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Thread: Baseball pensions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Chicago Illinois

    Baseball pensions

    I was wondering if anyone knew how MLB pensions work. I always heard that a player has to have 10 years service in to recieve a pension but does that player get credit even if say he played in only 5 games in a given year?

    I also was curious on how much does MLB pay a player per year for thier pensions. I'm guessing they recieve a pension until death too.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    The State of New England
    When the pension plan started a player had to have been a five year veteran to qualify. Currently I believe that a player has to appear in one Major League game to qualify for the pension plan.

    In the 80s I worked for for a bank and saw posted checks for a Major Leaguer who had played for about a decade. His pension checks were for a pretty good amount.


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