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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 1990 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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1990 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Kansas City RoyalsALWest23,873,7457586.4666111915,421,662George Brett (8)
2New York MetsNLEast22,518,8349171.56222420,013,212Frank Viola (31)
3California AngelsALWest21,870,0008082.494461214,713,833Dave Winfield (2)
4Los Angeles DodgersNLWest21,618,7048676.53124821,584,161Eddie Murray (5)
5New York YankeesALEast20,991,3186795.4147142520,562,985Don Mattingly (6)
6Boston Red SoxALEast20,983,3338874.54313618,553,385Roger Clemens (3)
7San Francisco GiantsNLWest20,942,3338577.52535914,094,000Will Clark (9)
8St. Louis CardinalsNLEast20,923,3347092.4326112415,555,333Pedro Guerrero (17)
9Milwaukee BrewersALEast20,019,1677488.4576132310,373,000Robin Yount (1)
10Oakland AthleticsALWest19,987,50110359.63611114,602,999Rickey Henderson (7)
11Houston AstrosNLWest18,830,0007587.4635102016,011,000Mike Scott (27)
12San Diego PadresNLWest18,588,3347587.463492113,094,000Jack Clark (23)
13Toronto Blue JaysALEast18,486,8348676.53124716,009,666George Bell (22)
14Detroit TigersALEast18,092,2387983.488371315,099,596Jack Morris (16)
15Montreal ExposNLEast16,656,3888577.525361012,305,389Tim Raines (20)
16Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast15,656,0009567.58611211,993,500Bobby Bonilla (95)
17Cleveland IndiansALEast15,152,0007785.47549168,928,500Keith Hernandez (47)
18Minnesota TwinsALWest15,106,0007488.4577122215,540,500Kirby Puckett (2)
19Texas RangersALWest15,104,3728379.512351110,689,500Julio Franco (54)
20Cincinnati RedsNLWest14,769,5009171.56213511,087,000Tom Browning (11)
21Chicago CubsNLEast14,496,0007785.475581410,165,500Andre Dawson (14)
22Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast13,953,6677785.47547179,640,000Dale Murphy (1)
23Atlanta BravesNLWest13,328,3346597.401612269,551,334Dale Murphy (25)
24Seattle MarinersALWest12,941,6677785.47558159,547,500Alvin Davis (69)
25Baltimore OriolesALEast10,037,0847685.472510188,176,666Cal Ripken (87)
26Chicago White SoxALWest9,496,2389468.5802237,595,561Carlton Fisk (46)
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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