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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1985 Players
League Minimum $ 60,000
League Average $ 370,780
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1985 season based on opening day salaries compiled in early April.
  • Players who fell out of the top 100 are listed below the Top 100 grid below.
  • Newcomers to the Top 100 have an asterisk (*)
  • 1985 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    1 Mike Schmidt3B1$ 2,130,3006-2203R-R35
    2 Gary CarterC1$ 2,028,5716-2215R-R31
    3 George FosterOF2$ 1,942,8576-1185R-R36
    4 Dave WinfieldRF1$ 1,795,7046-6220R-R33
    5 Rich GossageP1$ 1,713,3336-3217R-R33
    6 Dale MurphyOF1$ 1,625,0006-5215R-R29
    7 Jack ClarkOF-1B1$ 1,555,0006-2205R-R29
    8 Bob Horner3B-1B2$ 1,500,0006-1190R-R27
    9 Eddie Murray1B1$ 1,472,8196-2225B-R29
    10 Rickey HendersonLF-OF2$ 1,470,0005-10190R-L26
    11 Ron Cey3B1$ 1,450,0005-9185R-R37
    12 Ozzie SmithSS2$ 1,440,0005-11150B-R30
    13 Steve KempOF1$ 1,420,0006-0195L-L30
    14 Bruce SutterP3$ 1,354,1676-2190R-R32
    15 Nolan RyanP1$ 1,350,0006-2195R-R38
    16 Pedro GuerreroOF-3B1$ 1,270,0006-0195R-R29
    17 Rick SutcliffeP2$ 1,260,0006-7215R-R29
    18 Julio Cruz2B1$ 1,242,3335-9165B-R30
    19 Tim RainesLF-OF1$ 1,200,0005-8186B-R25
    19 Fernando ValenzuelaP2$ 1,200,0005-11195L-L24
    21 Cecil Cooper1B1$ 1,176,1906-2190L-L35
    22 Garry TempletonSS2$ 1,137,0005-11185B-R29
    23 Tom SeaverP2$ 1,136,2626-1206R-R40
    24 John DennyP2$ 1,109,3336-3190R-R32
    25 Doug DeCinces3B1$ 1,100,0006-2194R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    25 Keith Hernandez1B3$ 1,100,0006-0195L-L31
    25 Andre Thornton1B1$ 1,100,0006-2205R-R35
    28 Fred LynnOF2$ 1,090,0006-1190L-L33
    29 Dave KingmanOF-1B1$ 1,087,5006-6210R-R36
    30 Darrell Evans3B-1B1$ 1,083,3336-2205L-R38
    31 Steve CarltonP3$ 1,075,0006-5210L-L40
    31 Tony PenaC2$ 1,075,0006-0185R-R28
    31 Bob StanleyP1$ 1,075,0006-4215R-R30
    34 Mario SotoP1$ 1,071,4296-0185R-R28
    35 Jason Thompson1B3$ 1,066,6676-3210L-L30
    36 Rollie FingersP2$ 1,065,0006-4195R-R38
    37 Reggie JacksonOF2$ 1,058,8946-0200L-L39
    38 Andre DawsonOF2$ 1,033,3336-3195R-R30
    39 Joaquin AndujarP3$ 1,030,0006-0180B-R32
    40 Wade Boggs3B2$ 1,000,0006-2197L-R27
    40 George Brett3B-1B1$ 1,000,0006-0205L-R32
    40 Ted SimmonsC-1B3$ 1,000,0006-0200B-R35
    40 Robin YountSS-CF4$ 1,000,0006-0180R-R29
    44 Jerry ReussP3$ 980,0006-5217L-L36
    45 Bill Madlock3B4$ 975,5005-11185R-R34
    4$ 975,500
    46 Steve Garvey1B3$ 975,0005-10189R-R36
    46 LaMarr HoytP4$ 975,0006-3244R-R30
    46 Dan QuisenberryP2$ 975,0006-2185R-R32
    49 Dave ParkerOF2$ 970,0006-5225L-R34
    50 Paul Molitor3B-2B5$ 950,0006-0195R-R28
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    51 Dave ConcepcionSS3$ 920,0006-1180R-R37
    52 Tony ArmasCF-OF3$ 915,0006-1224R-R31
    53 Dave StiebP1$ 913,6366-1195R-R27
    54 Richard DotsonP3$ 900,0006-0204R-R26
    54 Ron GuidryP3$ 900,0005-11160L-L34
    54 Carney Lansford3B2$ 900,0006-2195R-R28
    54 Jeff LeonardOF1$ 900,0006-2200R-R29
    54 Graig Nettles3B5$ 900,0006-0185L-R40
    59 Jack MorrisP2$ 885,0006-3200R-R30
    60 Bob BooneC3$ 883,0006-2207R-R37
    61 Doyle AlexanderP2$ 875,0006-3200R-R34
    61 Rod Carew1B-2B4$ 875,0006-0182L-R39
    61 Dan PetryP3$ 875,0006-4200R-R26
    64 Dennis LeonardP3$ 871,4296-1190R-R34
    65 Len BarkerP4$ 870,0006-5225R-R29
    65 Terry KennedyC6$ 870,0006-4230L-R29
    67 Greg MintonP2$ 865,0006-2190B-R33
    67 Keith MorelandOF-3B3$ 865,0006-0200R-R31
    69 Bob KnepperP2$ 850,0006-2210L-L31
    69 Jeff ReardonP3$ 850,0006-1195R-R29
    71 Dwayne MurphyOF3$ 845,8336-1185L-R30
    72 Willie WilsonOF4$ 843,7506-3195B-R29
    73 Bill CaudillP3$ 833,3336-1210R-R28
    73 Tom HumeP4$ 833,3336-1185R-R32
    75 Kent TekulveP5$ 830,0006-4180R-R38
    4$ 830,000
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    76 Joe NiekroP4$ 825,0006-1190R-R40
    3$ 825,000
    77 Garry MaddoxOF5$ 820,3336-3184R-R35
    78 Floyd BannisterP4$ 811,2506-1203L-L30
    79 Don BaylorOF5$ 810,0006-1 220R-R36
    80 Brian DowningOF-C5$ 808,3335-10194R-R34
    81 Cal RipkenSS-3B3$ 800,0006-4220R-R24
    81 Chris Chambliss1B5$ 800,0006-1212L-R36
    81 Leon Durham1B-OF4$ 800,0006-2210L-L27
    81 Dwight EvansRF-OF4$ 800,0006-2205R-R33
    81 Hal McRaeOF5$ 800,0005-11185R-R39
    81 Claudell WashingtonOF6$ 800,0006-0190L-L30
    81 Eddie WhitsonP6$ 800,0006-3195R-R30
    88 Larry McWilliamsP6$ 796,6676-5180L-L31
    89 Jose CruzOF4$ 796,3836-0175L-L37
    90 Jim RiceLF-OF5$ 779,2276-2205R-R32
    91 Jerry MumphreyOF5$ 775,0006-2185B-R32
    92 Gene GarberP7$ 772,0005-10175R-R37
    93 Dan Driessen1B4$ 767,5005-11190L-R33
    3$ 767,500
    94 Lance ParrishC4$ 766,6676-3220R-R29
    94 Dick RuthvenP5$ 766,6676-3190R-R34
    96 Buddy Bell3B5$ 751,2976-3200R-R33
    1$ 751,297
    97 Neil AllenP4$ 750,0006-2190R-R27
    7$ 750,000
    97 Dennis EckersleyP6$ 750,0006-2190R-R30
    97 Al OliverOF-1B4$ 750,0006-0195L-L38
    5$ 750,000
    97 Rafael RamirezSS8$ 750,0005-11190R-R27
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    97 Don SuttonP4$ 750,0006-1185R-R40
    6$ 750,000


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