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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 1999 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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1999 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast88,130,7099864.60511363,159,898Bernie Williams (6)
2Texas RangersALWest81,301,5989567.58613854,704,595Ivan Rodriguez (13)
3Atlanta BravesNLEast75,065,00010359.63611159,536,000Greg Maddux (4)
4Cleveland IndiansALCentral73,853,9629765.59912459,033,499Jim Thome (20)
5Boston Red SoxALEast71,720,0009468.58024951,647,000Pedro Martinez (2)
6New York MetsNLEast71,331,4259766.59524649,559,665Mike Piazza (26)
7Los Angeles DodgersNLWest71,135,7867785.475381647,970,000Kevin Brown (3)
8Baltimore OriolesALEast70,818,3637884.481481570,408,134Albert Belle (1)
9Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest70,370,99910062.61712229,161,500Randy Johnson (7)
10Chicago CubsNLCentral55,368,5006795.4146152749,383,000Sammy Sosa (11)
11Houston AstrosNLCentral55,289,0009765.59913540,629,000Jeff Bagwell (36)
12Colorado RockiesNLWest54,392,5047290.4445132247,433,333Darryl Kile (18)
13Anaheim AngelsALWest49,893,1667092.4324102338,537,000Mo Vaughn (27)
14Toronto Blue JaysALEast48,165,3338478.519361248,415,000Pat Hentgen (16)
15St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral46,248,1957586.4664101852,572,500Mark McGwire (10)
16San Francisco GiantsNLWest46,059,5578676.531261140,320,835Barry Bonds (9)
17San Diego PadresNLWest45,932,1797488.4574122145,368,000Andy Ashby (82)
18Seattle MarinersALWest44,371,3367983.488371352,032,291Ken Griffey (15)
19Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral42,927,3957487.4605112032,252,583Dave Nilsson (56)
20Cincinnati RedsNLCentral42,142,7619667.58925721,995,000Greg Vaughn (58)
21Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast37,812,5006993.4265122525,317,500Roberto Hernandez (41)
22Detroit TigersALCentral34,959,6666992.4293112422,625,000Dean Palmer (84)
23Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast30,516,5007785.475391736,085,000Ron Gant (46)
24Chicago White SoxALCentral24,550,0007586.466291936,840,000Frank Thomas (29)
25Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral24,217,6667883.484371413,752,000Al Martin (188)
26Oakland AthleticsALWest24,150,3338775.537251020,063,000Kenny Rogers (84)
27Kansas City RoyalsALCentral16,527,0006497.3984132832,912,500Kevin Appier (94)
28Montreal ExposNLEast16,363,0006894.420414269,202,000Rondell White (168)
29Minnesota TwinsALCentral16,355,0006397.3945143026,182,500Rick Aguilera (113)
30Florida MarlinsNLEast15,150,0006498.3955162933,434,000Alex Fernandez (29)
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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