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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 1989 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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1989 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Los Angeles DodgersNLWest21,584,1617783.481481715,462,515Orel Hershiser (1)
2New York YankeesALEast20,562,9857487.4605101918,909,152Don Mattingly (12)
3New York MetsNLEast20,013,2128775.53724815,502,714Frank Viola (1)
4Boston Red SoxALEast18,553,3858379.512371215,544,592Jim Rice (7)
5Houston AstrosNLWest16,011,0008676.531361013,454,667Mike Scott (66)
6Toronto Blue JaysALEast16,009,6668973.54914611,673,725George Bell (28)
7St. Louis CardinalsNLEast15,555,3338676.531351114,000,000Dan Quisenberry (3)
8Minnesota TwinsALWest15,540,5008082.494591612,154,800Frank Viola (2)
9Kansas City RoyalsALWest15,421,6629270.56822411,558,873Willie Wilson (16)
10Detroit TigersALEast15,099,59659103.3647142615,597,071Jack Morris (25)
11California AngelsALWest14,713,8339171.56233510,932,388Chili Davis (44)
12Oakland AthleticsALWest14,602,9999963.61111111,380,183Rickey Henderson (2)
13San Francisco GiantsNLWest14,094,0009270.56812312,188,000Steve Bedrosian (4)
14San Diego PadresNLWest13,094,0008973.5492379,878,168Jack Clark (21)
15Montreal ExposNLEast12,305,3898181.50047148,852,333Tim Raines (17)
16Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast11,993,5007488.457510207,627,500Andy Van Slyke (14)
17Cincinnati RedsNLWest11,087,0007587.46359188,368,833Eric Davis (40)
18Texas RangersALWest10,689,5008379.51246136,008,000Nolan Ryan (32)
19Milwaukee BrewersALEast10,373,0008181.500481510,214,000Paul Molitor (19)
20Chicago CubsNLEast10,165,5009369.57411212,339,833Rick Sutcliffe (8)
21Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast9,640,0006795.4146112412,998,000Steve Bedrosian (45)
22Atlanta BravesNLWest9,551,3346397.394612259,967,167Dale Murphy (23)
23Seattle MarinersALWest9,547,5007389.451611226,545,950Alvin Davis (51)
24Cleveland IndiansALEast8,928,5007389.451612217,819,500Joe Carter (35)
25Baltimore OriolesALEast8,176,6668775.5372599,995,404Cal Ripken (4)
26Chicago White SoxALWest7,595,5616992.429713235,906,952Harold Baines (76)
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Glossary:
Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season