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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.

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Less than $5000 per year.

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 José 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

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It was mother beeping 90,000 dollars every six months. Now you answer my question beep. Why you so shtupid?

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the average income of baseball players in the year 1929 was anywhere from $10.00 a game to $500.00 a game.

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12,531

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Minimum was $5,500

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22,000

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eight thousand dollars

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8000 dollars

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