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1996 Baseball PayrollsPayrolls and Salaries
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Mark Grace earned $4,175,000 in 1996.
This is a Payroll Summary for 1996. 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 SalaryCecil Fielder - Detroit Tigers - $9,237,500
League Minimum$109,000
League Average Salary$957,870

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1996 Team Payrolls

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Team NameLeaguePayrollRkAttendanceRkTop 5 Salaries
Atlanta BravesNL$47,390,00032,901,2425Greg Maddux $6,675,000   David Justice $6,200,000   John Smoltz $6,000,000   Tom Glavine $5,350,000   Fred McGriff $5,050,000  
Baltimore OriolesAL$48,726,83223,646,9502Cal Ripken $6,650,000   Rafael Palmeiro $5,406,603   Bobby Bonilla $5,100,000   Roberto Alomar $4,279,379   Mike Mussina $4,000,000  
Boston Red SoxAL$39,676,00072,315,23110Roger Clemens $5,500,000   Mo Vaughn $5,400,000   Jose Canseco $4,725,000   Mike Greenwell $3,700,000   Tom Gordon $3,050,000  
California AngelsAL$26,892,500201,820,52116Mark Langston $5,000,000   Chili Davis $3,800,000   Chuck Finley $3,060,000   Tim Salmon $2,500,000   Jim Abbott $2,200,000  
Chicago CubsNL$30,954,000142,219,11012Sammy Sosa $4,750,000   Mark Grace $4,175,000   Jaime Navarro $3,600,000   Brian McRae $3,400,000   Ryne Sandberg $2,300,000  
Chicago White SoxAL$41,940,00051,676,40319Frank Thomas $7,150,000   Robin Ventura $6,000,000   Danny Tartabull $5,300,000   Alex Fernandez $4,500,000   Ozzie Guillen $4,000,000  
Cincinnati RedsNL$40,719,33461,861,42815Barry Larkin $5,700,000   John Smiley $4,975,000   Mark Portugal $4,333,334   Reggie Sanders $3,575,000   Pete Schourek $3,300,000  
Cleveland IndiansAL$45,317,91443,318,1743Albert Belle $5,700,000   Jack McDowell $4,800,000   Carlos Baerga $4,750,000   Greg Swindell $4,450,000   Dennis Martinez $3,816,766  
Colorado RockiesNL$34,918,490113,891,0141Bill Swift $4,608,333   Andres Galarraga $4,450,000   Larry Walker $4,375,000   Ellis Burks $4,033,333   Dante Bichette $3,591,666  
Detroit TigersAL$21,941,000231,168,61027Cecil Fielder $9,237,500   Ruben Sierra $6,200,000   Travis Fryman $5,175,000   Chad Curtis $2,000,000   Mark Lewis $670,000  
Florida MarlinsNL$30,079,500151,746,76718Gary Sheffield $6,135,000   John Burkett $3,550,000   Kevin Brown $3,350,000   Devon White $3,000,000   Al Leiter $2,750,000  
Houston AstrosNL$26,894,000191,975,88814Doug Drabek $5,050,000   Jeff Bagwell $4,875,000   Greg Swindell $4,450,000   Derek Bell $2,800,000   Craig Biggio $2,075,000  
Kansas City RoyalsAL$18,480,750271,435,99723Kevin Appier $5,051,250   Bip Roberts $2,500,000   Jeff Montgomery $2,150,000   Mark Gubicza $1,600,000   Tim Belcher $1,400,000  
Los Angeles DodgersNL$34,647,000123,188,4544Todd Worrell $4,000,000   Eric Karros $3,150,000   Delino DeShields $3,000,000   Tom Candiotti $3,000,000   Mike Piazza $2,700,000  
Milwaukee BrewersAL$20,482,000251,327,15526Greg Vaughn $5,875,000   Pat Listach $2,200,000   Ben McDonald $2,000,000   Mike Fetters $1,700,000   Ricky Bones $1,425,000  
Minnesota TwinsAL$21,961,500221,437,35222Chuck Knoblauch $4,670,000   Rick Aguilera $3,500,000   Paul Molitor $2,025,000   Dave Hollins $1,350,000   Roberto Kelly $550,000  
Montreal ExposNL$15,410,500281,616,70920Moises Alou $3,050,000   Jeff Fassero $2,800,000   Mel Rojas $2,025,000   Mark Leiter $1,850,000   David Segui $1,550,000  
New York MetsNL$23,456,500211,588,32321Carlos Baerga $4,750,000   Pete Harnisch $3,725,000   Bernard Gilkey $2,787,500   Lance Johnson $2,715,000   John Franco $2,600,000  
New York YankeesAL$52,189,37012,250,87711Cecil Fielder $9,237,500   Ruben Sierra $6,200,000   Paul O'Neill $5,300,000   Kenny Rogers $5,000,000   David Cone $4,666,667  
Oakland AthleticsAL$19,404,500261,148,38028Mark McGwire $7,050,000   Terry Steinbach $4,200,000   Mike Bordick $2,000,000   Geronimo Berroa $1,150,000   Scott Brosius $970,000  
Philadelphia PhilliesNL$28,393,500171,801,67717Lenny Dykstra $6,200,000   Gregg Jefferies $5,500,000   Darren Daulton $5,250,000   Sid Fernandez $3,333,333   Todd Zeile $2,700,000  
Pittsburgh PiratesNL$21,253,500241,332,15025Jay Bell $4,700,000   Orlando Merced $2,700,000   Jeff King $2,500,000   Denny Neagle $2,300,000   Charlie Hayes $1,750,000  
San Diego PadresNL$27,133,026182,187,88613Greg Vaughn $5,875,000   Tony Gwynn $4,300,000   Ken Caminiti $3,275,000   Rickey Henderson $3,250,000   Steve Finley $2,886,672  
San Francisco GiantsNL$34,605,225131,413,92224Barry Bonds $8,416,667   Matt Williams $6,600,000   Robby Thompson $4,958,333   Rod Beck $2,954,451   Kirt Manwaring $1,875,000  
Seattle MarinersAL$39,221,50182,723,8507Ken Griffey $7,650,000   Randy Johnson $6,025,000   Jay Buhner $5,641,667   Chris Bosio $4,250,000   Edgar Martinez $3,500,000  
St. Louis CardinalsNL$38,741,66692,654,7188Danny Jackson $4,100,000   Todd Stottlemyre $4,000,000   Ron Gant $4,000,000   Ozzie Smith $3,500,000   Andy Benes $3,375,000  
Texas RangersAL$35,862,028102,889,0206Juan Gonzalez $7,425,000   Will Clark $5,657,365   Ivan Rodriguez $4,000,000   John Burkett $3,550,000   Kevin Gross $3,300,000  
Toronto Blue JaysAL$28,486,708162,559,5739Joe Carter $6,525,000   John Olerud $6,500,000   Pat Hentgen $2,350,000   Erik Hanson $2,333,333   Juan Guzman $2,240,000