According to USA Today, the average 2009 salary of a ball player in the two North American major leagues is $3.26 million, representing a 4% increase from the year-ago period.
Since the question is "pro Baseball player," a really complete answer would have to include everyone everywhere is is paid to play baseball. Minor leagues, Japan, Korea, Taiwan--a lengthy list. And the figure also doesn't include sponsorship or other income players make on account of their celebrity status as athletes.
The highest salary in 1930s was $80,000 for Babe Ruth of the Yankees.
According to Ken Burns in his PBS series Baseball: The Cardinal players didn't make much money - a regular had to have had a couple of really good seasons before he could expect to earn as much as $5,000 or $6,000 a year in the 1930s.
The below information charts the increase in baseball salaries over time.Annual salaries by yearThe following chart reveals the evolution of the highest paid player in Major League Baseball. A player's yearly salary is considered to be for the maximum value of the contract divided by the term of the contract in years. YEAR SALARY/YR PLAYER TEAM/ORGANIZATION
1927 $70,000 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
1930 $80,000 Babe Ruth New York Yankees
1949 $100,000 Ted Williams Boston Red Sox
1966 $130,000 Willie Mays San Francisco Giants
1972 $200,000 Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves
1975 $740,000 Catfish Hunter New York Yankees
Major League Baseball's reserve clause was struck down in 1976, beginning an era of free agency and thus market-value player contracts 1979 $1,000,000 Nolan Ryan Houston Astros
1981 $2,000,000 Dave Winfield New York Yankees
1985 $2,130,300 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
1986 $2,800,000 George Foster New York Mets
1990 $3,000,000 Rickey Henderson Oakland Athletics
1991 $4,700,000 JosÃ© Canseco Oakland Athletics
1992 $5,800,000 Bobby Bonilla New York Mets
1993 $5,975,000* Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
1995 $9,237,500 Cecil Fielder Detroit Tigers
1997 $10,000,000 Albert Belle Chicago White Sox
1998 $14,936,667 Gary Sheffield Florida Marlins
2000 $15,714,286 Kevin Brown Los Angeles Dodgers
2001 $22,000,000 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers
2005 $26,000,000 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
2009 $33,000,000 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
It was mother beeping 90,000 dollars every six months. Now you answer my question beep. Why you so shtupid?
the average income of baseball players in the year 1929 was anywhere from $10.00 a game to $500.00 a game.
Minimum was $5,500
eight thousand dollars
20.5 million dollars
$15,000 per year
I think they make $1.4 million dollars
I believe that beleacher seats were around a quarter. This is only a guess, but i do know that the seats for a Chicago White Sox bleacher seat raised to 50 cents in the 1920 season.
It depends on the players. Players like A-rod and Jeter make the most...then Joba, and Phil coke won't make as much. http://sports.ESPN.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=nyy
There is a large range of salary that AAA baseball players will make. Usually, the range falls between $3,000 to $7,500 each month of play.
baseball players can make millions. some make a lot some make little. Ichiro Suzuki (outfielder for SEattle Mariners) was recently given a contract for about $200,000,000 for 5 years.