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Reedster  
Subject:  Average salary of an MLB baseball player: $2.6 million
Date:  4/06/05, 5:55pm

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Message #1128 of 6634  *NEW*
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Jaydawg  
Subject:  Re: Average salary of an MLB baseball player: $2.6 million
Date:  4/9/05, 7:14pm
On every team, the last guy on the bench earns well into the six-figures. Where's the salary cap? Hank Aaron never made more than $200K. In today's dollars, that would come out the same as most average players and some bench-warmers in the league. That's one reason why I love the fantasy leagues where every team gets a fair shot to put out a winner. It should be that way in real life.

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Message #1145 of 6634  *NEW*
To:  Jaydawg
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Reedster  
Subject:  Re: Average salary of an MLB baseball player: $2.6 million
Date:  4/11/05, 11:18pm
> On every team, the last guy on the bench earns well into
>the six-figures. Where's the salary cap? Hank Aaron never
>made more than $200K. In today's dollars, that would come out
>the same as most average players and some bench-warmers in the
>league. That's one reason why I love the fantasy leagues
>where every team gets a fair shot to put out a winner. It
>should be that way in real life.

That's not entirely true.

Aaron retired in 1976.

The average house in 1976 was probably around $30,000.

The average house today is probably around $450,000... still, your point is well taken because this means in today's dollars, Aaron was likely making just over average.

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