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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1989 Players
League Minimum $ 62,500
League Average $ 429,802
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1989 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 (*)
  • 1989 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    15150Orel HershiserP1$ 2,766,6676-3192R-R30
    23533Frank ViolaP1$ 2,766,6666-4209L-L29
    1$ 2,766,666
    32522Dan QuisenberryP1$ 2,515,3626-2185R-R36
    42016Cal RipkenSS-3B1$ 2,466,6676-4220R-R28
    52924Dwight GoodenP2$ 2,416,6676-3210R-R24
    62115Gary Gaetti3B2$ 2,400,0006-0205R-R30
    74-3Jim RiceLF-OF1$ 2,354,7486-2205R-R36
    87-1Rick SutcliffeP1$ 2,340,0006-7215R-R33
    96-3Eddie Murray1B2$ 2,331,0626-2225B-R33
    103525Roger ClemensP2$ 2,300,0006-4230R-R26
    111-10Ozzie SmithSS2$ 2,240,0005-11150B-R34
    129-3Don Mattingly1B1$ 2,200,0005-11185L-L28
    135-8Gary CarterC3$ 2,198,5726-2215R-R35
    14131117Andy Van Slyke *Highest DebutCF1$ 2,150,0006-2192L-R28
    15172Rickey HendersonLF-OF1$ 2,120,0005-10190R-L30
    2$ 2,120,000
    163317Willie WilsonOF1$ 2,112,2056-3195B-R33
    17225Tim RainesLF-OF1$ 2,104,8895-8186B-R29
    1814-4Andre DawsonOF2$ 2,100,0006-3195R-R34
    182911Paul Molitor3B-2B1$ 2,100,0006-0195R-R32
    202-18George Brett3B-1B2$ 2,005,0006-0205L-R36
    21276Jack ClarkOF-1B1$ 2,000,0006-2205R-R33
    2114-7Keith Hernandez1B4$ 2,000,0006-0195L-L35
    219-12Dale MurphyOF1$ 2,000,0006-5215R-R33
    215736Kirby PuckettCF-OF3$ 2,000,0005-9223R-R28
    2511-14Jack MorrisP1$ 1,989,0006-3200R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    266236Ron DarlingP5$ 1,966,6666-3195R-R28
    267751Kevin McReynoldsLF-OF6$ 1,966,6666-1210R-R29
    2813-15George BellLF-OF1$ 1,900,0006-1190R-R29
    2923-6Wade Boggs3B3$ 1,850,0006-2197L-R31
    298-21Fernando ValenzuelaP3$ 1,850,0005-11195L-L28
    3119-12Pedro GuerreroOF-3B3$ 1,833,3336-0195R-R33
    326230Nolan RyanP1$ 1,800,0006-2195R-R42
    33246213Jimmy Key *P2$ 1,766,6666-1190R-L28
    348955Bruce HurstP2$ 1,733,3336-3214L-L31
    3512691Joe Carter *LF-RF1$ 1,630,0006-3215R-R29
    36305269Jose Canseco *RF-LF2$ 1,600,0006-4240R-R24
    3726-11Fred LynnOF2$ 1,590,0006-1190L-L37
    3828-10Kent Hrbek1B4$ 1,560,0006-4260L-R29
    396122Teddy HigueraP2$ 1,525,0005-10178B-L30
    4010363Eric Davis *CF-LF1$ 1,515,0006-3185R-R27
    418948Dave StiebP3$ 1,500,0006-1195R-R31
    4238-4Darryl StrawberryRF-OF7$ 1,495,0006-6215L-L27
    43430Keith MorelandOF-3B3$ 1,483,3336-0200R-R35
    2$ 1,483,333
    4411470Chili Davis *OF1$ 1,475,0006-3210B-R29
    458641Steve BedrosianP1$ 1,450,0006-3205R-R31
    1$ 1,450,000
    4539-6Dave RighettiP3$ 1,450,0006-4210L-L30
    455914Juan Samuel2B2$ 1,450,0005-11190R-R28
    8$ 1,450,000
    4510459Eric Show *P3$ 1,450,0006-1190R-R33
    4911465Lee Smith *P4$ 1,425,0006-5220R-R31
    5010858Tony Fernandez *SS4$ 1,400,0006-2195B-R27
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5010454Alvin Davis *1B1$ 1,400,0006-1195L-R28
    5045-5Willie McGeeRF-CF4$ 1,400,0006-1185B-R30
    5011464Jeff Reardon *P5$ 1,400,0006-1195R-R33
    5029-21Mike WittP2$ 1,400,0006-7192R-R28
    5511459Mike Boddicker *P5$ 1,375,0005-11185R-R31
    55175120Mark Gubicza *P3$ 1,375,0006-5210R-R26
    5539-16Carney Lansford3B3$ 1,375,0006-2195R-R32
    5511257Lloyd Moseby *OF5$ 1,375,0006-3200L-R29
    5951-8Bret SaberhagenP4$ 1,350,0006-1200R-R25
    5913475Mark Langston *P2$ 1,350,0006-2185R-L28
    2$ 1,350,000
    6116-45Kirk GibsonOF4$ 1,333,3336-3215L-L32
    6244-18Willie HernandezP4$ 1,310,0006-3180L-L34
    637714Julio FrancoSS-2B2$ 1,300,0006-1200R-R30
    6329-34Jesse BarfieldRF-OF4$ 1,300,0006-1205R-R29
    6$ 1,300,000
    6339-24Von HayesOF-1B3$ 1,300,0006-5186L-R30
    63169106Mike Scott *P1$ 1,300,0006-3215R-R34
    6351-12John TudorP5$ 1,300,0006-0185L-L35
    68224156Mike Moore *P4$ 1,291,6666-4205R-R29
    698920Brian DowningOF-C3$ 1,250,0005-10194R-R38
    6942-27Charlie LeibrandtP5$ 1,250,0006-3200R-L32
    7149-22Tom BrunanskyOF5$ 1,240,0006-4216R-R28
    7262-10Bert BlylevenP4$ 1,225,0006-3207R-R38
    728917Jim ClancyP2$ 1,225,0006-4220R-R33
    7451-23Tony PenaC6$ 1,220,0006-0185R-R32
    75849Bob WelchP5$ 1,208,3336-3190R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7662-14Harold BainesOF1$ 1,204,2816-2195L-L30
    3$ 1,204,281
    7715780Carlton Fisk *C2$ 1,200,0006-2220R-R41
    77190113Scott Fletcher *SS-2B3$ 1,200,0005-11173R-R30
    4$ 1,200,000
    77184107Dave Stewart *P6$ 1,200,0006-2200R-R32
    8013656Rick Reuschel *P2$ 1,175,0006-3235R-R40
    81887Phil BradleyLF-OF3$ 1,150,0006-0185R-R30
    8180-1Rich GedmanC6$ 1,150,0006-0215L-R29
    81270189Danny Jackson *P2$ 1,150,0006-0195R-L27
    8112948Steve Sax *2B5$ 1,150,0005-11182R-R29
    8147-34Robin YountSS-CF3$ 1,150,0006-0180R-R33
    8612640Tony Gwynn *RF4$ 1,141,6675-11220L-L29
    87308221Will Clark *1B3$ 1,125,0006-1200L-L25
    8762-25Dave ParkerOF7$ 1,125,0006-5225L-R38
    8924-65Dwight EvansRF-OF7$ 1,100,0006-2205R-R37
    89213124Mike LaCoss *P4$ 1,100,0006-4200R-R33
    8914152Mike Marshall *OF6$ 1,100,0006-5220R-R29
    8962-27Mike SciosciaC7$ 1,100,0006-2220L-R30
    8951-38Dave SmithP3$ 1,100,0006-1195R-R34
    8962-27Alan TrammellSS5$ 1,100,0006-0175R-R31
    95300205Glenn Davis *1B4$ 1,085,0006-3210R-R28
    9616468John Franco *P3$ 1,067,5005-10185L-L28
    9717376Dennis Eckersley *P8$ 1,062,5006-2190R-R34
    9886-12Rafael RamirezSS5$ 1,050,0005-11190R-R31
    9862-36Eddie WhitsonP5$ 1,050,0006-3195R-R34
    100304204Danny Tartabull *RF6$ 1,035,0006-1205R-R26

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1988)

    3. Mike Schmidt 12. Dave Winfield 18. Bruce Sutter 34. Leon Durham 34. Leon Durham 37. Rich Gossage 45. Mario Soto 48. Garry Templeton 50. Jody Davis 50. Jody Davis 51. Frank Tanana 58. Scott McGregor 59. Bob Stanley 62. Bob Knepper 62. Donnie Moore 62. Jesse Orosco 62. Lance Parrish 74. Steve Trout 75. George Hendrick 76. Mike Davis 77. Lou Whitaker 81. Bob Horner 81. Terry Puhl 81. Scott Sanderson 84. Jim Gantner 89. Floyd Bannister 89. Brett Butler 89. Richard Dotson 89. Mike Krukow 89. Jeff Leonard 89. Jeff Leonard 89. Shane Rawley 89. Rick Rhoden 89. Don Robinson 89. Willie Upshaw 89. Mookie Wilson


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