.Y. Mets $40,822,667
8. Kansas City $40,164,878
9. Detroit $38,038,498
10. San Francisco $36,342,322
11. Chicago Cubs $36,005,976
12. Texas $35,959,690
13. Oakland $35,351,334
14. Los Angeles $33,529,000
15. Seattle $33,311,042
16. Houston $30,130,233
17. Baltimore $29,253,066
18. Philadelphia*$28,695,858
19. California $27,444,899
20. Minnesota $27,127,768
21. Milwaukee $25,635,387
22. Pittsburgh $24,318,667
23. St. Louis $24,190,667
24. Florida $21,172,545
25. Montreal $17,622,040
26. Cleveland $16,690,997
27. Colorado $14,872,588
28. San Diego $12,842,333

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1992 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Toronto*$49,427,166
2. Oakland*$48,029,667
3. N.Y. Mets$44,009,334
4. Boston$42,138,665
5. Los Angeles$42,050,166
6. Pittsburgh*$36,228,647
7. Atlanta*$35,853,321
8. Cincinnati$35,429,559
9. N.Y. Yankees$34,902,292
10. San Francisco$33,240,600
11. California$32,584,670
12. Chicago Cubs32,374,664
13. Kansas City$31,968,586
14. Chicago White Sox$30,180,333
15. Milwaukee$29,953,168
16. St. Louis$28,714,502
17. Detroit$28,222,167
18. San Diego$27,689,604
19. Minnesota$27,272,834
20. Seattle$26,373,334
21. Texas26,228,500
22. Philadelphia$25,451,334
23. Baltimore$23,963,719
24. Montreal$16,050,854
25. Houston$14,916,500
26. Cleveland$9,323,339

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1991 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Oakland$39,191,167
2. Boston$36,821,537
3. Los Angeles$35,557,927
4. San Francisco$33,167,954
5. N.Y. Mets$32,492,502
6. Kansas City$32,412,661
7. California$32,411,561
8. New York Yankees$31,938,000
9. Toronto*$31,266,809
10. Chicago Cubs$27,103,867
11. Cincinnati$26,939,166
12. Pittsburgh*$26,196,166
13. Milwaukee$24,509,116
14. Detroit$24,233,245
15. Minnesota*$23,644,814
16. San Diego$23,323,558
17. St. Louis$22,950,837
18. Texas$22,885,314
19. Atlanta*$21,831,330
20. Philadelphia$21,321,832
21. Chicago White Sox$18,092,979
22. Seattle$17,453,833
23. Montreal$16,752,964
24. Baltimore$15,281,669
25. Cleveland$13,415,928
26. Houston$12,484,014

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1990 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Kansas City$23,617,090
2. Boston*$22,848,698
3. Oakland*$22,669,834
4. San Francisco$22,456,224
5. N.Y. Mets$22,229,333
6. California$21,960,389
7. Los Angeles$20,943,107
8. N.Y. Yankees$20,592,948
9. St. Louis$19,647,498
10. Milwaukee$18,453,999
11. Houston$18,229,781
12. Toronto$18,193,500
13. Detroit$17,848,737
14. San Diego$16,718,332
15. Montreal$16,472,220
16. Cincinnati*$15,819,728
17. Pittsburgh*$15,550,000
18. Cleveland$15,394,298
19. Atlanta$14,188,833
20. Minnesota$14,162,299
21. Philadelphia$14,156,000
22. Chicago Cubs$13,831,702
23. Texas$12,803,035
24. Seattle$12,591,199
25. Chicago White Sox$11,462,310
26. Baltimore$8,087,702

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1989 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Mets$21,300,878
2. Los Angeles$21,147,506
3. Boston$19,064,885
4. N.Y. Yankees$18,482,251
5. Oakland*$17,722,999
6. San Francisco*$17,255,083
7. Kansas City$17,101,047
8. Houston$16,761,625
9. St. Louis$16,077,333
10. Toronto*$16,016,666
11. California$15,362,333
12. Montreal$15,141,222
13. Minnesota$14,303,000
14. Detroit$14,147,763
15. San Diego$14,004,000
16. Pittsburgh$12,463,000
17. Cincinnati$12,257,000
18. Chicago Cubs*$12,167,000
19. Milwaukee$11,901,500
20. Baltimore$10,944,499
21. Texas$10,831,781
22. Cleveland$10,349,500
23. Atlanta$9,065,334
24. Chicago White Sox$8,981,094
25. Seattle$8,702,500
26. Philadelphia$8,633,000

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1988 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$21,524,152
2. Los Angeles* $16,412,515
3. Boston*$15,629,592
4. Detroit$15,597,071
5. N.Y. Mets*$15,452,714
6. Toronto$14,098,725
7. Kansas City$14,058,873
8. St. Louis$14,027,500
9. Houston$13,565,576
10. Minnesota$13,444,800
11. Philadelphia$13,248,000
12. Chicago Cubs$12,849,333
13. Atlanta$12,634,667
14. California$12,382,388
15. San Francisco$12,332,000
16. Oakland*$11,628,083
17. Baltimore$11,370,404
18. San Diego$10,978,168
19. Milwaukee$10,864,000
20. Cleveland$10,244,500
21. Cincinnati$9,998,833
22. Montreal$9,452,333
23. Pittsburgh$8,647,500
24. Chicago White Sox$7,736,952
25. Texas$7,105,500
26. Seattle$6,545,950

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1987 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$17,082,214
2. N.Y. Mets$14,102,214
3. Atlanta$13,520,393
4. Baltimore$12,913,466
5. Chicago Cubs$12,732,999
6. Detroit*$12,557,881
7. Kansas City$12,148,384
8. Boston$12,145,206
9. Los Angeles$12,100,987
10. California$12,035,499
11. Oakland$11,928,250
12. Minnesota*$11,671,956
13. Toronto$11,626,334
14. St. Louis*$11,615,000
15. Houston$11,358,371
16. Philadelphia$11,301,833
17. San Francisco*$9,535,000
18. San Diego$9,484,429
19. Cincinnati$8,536,500
20. Cleveland$7,955,250
21. Chicago White Sox$7,872,800
22. Montreal$7,625,552
23. Milwaukee$7,617,724
24. Texas$6,342,718
25. Seattle$5,499,500
26. Pittsburgh$4,024,500

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1986 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. Atlanta$17,940,286
2. N.Y. Yankees$17,248,360
3. Chicago Cubs$16,904,832
4. Boston*$16,003,236
5. Los Angeles$15,471,276
6. California*$14,254,758
7. Kansas City$13,996,417
8. N.Y. Mets*$13,597,780
9. Toronto$12,447,880
10. Detroit$12,254,047
11. Baltimore$12,196,745
12. Montreal$11,937,394
13. San Diego$11,897,522
14. Cincinnati$11,785,036
15. Philadelphia$11,715,166
16. Houston*$10,368,276
17. Pittsburgh$10,231,500
18. Chicago White Sox$10,099,510
19. Oakland$9,933,388
20. Minnesota$9,815,200
21. St. Louis$9,481,677
22. San Francisco$8,682,000
23. Milwaukee$8,429,321
24. Cleveland$8,047,000
25. Texas$6,892,218
26. Seattle$6,382,309

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1985 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1. N.Y. Yankees$15,398,047
2. Atlanta$14,771,382
3. Chicago Cubs$13,478,225
4. Baltimore$12,371,429
5. Milwaukee$12,216,965
6. Los Angeles*$11,970,412
7. Toronto*$11,800,281
8. Philadelphia$11,785,445
9. Kansas City*$11,754,512
10. California$11,559,593
11. Boston$11,080,695
12. N.Y. Mets$11,013,714
13. Detroit$10,850,643
14. St. Louis*$10,441,639
15. Pittsburgh$10,223,945
16. Montreal$10,195,246
17. Houston$10,153,335
18. Oakland$10,008,823
19. Chicago White Sox$9,849,689
20. San Diego$9,801,052
21. Cincinnati$9,258,848
22. Texas$8,101,222
23. San Francisco$7,777,945
24. Minnesota$7,238,667
25. Cleveland$6,623,133
26. Seattle$5,549,870

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1984 MLB Payroll

TeamPayroll
1 N.Y Yankees$11,463,600
2 Chicago White Sox$11,182,025
3 California$10,785,775
4 Chicago Cubs*$10,554,850
5 Atlanta$10,071,725
6 Philadelphia$10,036,900
7 Milwaukee$9,630,375
8 Houston$9,574,775
9 Oakland$9,550,675
10 Detroit*$9,283,300
11 Montreal$9,213,925
12 Baltimore$9,005,100
13 Pittsburgh$8,266,525
14 Los Angeles$7,913,250
15 San Diego*$7,779,975
16 Boston$7,446,950
17 Toronto$7,390,800
18 Kansas City*$7,279,000
19 St. Louis$7,272,150
20 N.Y. Mets$7,073,800
21 San Francisco$7,053,300
22 Cincinnati$6,725,475
23 Texas$6,177,025
24 Minnesota$4,300,600
25 Seattle$4,212,625
26 Cleveland$3,994,350

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