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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2001 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2001 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast112,287,1439565.59413392,938,260Derek Jeter (8)
2Boston Red SoxALEast109,675,8338279.509271581,210,333Manny Ramirez (6)
3Los Angeles DodgersNLWest109,105,9538676.531371290,725,953Kevin Brown (2)
4New York MetsNLEast93,674,4288280.506391679,759,762Mike Piazza (4)
5Cleveland IndiansALCentral92,660,0019171.56214776,508,334Juan Gonzalez (21)
6Atlanta BravesNLEast91,936,1668874.54315982,732,500Greg Maddux (9)
7Texas RangersALWest88,633,5007389.4514102170,785,000Alex Rodriguez (1)
8Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest85,247,9999270.56813677,880,333Randy Johnson (5)
9St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral78,333,3339369.57412463,993,023Mark McGwire (16)
10Toronto Blue JaysALEast76,895,9998082.494381746,363,332Carlos Delgado (3)
11Seattle MarinersALWest74,720,83411646.71611159,215,000Aaron Sele (65)
12Baltimore OriolesALEast74,279,5406398.3914132883,141,198Brady Anderson (61)
13Colorado RockiesNLWest71,541,3347389.4515122264,130,857Larry Walker (13)
14Chicago White SoxALCentral65,628,6678379.512361431,159,000Frank Thomas (23)
15Chicago CubsNLCentral64,515,8338874.543361062,129,333Sammy Sosa (9)
16San Francisco GiantsNLWest63,280,1679072.55624853,541,000Barry Bonds (19)
17Houston AstrosNLCentral60,387,6679369.57411552,356,667Craig Biggio (48)
18Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral57,760,83362100.3836163029,561,667Brian Giles (55)
19Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast56,980,00062100.3835142964,407,910Greg Vaughn (38)
20Detroit TigersALCentral49,356,1676696.4074112561,740,167Dean Palmer (52)
21Cincinnati RedsNLCentral48,784,0006696.4075152644,217,500Ken Griffey (9)
22Anaheim AngelsALWest47,735,1687587.463392055,766,667Tim Salmon (79)
23Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral45,099,3336894.4204142435,782,833Jeff Hammonds (79)
24Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast41,663,8338676.531281146,947,667Mike Lieberthal (88)
25San Diego PadresNLWest38,882,8337983.4884101854,971,000Trevor Hoffman (72)
26Florida MarlinsNLEast35,562,5007686.4694111919,870,000Cliff Floyd (112)
27Kansas City RoyalsALCentral35,422,5006597.4015122723,132,500Roberto Hernandez (95)
28Montreal ExposNLEast34,849,5006894.4205132333,527,666Vladimir Guerrero (95)
29Oakland AthleticsALWest33,810,75010260.63022232,121,833Johnny Damon (64)
30Minnesota TwinsALCentral24,130,0008577.525251315,654,500Brad Radke (48)
30 record(s)
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