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1997 Baseball PayrollsPayrolls and Salaries
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Danny Sheaffer earned $425,000 in 1997.
This is a Payroll Summary for 1997. 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 SalaryAlbert Belle - Chicago White Sox - $10,000,000
League Minimum$150,000
League Average Salary$1,182,177

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1997 Team Payrolls

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Team NameLeaguePayrollRkAttendanceRkTop 5 Salaries
Anaheim AngelsAL$29,452,672221,767,33018Ken Hill $4,850,000   Chuck Finley $4,000,000   Mark Langston $4,000,000   Tim Salmon $3,500,000   Rickey Henderson $3,045,000  
Atlanta BravesNL$50,488,50053,464,4883John Smoltz $7,000,000   Greg Maddux $6,775,000   Fred McGriff $5,500,000   Tom Glavine $5,050,000   Kenny Lofton $4,825,000  
Baltimore OriolesAL$54,871,39923,711,1322Cal Ripken $6,850,000   Mike Mussina $6,825,000   Roberto Alomar $6,354,379   Rafael Palmeiro $5,337,021   Brady Anderson $4,050,000  
Boston Red SoxAL$43,232,000122,226,13612Mo Vaughn $6,350,000   Steve Avery $4,850,000   John Valentin $3,750,000   Wil Cordero $3,000,000   Tom Gordon $2,900,000  
Chicago CubsNL$39,829,333142,190,30813Sammy Sosa $5,500,000   Mel Rojas $4,583,333   Mark Grace $4,525,000   Brian McRae $3,900,000   Kevin Tapani $3,750,000  
Chicago White SoxAL$54,377,50031,864,78216Albert Belle $10,000,000   Frank Thomas $7,150,000   Robin Ventura $6,000,000   Jaime Navarro $5,000,000   Wilson Alvarez $4,662,500  
Cincinnati RedsNL$43,267,000111,785,78817Ruben Sierra $6,700,000   Barry Larkin $5,350,000   John Smiley $3,750,000   Reggie Sanders $3,700,000   Hal Morris $3,100,000  
Cleveland IndiansAL$54,130,23243,404,7504Matt Williams $7,150,000   David Justice $6,300,000   Marquis Grissom $4,850,000   Jack McDowell $4,800,000   John Smiley $3,750,000  
Colorado RockiesNL$42,870,501133,888,4531Larry Walker $6,325,000   Dante Bichette $5,166,667   Andres Galarraga $4,950,000   Bill Swift $4,608,333   Ellis Burks $4,000,000  
Detroit TigersAL$16,304,500271,365,15727Travis Fryman $6,400,000   Scott Sanders $1,300,000   Omar Olivares $1,125,000   Todd Jones $975,000   Willie Blair $800,000  
Florida MarlinsNL$47,753,00072,364,38711Alex Fernandez $7,000,000   Gary Sheffield $6,100,000   Bobby Bonilla $5,600,000   Darren Daulton $4,825,000   Kevin Brown $4,510,000  
Houston AstrosNL$32,935,000202,046,78115Jeff Bagwell $8,040,000   Craig Biggio $6,280,000   Derek Bell $3,250,000   Sean Berry $2,250,000   Shane Reynolds $2,050,000  
Kansas City RoyalsAL$31,225,000211,517,63822Jay Bell $5,000,000   Dean Palmer $4,800,000   Kevin Appier $4,800,000   Chili Davis $3,800,000   Jeff King $2,500,000  
Los Angeles DodgersNL$43,400,000103,319,5045Mike Piazza $7,000,000   Eric Karros $4,500,000   Todd Worrell $3,750,000   Eric Young $3,200,000   Todd Zeile $3,100,000  
Milwaukee BrewersAL$21,320,332251,444,02725Ben McDonald $5,000,000   John Jaha $3,387,500   Julio Franco $3,292,404   Pete Harnisch $3,213,400   Dave Nilsson $2,700,000  
Minnesota TwinsAL$25,747,500231,411,06426Chuck Knoblauch $6,150,000   Paul Molitor $3,500,000   Rick Aguilera $3,075,000   Terry Steinbach $2,850,000   Bob Tewksbury $2,000,000  
Montreal ExposNL$18,335,500261,497,60923Pedro Martinez $3,615,000   Mike Lansing $2,700,000   Henry Rodriguez $2,300,000   David Segui $1,550,000   Darrin Fletcher $1,350,000  
New York MetsNL$38,474,567161,766,17419John Olerud $6,500,000   Carlos Baerga $4,750,000   Mel Rojas $4,583,333   Todd Hundley $4,150,000   Brian McRae $3,900,000  
New York YankeesAL$59,148,87712,580,32510Cecil Fielder $9,237,500   David Cone $6,666,667   Paul O'Neill $5,500,000   Bernie Williams $5,300,000   Kenny Rogers $5,000,000  
Oakland AthleticsAL$21,911,000241,264,21828Mark McGwire $7,150,000   Jose Canseco $4,225,000   Geronimo Berroa $3,300,000   Scott Brosius $2,550,000   Billy Taylor $575,000  
Philadelphia PhilliesNL$35,463,500171,490,63824Gregg Jefferies $5,500,000   Darren Daulton $4,825,000   Curt Schilling $3,500,000   Mark Portugal $2,350,000   Danny Tartabull $2,000,000  
Pittsburgh PiratesNL$9,071,666281,657,02221Shawon Dunston $2,325,000   Al Martin $2,266,667   Kevin Elster $1,650,000   Kevin Young $400,000   Dale Sveum $400,000  
San Diego PadresNL$34,698,672182,089,33314Danny Jackson $4,600,000   Tony Gwynn $4,575,000   Greg Vaughn $4,000,000   Wally Joyner $3,800,000   Andy Ashby $3,400,000  
San Francisco GiantsNL$33,469,213191,690,86920Barry Bonds $8,666,667   Wilson Alvarez $4,662,500   Roberto Hernandez $4,620,000   Rod Beck $3,183,380   Jose Vizcaino $2,800,000  
Seattle MarinersAL$39,667,628153,192,2376Ken Griffey $7,885,532   Randy Johnson $6,325,000   Jay Buhner $4,827,962   Jeff Fassero $3,466,667   Edgar Martinez $3,050,000  
St. Louis CardinalsNL$44,179,16792,634,0148Mark McGwire $7,150,000   Andy Benes $4,850,000   Danny Jackson $4,600,000   Ron Gant $4,500,000   Ray Lankford $4,466,667  
Texas RangersAL$50,112,26862,945,2287Juan Gonzalez $7,500,000   Ivan Rodriguez $6,825,000   Will Clark $5,657,365   Ken Hill $4,850,000   Dean Palmer $4,800,000  
Toronto Blue JaysAL$45,894,83382,589,2979Roger Clemens $8,400,000   Ruben Sierra $6,700,000   Joe Carter $6,500,000   Juan Guzman $4,000,000   Erik Hanson $3,533,333