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1989 Baseball PayrollsPayrolls and Salaries
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Ron Hassey earned $600,000 in 1989.
This is a Payroll Summary for 1989. Team payrolls are listed below and by clicking on the team name, you can see the payroll broken down by player. Payroll information on The Cube is available since 1985.

Top SalaryOrel Hershiser - Los Angeles Dodgers - $2,766,667
League Minimum$62,500
League Average Salary$429,802

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1989 Team Payrolls

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Team NameLeaguePayrollRkAttendanceRkTop 5 Salaries
Atlanta BravesNL$9,551,33422984,93026Dale Murphy $2,000,000   Jody Davis $886,667   Jim Acker $688,000   Gerald Perry $662,500   Zane Smith $650,000  
Baltimore OriolesAL$8,176,666252,535,2087Cal Ripken $2,466,667   Keith Moreland $1,483,333   Phil Bradley $1,150,000   Larry Sheets $660,000   Mark Thurmond $470,000  
Boston Red SoxAL$18,553,38542,510,0128Jim Rice $2,354,748   Roger Clemens $2,300,000   Wade Boggs $1,850,000   Lee Smith $1,425,000   Mike Boddicker $1,375,000  
California AngelsAL$14,713,833112,647,2916Chili Davis $1,475,000   Mike Witt $1,400,000   Brian Downing $1,250,000   Bert Blyleven $1,225,000   Lance Parrish $1,000,000  
Chicago CubsNL$10,165,500202,491,9429Rick Sutcliffe $2,340,000   Andre Dawson $2,100,000   Ryne Sandberg $950,000   Scott Sanderson $800,000   Shawon Dunston $550,000  
Chicago White SoxAL$7,595,561261,045,65125Harold Baines $1,204,281   Carlton Fisk $1,200,000   Scott Fletcher $1,200,000   Ozzie Guillen $800,000   Greg Walker $718,810  
Cincinnati RedsNL$11,087,000171,979,32016Eric Davis $1,515,000   Danny Jackson $1,150,000   John Franco $1,067,500   Tom Browning $1,025,000   Bo Diaz $900,000  
Cleveland IndiansAL$8,928,500241,285,54224Joe Carter $1,630,000   Brook Jacoby $962,500   Jesse Orosco $825,000   Pete O'Brien $700,000   Bud Black $600,000  
Detroit TigersAL$15,099,596101,543,65621Jack Morris $1,989,000   Fred Lynn $1,590,000   Keith Moreland $1,483,333   Willie Hernandez $1,310,000   Alan Trammell $1,100,000  
Houston AstrosNL$16,011,00051,834,90819Mike Scott $1,300,000   Jim Clancy $1,225,000   Dave Smith $1,100,000   Glenn Davis $1,085,000   Rafael Ramirez $1,050,000  
Kansas City RoyalsAL$15,421,66292,477,70010Willie Wilson $2,112,205   George Brett $2,005,000   Mark Gubicza $1,375,000   Bret Saberhagen $1,350,000   Charlie Leibrandt $1,250,000  
Los Angeles DodgersNL$21,584,16112,944,6533Orel Hershiser $2,766,667   Eddie Murray $2,331,062   Fernando Valenzuela $1,850,000   Kirk Gibson $1,333,333   John Tudor $1,300,000  
Milwaukee BrewersAL$10,373,000191,970,73517Paul Molitor $2,100,000   Teddy Higuera $1,525,000   Robin Yount $1,150,000   Jim Gantner $900,000   Dan Plesac $765,000  
Minnesota TwinsAL$15,540,50082,277,43811Frank Viola $2,766,666   Gary Gaetti $2,400,000   Kirby Puckett $2,000,000   Kent Hrbek $1,560,000   Jeff Reardon $1,400,000  
Montreal ExposNL$12,305,389151,783,53320Tim Raines $2,104,889   Mark Langston $1,350,000   Hubie Brooks $950,000   Tim Wallach $950,000   Andres Galarraga $865,000  
New York MetsNL$20,013,21232,918,7104Frank Viola $2,766,666   Dwight Gooden $2,416,667   Gary Carter $2,198,572   Keith Hernandez $2,000,000   Ron Darling $1,966,666  
New York YankeesAL$20,562,98522,170,48512Don Mattingly $2,200,000   Rickey Henderson $2,120,000   Dave Righetti $1,450,000   Jesse Barfield $1,300,000   Steve Sax $1,150,000  
Oakland AthleticsAL$14,602,999122,667,2255Rickey Henderson $2,120,000   Jose Canseco $1,600,000   Carney Lansford $1,375,000   Mike Moore $1,291,666   Bob Welch $1,208,333  
Philadelphia PhilliesNL$9,640,000211,861,98518Steve Bedrosian $1,450,000   Juan Samuel $1,450,000   Von Hayes $1,300,000   Tom Herr $825,000   Roger McDowell $762,000  
Pittsburgh PiratesNL$11,993,500161,374,14122Andy Van Slyke $2,150,000   Bob Walk $800,000   Jeff Robinson $750,000   Glenn Wilson $750,000   Bobby Bonilla $740,000  
San Diego PadresNL$13,094,000142,009,03115Jack Clark $2,000,000   Bruce Hurst $1,733,333   Eric Show $1,450,000   Tony Gwynn $1,141,667   Eddie Whitson $1,050,000  
San Francisco GiantsNL$14,094,000132,059,70113Steve Bedrosian $1,450,000   Rick Reuschel $1,175,000   Will Clark $1,125,000   Mike LaCoss $1,100,000   Atlee Hammaker $983,334  
Seattle MarinersAL$9,547,500231,298,44323Alvin Davis $1,400,000   Mark Langston $1,350,000   Jeff Leonard $1,000,000   Tom Niedenfuer $800,000   Harold Reynolds $635,000  
St. Louis CardinalsNL$15,555,33373,080,9802Dan Quisenberry $2,515,362   Ozzie Smith $2,240,000   Pedro Guerrero $1,833,333   Willie McGee $1,400,000   Tom Brunansky $1,240,000  
Texas RangersAL$10,689,500182,043,99314Nolan Ryan $1,800,000   Julio Franco $1,300,000   Harold Baines $1,204,281   Scott Fletcher $1,200,000   Charlie Hough $900,000  
Toronto Blue JaysAL$16,009,66663,375,8831George Bell $1,900,000   Jimmy Key $1,766,666   Dave Stieb $1,500,000   Tony Fernandez $1,400,000   Lloyd Moseby $1,375,000