Dec 7, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT
Baseball’s average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million. According to final figures released Friday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the rise was the steepest since 2007. The boost was helped by an increase in the minimum salary from $414,000 to $480,000.
The Yankees had the highest average salary for the 14th year in a row at $6.88 million. The Astros had the lowest at $685,000.
You may all now start your silly “they get that much for playing a kids’ game?!” ignorance, all the while never questioning how much revenue ballplayers generate for their teams’ billionaire owners.
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