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  • #16
    Bob Feller's salary history.

    1936 - 675.00
    1937 - 14,000
    1938 - 22,500
    1939 - 20,000
    1940 - 32,500
    1941 - 42,500
    1945 - 10,000
    1946 - 70,000
    1947 - 80,000
    1948 - 82,500
    1949 - 70,000
    1950 - 37,500
    1951 - 37,500
    1952 - 41,250
    1953 - 32,500
    1954 - 26,250
    1955 - 25,500
    1956 - 22,500
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-27-2009, 05:25 PM.

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    • #17
      Lou Gehrig's salary history.

      1923 - 3,500
      1924 - 3,000
      1925 - 3,750
      1926 - 6,500
      1927 - 8,000
      1928 - 25,000
      1929 - 25,000
      1930 - 25,000
      1931 - 25,000
      1932 - 25,000
      1933 - 23,000-(due to the depression, the Yankees cut the salaries of all of their personnel, including GM Ed Barrow and Manager Joe McCarthy.)
      1934 - 23,000
      1935 - 31,000
      1936 - 31,000
      1937 - 36,000
      1938 - 36,000
      1939 - 36,000
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-28-2010, 09:55 AM.

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      • #18
        Hank Greenberg's salary history.

        1936 - 20,000
        1937 - 25,000
        1938 - 40,000
        1938 - 40,000
        1939 - 55,000
        1940 - 50,000
        1941 - 50,000
        1942 - military
        1943 - military
        1944 - military
        1945 - 55,000
        1946 - 75,000
        1947 - 100,000
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-14-2009, 07:27 PM.

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        • #19
          Sam Crawford's salary history.

          1899 - 150/mo.

          1905 - 2,700
          1906 - 3,000
          1907 -
          1908 - 4,000
          1909 -
          1910 -
          1911 -
          1912 - 5,000
          1913 - 5,000
          1914 -
          1915 - 7,500
          1916 - 7,500
          1917 - 7,500
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-26-2009, 07:07 AM.

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          • #20
            Pete Alexander's salary history.

            1911 - 1,500
            1912 - 2,000
            1913 -
            1914 - 3,500
            1915 - 3,500
            1916 - 3,500
            1917 - 12,500
            1918 - 8,000
            1919 -
            1920 -
            1921 -
            1922 -
            1924 - 15,00 - 20,000?
            1925 -
            1926 -
            1927 - 17,500
            1928 -
            1929 -
            1930 -

            Originally posted by History Of Baseball Fan
            According to baseball-almanac, he made $17,500 in 1927. That website shows their salary near the bottom of the page, but a lot of the old time players salaries aren't complete.
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-28-2009, 06:12 AM.

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            • #21
              Judge Ken Landis' salary history.

              1921 - 50,000
              1922 - 50,000
              1923 - 50,000
              1924 - 50,000
              1925 - 50,000
              1926 - 50,000
              1927 - 65,000
              1928 - 65,000
              1929 - 65,000
              1930 - 65,000
              1931 - 65,000
              1932 - 50,000
              1933 - 40,000
              1934 - 40,000
              1935 - 40,000
              1936 -
              1937 -
              1938 - 65,000
              1939 - 65,000
              1940 - 65,000
              1941 - 65,000
              1942 - 65,000
              1943 - 65,000
              1944 - 65,000

              Originally posted by Ubiquitous
              Judge Landis in January of 1921 signs a 7 year contract at $50,000 a year. With his $7,500 a year judge salary deducted but I have no idea how long he stayed a judge since there was a bit of an uproar that he was on baseball's payroll. Though I believe he quits the bench in Feb of 1922.
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-13-2009, 07:03 PM.

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              • #22
                Branch Rickey's salary history.

                1922 - 100,000 (plus bonuses)
                1923 - 150,000
                1924 - 150,000
                1925 - 150,000
                1926 - 150,000
                1927 - 150,000
                1928 -
                1929 -
                1930 -
                1931 -
                1932 - 250,000
                1933 - 250,000
                1934 - 250,000
                1935 - 250,000
                1936 - 250,000
                1937 - 250,000
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-28-2009, 04:01 PM.

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                • #23
                  Cap Anson's salary history.

                  1871 – $400.
                  1872 and subsequently -- I don't know, but a lot more than $400.

                  For purpose of comparison, Anson got 66 2/3 dollars a month for six months in 1871; his Rockford club paid Scott Hastings, who reported late, got $100 a month for 5 ½ months; and Boston paid Sam Jackson $750. I think Anson probably gave best value for the dollar.
                  Originally posted by Beady
                  Cap Anson

                  1871 – $400.
                  1872 and subsequently -- I don't know, but a lot more than $400.


                  For purpose of comparison, Anson got 66 2/3 dollars a month for six months in 1871; his Rockford club paid Scott Hastings, who reported late, got $100 a month for 5 ½ months; and Boston paid Sam Jackson $750. I think Anson probably gave best value for the dollar.
                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-28-2009, 06:13 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Buck Ewing's salary history.

                    1881 - 1,000
                    1882 - 1,200
                    1883 - 3,100
                    1884 - 3,100
                    1885 - 3,100
                    1886 - 3,500
                    1887 - 3,500
                    1888 - 4,500
                    1889 - 5,000
                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-25-2009, 02:11 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Ban Johnson's salary history:

                      1902 - 5,000
                      1903 - 7,500 (was raised from 5,000 to 7,500 on March 6, 1902.)
                      1904 - 10,000 (was voted an increase to $10,000 on December 20, 1903.)
                      1905 - 10,000
                      1906 - 10,000 (On December 13, 1906, Charles Comiskey suggested that Johnson's salary be increased from $10K to $15K/year. The other AL owners concurred.)
                      1907 - 15,000
                      1908 - 15,000
                      1909 - 15,000
                      1910 - 25,000 (raised to 25,000 on February 17, 1910.)
                      1911 - 25,000
                      1912 - 25,000
                      1913 - 25,000
                      1914 - 25,000
                      1915 - 25,000
                      1916 - 25,000
                      1917 - 25,000 (this didn't include his very liberal expense account.)
                      1918 - 10,000 (On December 31, 1917, he voluntarily cut his own salary to 10,000, in hopes high-priced players would follow suit.)
                      1919 - 30,000
                      1920 - 30,000
                      1921 - 30,000
                      1922 - 30,000
                      1923 - 30,000
                      1924 - 30,000
                      1925 - 30,000
                      1926 - 40,000 (raised from 30,000 to 40,000 on December 20, 1925, which is to extend to 1935.)
                      1927 - 40,000 (On July 9, 1927, under strong pressure from his AL team owners, he resigns his position as head of the AL, and retires. He also voluntarily waives his rights to any further salary.)
                      Harry Pulliam was unanimously re-elected president of the National League with an increased salary of $10,000. The American League increased Ban Johnson's salary to $15,000 for the remaining four years of his contract.
                      Originally posted by OleMissCub View Post
                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-13-2009, 06:49 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Ed Barrow's salary history.

                        1927 - 25,000
                        1934 - 25,000
                        1935 - 25,000
                        1936 - 20,000
                        1937 - 25,000
                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-27-2009, 12:27 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Willie Mays' salary history.

                          signed 1950 for $4,000 signing bonus & $250/month

                          1951 - 5,000 ML minimum
                          1952 - 7,500
                          1953 - military
                          1954 - 12,500
                          1955 - 30,000
                          1956 -
                          1957 -
                          1958 -
                          1959 - 80,000
                          1960 - 75,000
                          1961 - 85,000
                          1962 - 90,000
                          1963 - 105,000
                          1964 -
                          1965 -
                          1966 -
                          1967 -
                          1968 -
                          1969 - 180,000
                          1970 - 180,000
                          1971 - 170,000
                          1972 - 170,000
                          1973 - 170,000
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-27-2009, 05:34 PM.

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                          • #28
                            Hank Aaron's salary history.

                            1952: $200 per month with Indianapolis Clowns

                            1954 - 5,000
                            1955 -
                            1956 -
                            1957 - 22,500
                            1958 -
                            1959 - 35,000
                            1960 -
                            1961 -
                            1962 - 50,000
                            1963 -
                            1964 - 60,000
                            1965 - 70,000
                            1966 -
                            1967 - 100,000
                            1968 - 100,000
                            1970 - 125,000
                            1971 - 125,000
                            1972 - 200,000
                            1973 - 200,000
                            1974 - 220,000
                            1975 - 240,000
                            1976 - 250,000
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-27-2009, 05:36 PM.

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                            • #29
                              Casey Stengel's salary history.

                              1950 - 50,000
                              1951 - 65,000
                              1960 - 160,000

                              Originally posted by OleMissCub View Post
                              Page 290, of Stengel by Robert Creamer.

                              It shows that his salary at the time he resigned from the Yankees was $160,000.
                              When Casey was fired following the Yankees' 1960 World Series loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, based on his age (70), he told reporters, "I was told my services were no longer desired. I won't make the mistake of being 70 again."
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 06-13-2009, 12:25 PM.

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                              • #30
                                Michael (King) Kelly's salary history.

                                1881 - 1,300
                                1882 - 1,400
                                1883 - 1,700
                                1884 - 2,000
                                1885 - 2,250
                                1886 - 2,500
                                1887 - 4,000
                                1888 - 4,000
                                1889 - 4,000
                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-25-2009, 02:13 PM.

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