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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 1991 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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1991 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Oakland AthleticsALWest33,632,5008478.51945819,987,501Jose Canseco (11)
2Los Angeles DodgersNLWest33,216,6649369.57423421,618,704Darryl Strawberry (1)
3Boston Red SoxALEast32,767,5008478.51937920,983,333Danny Darwin (21)
4New York MetsNLEast32,590,0027784.478581922,518,834Frank Viola (28)
5California AngelsALWest31,782,5018181.5007111621,870,000Mark Langston (9)
6San Francisco GiantsNLWest30,839,3337587.463492020,942,333Kevin Mitchell (4)
7Kansas City RoyalsALWest28,722,6628280.5066101523,873,745Mark Davis (6)
8New York YankeesALEast27,815,8357191.4385122320,991,318Don Mattingly (13)
9Toronto Blue JaysALEast27,538,7519171.56212518,486,834Joe Carter (2)
10Chicago CubsNLEast26,923,1207783.481471814,496,000Andre Dawson (16)
11Cincinnati RedsNLWest25,369,1667488.4575102114,769,500Eric Davis (7)
12Milwaukee BrewersALEast24,398,0008379.512491320,019,167Paul Molitor (22)
13Detroit TigersALEast23,736,3348478.519261018,092,238Alan Trammell (92)
14Pittsburgh PiratesNLEast23,064,6679864.60511115,656,000Doug Drabek (14)
15San Diego PadresNLWest22,585,0018478.519351118,588,334Fred McGriff (39)
16Minnesota TwinsALWest22,431,0009567.58611215,106,000Jack Morris (5)
17Texas RangersALWest22,224,5008577.52534715,104,372Nolan Ryan (17)
18St. Louis CardinalsNLEast21,435,0018478.519241220,923,334Lee Smith (38)
19Montreal ExposNLEast20,813,5007190.4416112216,656,388Dennis Martinez (15)
20Atlanta BravesNLWest20,423,5009468.58012313,328,334Lonnie Smith (111)
21Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast20,298,3327884.481361713,953,667Dale Murphy (56)
22Cleveland IndiansALEast18,270,00057105.3527142615,152,000Tom Candiotti (54)
23Chicago White SoxALWest16,830,4378775.5372369,496,238Tim Raines (10)
24Seattle MarinersALWest16,126,8348379.512581412,941,667Pete O'Brien (112)
25Baltimore OriolesALEast14,627,3346795.4146132410,037,084Glenn Davis (19)
26Houston AstrosNLWest11,546,0006597.4016122518,830,000Mike Scott (64)
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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