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02-24-2013, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Again, I'm no Yankees historian. But I'm trying to understand how you can claim that's true when in 1999 they had 1) The highest MLB payroll, 2) A payroll that was more than twice that of more than half the teams in the league.
It wasn't until 2002 or 2003 when their payroll went way above everyone else.

1998 Team Payrolls

Baltimore: $71,860,921
N.Y. Yankees: 65,663,698
Los Angeles: 62,806,667
Atlanta: 61,708,000
Texas: 60,519,595


1999 Team Payrolls

Yankees: $88,180,7120
Texas: 81,576,598
Atlanta: 74,890,000
Cleveland: 73,278,458
Baltimore: 72,198,363

2000 Team Payrolls

NY Yankees $92,538,260
Los Angeles $88,124,286
Atlanta $84,537,836
Baltimore $81,447,435
Arizona $81,027,833


2001 Team Payrolls

NY Yankees $109,791,893
Boston $109,558,908
Los Angeles $108,980,952
NY Mets $93,174,428
Cleveland $91,974,979

got the list from this site http://www.stevetheump.com/Payrolls.htm

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