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$256,296,950

April 20, 1987
April 20, 1987

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April 20, 1987

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$256,296,950

$256,296,950

The National debt? No, Just the aggregate salary of the 624 players on major league rosters for Opening Day. The per-player average: $410,732. Just think, back in 1911, Ty Cobb held out all winter to get a raise from $4,500 to $10,000. Babe Ruth's $52,000 salary shocked the nation in 1921, just as his $80,000 did in 1930. It was 1949 before Joe DiMaggio broke the $100,000 barrier. The modern escalation can be traced to an arbitrator's decision that outlawed the reserve clause and opened the free-agency era in 1975. Lately the upward trend has leveled off: This year the average salary on the Atlanta Braves actually dropped $159,003.

On these pages we list players' 1987 guaranteed base salaries, including signing bonuses prorated over the length of the contract. The players are listed alphabetically, from Don Aase ($625,000) to Paul Zuvella ($100,000), and not by salary, which would have been from $2.46 million (Eddie Murray) to $62,500 (the rookie minimum). Special charts on pages 80 and 81 show some unusual incentive clauses; the salary averages for each team; the top-salaried player for each position; the salaries of 14 players who began the season on the disabled list; the salaries of nine former major leaguers being paid although they are no longer in the majors; and, finally, the modest salaries of the 26 major league managers.

DON AASE
$625,000 BALT.

JIM ACKER
$350,000 ATL.

LUIS AGUAYO
$325,000 PHIL.

RICK AGUILERA
$195,000 METS

MIKE ALDRETE
$75,000 S.F.

NEIL ALLEN
$1,260,000 W. SOX

BILL ALMOO
$240,000 PITT.

LARRY ANDERSEN
$300,000 HOU.

DAVE ANDERSON
$225,000 L.A.

RICK ANDERSON
$62,500 K.C.

SCOTT ANDERSON
$62,500 TEX.

TONY ARNOLD
$62,500 BALT.

ALAN ASHBY
$475,000 HOU.

P. ASSENMACHER
$80,000 ATL.

KEITH ATHERTON
$300,000 MINN.

WALLY BACKMAN
$550,000 METS

SCOTT BAILES
$80,000 CLE.

MARK BAILEY
$110,000 HOU.

HAROLD BAINES
$950,000 W. SOX

STEVE BALBONI
$100,000 K.C.

CHRIS BANDO
$305,000 CLE.

SCOTT BANKHEAD
$75,000 SEA.

FLOYD BANNISTER
$930,000 W. SOX

JESSE BARFIELD
$1,237,500 TOR.

MARTY BARRETT
$575,000 BOS.

KEVIN BASS
$630,000 HOU.

DON BAYLOR
$950,000 BOS.

STEVE BEDROSIAN
$825,000 PHIL.

BUDDY BELL
$775,000 REDS

ERIC BELL
$62,500 BALT.

GEORGE BELL
$1,175,000 TOR.

RAFAEL BELLIARD
$130,000 PITT.

BRUCE BENEDICT
$615,000 ATL.

JUAN BENIQUEZ
$430,000 K.C.

JUAN BERENGUER
$152,500 MINN.

DAVE BERGMAN
$331,667 DET.

TONY BERNAZARD
$530,000 CLE.

B. BIANCALANA
$175,000 K.C.

MIKE BIRKBECK
$70,000 MIL.

BUD BLACK
$600,000 K.C.

BERT BLYLEVEN
$1,150,000 MINN.

BRUCE BOCHY
$135,000 S.D.

MIKE BODDICKER
$800,000 BALT.

WADE BOGGS
$1,600,000 BOS.

BARRY BONDS
$100,000 PITT.

BOBBY BONILLA
$115,000 PITT.

CHRIS BOSIO
$67,000 MIL.

THAD BOSLEY
$457,500 K.C.

DARYL BOSTON
$75,000 W. SOX

PHIL BRADLEY
$750,000 SEA.

SCOTT BRADLEY
$90,000 SEA.

GLENN BRAGGS
$70,000 MIL.

M. BRANTLEY
$62,500 SEA.

SID BREAM
$200,000 PITT.

BOB BRENLY
$600,000 S.F.

GEORGE BRETT
$1,500,000 K.C.

GREG BROCK
$385,000 MIL.

TOM BROOKENS
$341,667 DET.

HUBIE BROOKS
$750,000 MON.

BOBBY BROWER
$62,500 TEX.

CHRIS BROWN
$215,000 S.F.

JERRY BROWNE
$62,500 TEX.

TOM BROWNING
$287,500 REDS

TOM BRUNANSKY
$940,000 MINN.

BILL BUCKNER
$776,667 BOS.

STEVE BUECHELE
$135,000 TEX.

RICK BURLESON
$450,000 BALT.

RANDY BUSH
$300,000 MINN.

SAL BUTERA
$137,500 REDS

BRETT BUTLER
$765,000 CLE.

IVAN CALDERON
$75,000 W. SOX

ERNIE CAMACHO
$325,000 CLE.

BILL CAMPBELL
$62,500 MON.

CASEY CANDAELE
$62,500 MON.

JOHN CANDELARIA
$800,000 CAL.

TOM CANDIOTTI
$160,000 CLE.

JOHN CANGELOSI
$100,000 PITT.

JOSE CANSECO
$165,000 A's

STEVE CARLTON
$150,000 CLE.

DON CARMAN
$245,000 PHIL.

GARY CARTER
$1,925,571 METS

JOE CARTER
$250,000 CLE.

CARMELO CASTILLO
$247,500 CLE.

JUAN CASTILLO
$62,500 MIL.

RICK CERONE
$250,000 YANK.

JOHN CERUTTI
$115,000 TOR.

RON CEY
$1,050,000 A's

MARK CIARDI
$62,500 MIL.

JIM CLANCY
$850,000 TOR.

JACK CLARK
$1,300,000 ST. L.

WILL CLARK
$120,000 S.F.

MARK CLEAR
$625,000 MIL.

ROGER CLEMENS
$500,000 BOS.

PAT CLEMENTS
$125,000 YANK.

CHRIS CODIROLI
$295,000 A's

VINCE COLEMAN
$160,000 ST. L.

DARNELL COLES
$105,000 DET.

DAVE CONCEPCION
$320,000 REDS

ONIX CONCEPCION
$150,000 PITT.

DAVID CONE
$62,500 METS

MIKE COOK
$62,500 CAL.

JOEY CORA
$62,500 S.D.

EDWIN CORREA
$115,000 TEX.

JOE COWLEY
$218,000 PHIL.

DANNY COX
$600,000 ST. L.

STEVE CRAWFORD
$396,000 BOS.

CHUCK CRIM
$62,500 MIL.

JOSE CRUZ
$773,333 HOU.

KAL DANIELS
$86,500 REDS

RON DARLING
$1,050,000 METS

DANNY DARWIN
$715,000 HOU.

MARK DAVIDSON
$62,500 MINN.

ALVIN DAVIS
$480,000 SEA.

CHILI DAVIS
$815,000 S.F.

ERIC DAVIS
$300,000 REDS

GLENN DAVIS
$215,000 HOU.

JODY DAVIS
$1,008,333 CUBS

JOEL DAVIS
$62,500 W. SOX

MARK DAVIS
$415,000 S.F

MIKE DAVIS
$780,000 A's

RON DAVIS
$725,000 CUBS

STORM DAVIS
$605,000 S.D.

BILL DAWLEY
$185,000 ST. L.

ANDRE DAWSON
$500,000 CUBS

BRIAN DAYETT
$62,500 CUBS

DOUG DeCINCES
$850,000 CAL.

JEFF DEDMON
$290,000 ATL.

ROB DEER
$215,000 MIL.

JOSE DeLEON
$195,000 W. SOX

RICK DEMPSEY
$400,000 CLE.

BOB DERNIER
$708,333 CUBS

JIM DeSHAIES
$110,000 HOU.

BO DIAZ
$750,000 REDS

MIKE DIAZ
$90,000 PITT.

FRANK DiPINO
$300,000 CUBS

KEN DIXON
$155,000 BALT.

PAT DODSON
$65,000 BOS.

BILL DORAN
$625,000 HOU.

RICH DOTSON
$1,000,000 W. SOX

BRIAN DOWNING
$900,000 CAL.

KELLY DOWNS
$75,000 S.F.

DOUG DRABEK
$85,000 PITT.

DAVE DRAVECKY
$575,000 S.D.

MARIANO DUNCAN
$150,000 L.A.

SHAWON DUNSTON
$155,000 CUBS

LEON DURHAM
$1,183,333 CUBS

JIM DWYER
$275,000 BALT.

LENNY DYKSTRA
$202,500 METS

MIKE EASLER
$700,000 PHIL.

LOGAN EASLEY
$62,500 PITT.

DENNIS ECKERSLEY
$783,333 A's

MARK EICHHORN
$165,000 TOR.

DAVE ENGLE
$150,000 MON.

DARRELL EVANS
$535,000 DET.

DWIGHT EVANS
$933,333 BOS.

STEVE FARR
$150,000 K.C.

MIKE FELDER
$75,000 MIL.

SID FERNANDEZ
$308,000 METS

TONY FERNANDEZ
$350,000 TOR.

CECIL FIELDER
$78,500 TOR.

CHUCK FINLEY
$77,500 CAL.

BRIAN FISHER
$180,000 PITT.

CARLTON FISK
$875,000 W. SOX

MIKE FLANAGAN
$625,000 BALT.

TIM FLANNERY
$326,667 S.D.

SCOTT FLETCHER
$475,000 TEX.

TOM FOLEY
$250,000 MON.

CURT FORD
$70,000 ST. L.

BOB FORSCH
$750,000 ST. L.

JOHN FRANCO
$300,000 REDS

JULIO FRANCO
$775,000 CLE.

TERRY FRANCONA
$225,000 REDS

WILLIE FRASER
$62,500 CAL.

GEORGE FRAZIER
$733,333 MINN.

GARY GAETTI
$900,000 MINN.

GREG GAGNE
$155,000 MINN.

TY GAINEY
$65,000 HOU.

ANDRES GALARRAGA
$91,500 MON.

JIM GANTNER
$850,000 MIL.

GENE GARBER
$750,000 ATL.

LEO GARCIA
$62,500 REDS

WES GARDNER
$70,000 BOS.

PHIL GARNER
$450,000 HOU.

SCOTT GARRELTS
$290,000 S.F.

STEVE GARVEY
$1,450,000 S.D.

KEN GERHART
$62,500 BALT.

DAN GLADDEN
$210,000 MINN.

RENE GONZALEZ
$62,500 BALT.

TOM GORMAN
$75,000 S.D.

RICH GOSSAGE
$1,000,000 S.D.

JIM GOTT
$100,000 S.F.

MARK GRANT
$67,500 S.F.

MIKE GREENWELL
$120,000 BOS.

KEN GRIFFEY
$1,000,000 ATL.

ALFREDO GRIFFIN
$750,000 A's

GREG GROSS
$400,000 PHIL.

KEVIN GROSS
$420,000 PHIL.

JOHN GRUBB
$365,000 DET.

KELLY GRUBER
$96,000 TOR.

CECILIO GUANTE
$405,000 YANK.

MARK GUBICZA
$450,000 K.C.

PEDRO GUERRERO
$1,520,000 L.A.

OZZIE GUILLEN
$175,000 W. SOX

BILL GULLICKSON
$900,000 REDS

DAVE GUMPERT
$71,000 K.C.

JACKIE GUTIERREZ
$150,000 BALT.

JOSE GUZMAN
$107,500 TEX.

TONY GWYNN
$740,000 S.D.

JERRY HAIRSTON
$170,000 W. SOX

ALBERT HALL
$90,000 ATL.

MEL HALL
$550,000 CLE.

TERRY HARPER
$425,000 DET.

GREG HARRIS
$620,000 TEX.

RON HASSEY
$560,000 W. SOX

BILLY HATCHER
$110,000 HOU.

ANDY HAWKINS
$535,000 S.D.

VON HAYES
$1,300,000 PHIL.

ED HEARN
$76,000 K.C.

MIKE HEATH
$650,000 DET.

NEAL HEATON
$400,000 MON.

DAVE HENDERSON
$525,000 BOS.

RICKEY HENDERSON
$1,670,000 YANK.

GEORGE HENDRICK
$700,000 CAL.

TOM HENKE
$291,000 TOR.

KEITH HERNANDEZ
$1,800,000 METS

WILLIE HERNANDEZ
$1,060,000 DET.

LARRY HERNDON
$225,000 DET.

TOM HERR
$925,000 ST. L.

OREL HERSHISER
$800,000 L.A.

TEDDY HIGUERA
$300,000 MIL.

DONNIE HILL
$275,000 W. SOX

GUY HOFFMAN
$75,000 REDS

BRIAN HOLTON
$75,000 L.A.

RICK HONEYCUTT
$805,000 L.A.

RICK HORTON
$410,000 ST. L.

CHARLIE HOUGH
$700,000 TEX.

JACK HOWELL
$95,000 CAL.

JAY HOWELL
$600,000 A's

KEN HOWELL
$170,000 L.A.

KENT HRBEK
$1,310,000 MINN.

GLENN HUBBARD
$535,000 ATL.

CHARLES HUDSON
$305,000 YANK.

MARK HUISMANN
$125,000 SEA.

TIM HULETT
$185,000 W. SOX

TOM HUME
$425,000 PHIL.

CLINT HURDLE
$150,000 METS

BRUCE HURST
$700,000 BOS.

PETE INCAVIGLIA
$172,000 TEX.

GARTH IORG
$362,500 TOR.

BO JACKSON
$333,000 K.C.

DANNY JACKSON
$225,000 K.C.

MIKE JACKSON
$62,500 PHIL.

REGGIE JACKSON
$487,500 A's

BROOK JACOBY
$612,500 CLE.

BOB JAMES
$470,000 W. SOX

CHRIS JAMES
$65,000 PHIL.

DION JAMES
$105,000 ATL.

STAN JAVIER
$75,000 A's

STANLEY JEFFERSON
$63,000 S.D.

STEVE JELTZ
$150,000 PHIL.

TOMMY JOHN
$300,000 YANK.

HOWARD JOHNSON
$297,500 METS

JOE JOHNSON
$135,000 TOR.

J. HENRY JOHNSON
$110,000 MIL.

WALLACE JOHNSON
$72,500 MON.

BARRY JONES
$75,000 PITT.

DOUG JONES
$62,500 CLE.

RUPPERT JONES
$450,000 CAL.

TRACY JONES
$80,000 REDS

WALLY JOYNER
$165,000 CAL.

RON KARKOVICE
$62,500 W. SOX

BOB KEARNEY
$300,000 SEA.

BRYAN KELLY
$65,000 DET.

TERRY KENNEDY
$920,000 BALT.

CHARLIE KERFELD
$110,037 HOU.

JIMMY KEY
$875,000 TOR.

ERIC KING
$80,000 DET.

MIKE KINGERY
$68,000 SEA.

BOB KIPPER
$90,000 PITT.

RON KITTLE
$425,000 YANK.

JOE KLINK
$62,500 MINN.

BOB KNEPPER
$1,000,000 HOU.

RAY KNIGHT
$500,000 BALT.

BILL KRUEGER
$175,000 A's

JOHN KRUK
$110,000 S.D.

MIKE KRUKOW
$618,000 S.F.

MIKE LaCOSS
$300,000 S.F.

LEE LACY
$525,000 BALT.

MIKE LAGA
$75,000 ST. L.

STEVE LAKE
$90,000 ST. L

LES LANCASTER
$62,500 CUBS

KEN LANDREAUX
$737,500 L.A.

BILL LANDRUM
$66,000 REDS

TITO LANDRUM
$286,667 ST. L.

MARK LANGSTON
$370,000 SEA.

CARNEY LANSFORD
$1,200,000 A's

DAVE LaPOINT
$125,000 ST. L.

BARRY LARKIN
$77,500 REDS

TIM LAUDNER
$245,000 MINN.

MIKE LaVALLIERE
$100,000 PITT.

VANCE LAW
$525,000 MON.

TOM LAWLESS
$115,000 ST. L.

RICK LEACH
$250,000 TOR.

TERRY LEACH
$95,000 METS

TIM LEARY
$170,000 L.A.

CRAIG LEFFERTS
$500,000 S.D.

CHARLIE LEIBRANDT
$850,000 K.C.

JOHNNIE LeMASTER
$490,000 A's

CHET LEMON
$670,000 DET.

JEFFREY LEONARD
$900,000 S.F.

JIM LINDEMAN
$62,500 ST. L.

S. LOMBARDOZZI
$105,000 MINN.

DAVEY LOPES
$450,000 HOU.

AURELIO LOPEZ
$300,000 HOU.

DWIGHT LOWRY
$72,500 DET.

MIKE LOYND
$62,500 TEX.

GARY LUCAS
$650,000 CAL.

URBANO LUGO
$78,000 CAL.

ED LYNCH
$550,000 CUBS

FRED LYNN
$1,340,000 BALT.

BARRY LYONS
$62,500 METS

GREG MADDUX
$62,500 CUBS

BILL MADLOCK
$850,000 L.A.

RICK MAHLER
$662,500 ATL.

CANDY MALDONADO
$415,000 S.F.

RICK MANNING
$400,000 MIL.

FRED MANRIQUE
$62,500 W. SOX

MIKE MASON
$280,000 TEX.

MIKE MARSHALL
$670,000 L.A.

CARMELO MARTINEZ
$340,000 S.D.

DAVE MARTINEZ
$62,500 CUBS

ROGER MASON
$77,500 S.F.

GREG MATHEWS
$100,000 ST. L.

GARY MATTHEWS
$733,333 CUBS

DON MATTINGLY
$1,975,000 YANK.

LEN MATUSZEK
$265,000 L.A.

LEE MAZZILLI
$600,000 METS

KIRK McCASKILL
$232,000 CAL.

LLOYD McCLENDON
$62,500 REDS

BOB McCLURE
$550,000 MON.

LANCE McCULLERS
$125,000 S.D.

ODDIBE McDOWELL
$200,000 TEX.

ANDY McGAFFIGAN
$292,500 MON.

WILLIE McGEE
$700,000 ST. L.

SCOTT McGREGOR
$950,000 BALT.

FRED McGRIFF
$62,500 TOR.

MARK McGWIRE
$62,500 A's

JOEL McKEON
$67,500 W. SOX

MARK McLEMORE
$62,500 CAL.

HAL McRAE
$325,000 K.C.

KEVIN McREYNOLDS
$625,000 METS

DAVE MEADS
$62,500 HOU.

BOB MELVIN
$90,000 S.F.

ORLANDO MERCADO
$62,500 DET.

DARRELL MILLER
$91,000 CAL.

EDDIE MILNER
$490,000 S.F.

GREG MINTON
$750,000 S.F.

KEVIN MITCHELL
$125,000 S.D.

DALE MOHORCIC
$92,500 TEX.

PAUL MOLITOR
$1,260,000 MIL.

DONNIE MOORE
$1,000,000 CAL.

MIKE MOORE
$500,000 SEA.

KEITH MORELAND
$1,043,333 CUBS

MIKE MORGAN
$170,000 SEA.

JACK MORRIS
$1,850,000 DET.

JIM MORRISON
$277,500 PITT.

LLOYD MOSEBY
$787,500 TOR.

JOHN MOSES
$80,000 SEA.

JAMIE MOYER
$70,000 CUBS

RANCE MULLINIKS
$450,000 TOR.

JERRY MUMPHREY
$600,000 CUBS

DALE MURPHY
$1,900,000 ATL.

DWAYNE MURPHY
$600,000 A's

ROB MURPHY
$95,000 REDS

EDDIE MURRAY
$2,460,000 BALT.

JEFF MUSSELMAN
$62,500 TOR.

RANDY MYERS
$68,000 METS

GENE NELSON
$350,000 A's

ROB NELSON
$62,500 A's

GRAIG NETTLES
$200,000 ATL.

AL NEWMAN
$70,000 MINN

REID NICHOLS
$310,000 MON.

TOM NIEDENFUER
$725,000 L.A.

JOE NIEKRO
$775,000 YANK.

PHIL NIEKRO
$500,000 CLE.

TOM NIETO
$90,000 MINN.

JUAN NIEVES
$115,000 MIL.

AL NIPPER
$325,000 BOS.

DONELL NIXON
$62,500 SEA.

OTIS NIXON
$100,000 CLE.

MATT NOKES
$68,000 DET.

DICKIE NOLES
$80,000 CUBS

ED NUNEZ
$200,000 SEA.

JOSE NUNEZ
$62,500 TOR.

PETE O'BRIEN
$465,000 TEX.

KEN OBERKFELL
$725,000 ATL.

RON OESTER
$750,000 REDS

BOB OJEDA
$650,000 METS

ED OLWINE
$70,000 ATL.

RANDY O'NEAL
$100,000 ATL.

PAUL O'NEILL
$65,000 REDS

JOSE OQUENDO
$100,000 ST. L.

JESSE OOROSCO
$925,000 METS

JUNIOR ORTIZ
$190,000 PITT.

LARRY OWEN
$62,500 K.C.

SPIKE OWEN
$350,000 BOS.

JIM PACIOREK
$62,500 MIL.

TOM PACIOREK
$235,000 TEX.

MIKE PAGLIARULO
$175,000 YANK.

DAVID PALMER
$725,000 ATL.

JIM PANKOVITS
$110,000 HOU.

DAVE PARKER
$1,041,667 REDS

JEFF PARRETT
$62,500 MON.

LANCE PARRISH
$800,000 PHIL.

LARRY PARRISH
$587,500 TEX.

DAN PASQUA
$110,000 YANK.

BOB PATTERSON
$70,000 PITT.

AL PEDRIQUE
$62,500 METS

ALEJANDRO PENA
$280,000 L.A.

BERT PENA
$85,000 HOU.

TONY PENA
$1,150,000 ST. L.

TERRY PENDLETON
$160,000 ST. L.

GERALD PERRY
$150,000 ATL.

PAT PERRY
$80,000 ST. L.

GENO PETRALLI
$100,000 TEX.

DAN PETRY
$975,000 DET.

GARY PETTIS
$400,000 CAL.

KEN PHELPS
$300,000 SEA.

TONY PHILLIPS
$425,000 A's

DAN PLESAC
$140,000 MIL.

ERIC PLUNK
$75,000 A's

GUS POLIDOR
$67,000 CAL.

DARRELL PORTER
$260,000 TEX.

MARK PORTUGAL
$85,000 MINN.

ALONZO POWELL
$62,500 MON.

TED POWER
$500,000 REDS

JIM PRESLEY
$200,000 SEA.

KIRBY PUCKETT
$365,000 MINN.

TERRY PUHL
$900,000 HOU.

CHARLIE PULEO
$95,000 ATL.

REY QUINONES
$70,000 SEA.

JAMIE QUIRK
$200,000 K.C.

DAN QUISENBERRY
$875,000 K.C.

RAFAEL RAMIREZ
$875,000 ATL.

DOMINGO RAMOS
$80,000 SEA.

MIKE RAMSEY
$62,500 L.A.

WILLIE RANDOLPH
$875,000 YANK.

DENNIS RASMUSSEN
$175,000 YANK.

SHANE RAWLEY
$800,000 PHIL.

JOHNNY RAY
$657,000 PITT.

FLOYD RAYFORD
$248,000 BALT.

RANDY READY
$110,000 S.D.

JEFF REARDON
$825,000 MINN.

GARY REDUS
$400,000 W. SOX

JEFF REED
$75,000 MON.

JERRY REED
$90,000 SEA.

RICK REUSCHEL
$750,000 PITT.

JERRY REUSS
$1,050,000 L.A.

CRAIG REYNOLDS
$416,667 HOU.

HAROLD REYNOLDS
$87,500 SEA.

R.J. REYNOLDS
$190,000 PITT.

RICK RHODEN
$575,000 YANK.

JIM RICE
$2,412,500 BOS.

DAVE RIGHETTI
$800,000 YANK.

JOSE RIJO
$110,000 A's

CAL RIPKEN JR.
$1,350,000 BALT.

BILLY JOE ROBIDOUX
$67,500 MIL.

DON ROBINSON
$185,000 PITT.

JEFF ROBINSON
$190,000 S.F.

RON ROBINSON
$185,000 REDS

RICK RODRIGUEZ
$62,500 A's

GARY ROENICKE
$350,000 ATL.

RON ROENICKE
$191,000 PHIL.

ED ROMERO
$375,000 BOS.

JERRY ROYSTER
$250,000 W. SOX

BRUCE RUFFIN
$100,000 PHIL.

JOHN RUSSELL
$155,000 PHIL.

NOLAN RYAN
$1,000,000 HOU.

BRET SABERHAGEN
$740,000 K.C.

RANDY ST. CLAIRE
$82,000 MON.

LENN SAKATA
$125,000 YANK.

MARK SALAS
$137,000 MINN.

ANGEL SALAZAR
$100,000 K.C.

JOE SAMBITO
$360,000 BOS.

JUAN SAMUEL
$640,000 PHIL.

RYNE SANDBERG
$740,000 CUBS

RAFAEL SANTANA
$250,000 METS

BENITO SANTIAGO
$63,500 S.D.

DAVE SAX
$740,000 BOS.

STEVE SAX
$740,000 L.A.

DAN SCHATZEDER
$427,000 PHIL.

CALVIN SCHIRALDI
$150,000 BOS.

DAVE SCHMIDT
$375,000 BALT.

MIKE SCHMIDT
$2,127,333 PHIL.

DICK SCHOFIELD
$475,000 CAL.

BILL SCHROEDER
$180,000 MIL.

KEN SCHROM
$450,000 CLE.

RICK SCHU
$140,000 PHIL.

MIKE SCIOSCIA
$875,000 L.A.

MIKE SCOTT
$666,667 HOU.

RAY SEARAGE
$125,000 W. SOX

BOB SEBRA
$70,000 MON.

KEVIN SEITZER
$62,500 K.C.

JEFF SELLERS
$77,500 BOS.

MIKE SHARPERSON
$62,500 TOR.

DANNY SHEAFFER
$62,500 BOS.

LARRY SHEETS
$145,000 BALT.

JOHN SHELBY
$300,000 BALT.

PAT SHERIDAN
$190,000 DET.

STEVE SHIELDS
$82,000 SEA.

BOB SHIRLEY
$500,000 YANK.

ERIC SHOW
$787,500 S.D.

RUBEN SIERRA
$97,500 TEX.

TED SIMMONS
$500,000 ATL.

DOUG SISK
$330,000 METS

JOEL SKINNER
$110,000 YANK.

DON SLAUGHT
$431,500 TEX.

ROY SMALLEY
$740,000 MINN.

JOHN SMILEY
$62,500 PITT.

DAVE SMITH
$650,000 HOU.

LEE SMITH
$820,000 CUBS

OZZIE SMITH
$1,940,000 ST. L.

ZANE SMITH
$150,000 ATL.

MIKE SMITHSON
$540,000 MINN.

NATE SNELL
$62,500 DET.

CORY SNYDER
$90,000 CLE.

RAYS SOFF
$72,000 ST. L.

LARY SORENSEN
$62,500 MON.

CHRIS SPEIER
$275,000 S.F.

HARRY SPILMAN
$175,000 S.F.

BOB STANLEY
$1,075,000 BOS.

MATT STARK
$62,500 TOR.

JAMES STEELS
$62,500 S.D.

JOHN STEFERO
$75,000 MON.

TERRY STEINBACH
$62,500 A's

DAVE STEWART
$500,000 A's

DAVE STIEB
$850,000 TOR.

KURT STILLWELL
$75,000 REDS

LES STRAKER
$62,500 MINN.

D. STRAWBERRY
$1,220,000 METS

FRANKLIN STUBBS
$144,000 L.A.

MARC SULLIVAN
$150,000 BOS.

JIM SUNDBERG
$825,000 CUBS

B.J. SURHOFF
$62,500 MIL.

RICK SUTCLIFFE
$1,800,000 CUBS

DON SUTTON
$550,000 CAL.

DALE SVEUM
$70,000 MIL.

GREG SWINDELL
$68,750 CLE.

PAT TABLER
$580,000 CLE.

FRANK TANANA
$662,500 DET.

DANNY TARTABULL
$145,000 K.C.

KENT TEKULVE
$800,000 PHIL.

GARRY TEMPLETON
$737,500 S.D.

WALT TERRELL
$600,000 DET.

MICKEY TETTLETON
$120,000 A's

TIM TEUFEL
$277,500 METS

BOB TEWKSBURY
$85,000 YANK.

BOBBY THIGPEN
$62,500 W. SOX

ANDRES THOMAS
$75,000 ATL.

MILT THOMPSON
$140,000 PHIL.

ROBBY THOMPSON
$140,000 S.F.

ANDRE THORNTON
$1,100,000 CLE.

MARK THURMOND
$370,000 DET.

JAY TIBBS
$160,000 MON.

WAYNE TOLLESON
$385,000 YANK.

ALAN TRAMMELL
$517,143 DET.

ALEX TREVINO
$512,500 L.A.

MANNY TRILLO
$300,000 CUBS

STEVE TROUT
$890,000 CUBS

MIKE TRUJILLO
$80,000 SEA.

JOHN TUDOR
$1,050,000 ST. L.

WILLIE UPSHAW
$960,000 TOR.

JOSE URIBE
$195,000 S.F.

F. VALENZUELA
$1,850,000 L.A.

DAVE VALLE
$82,500 SEA.

ED VANDE BERG
$300,000 CLE.

ANDY VAN SLYKE
$550,000 PITT.

FRANK VIOLA
$830,000 MINN.

OZZIE VIRGIL
$700,000 ATL.

TOM WADDELL
$250,000 CLE.

BOB WALK
$285,000 PITT.

CHICO WALKER
$68,500 CUBS

GREG WALKER
$500,000 W. SOX

GENE WALTER
$139,500 METS

TIM WALLACH
$750,000 MON.

DUANE WARD
$71,500 TOR.

GARY WARD
$600,000 YANK.

C. WASHINGTON
$480,000 YANK.

MITCH WEBSTER
$210,000 MON.

BILL WEGMAN
$80,000 MIL.

BOB WELCH
$837,500 L.A.

LOU WHITAKER
$420,000 DET.

DEVON WHITE
$70,000 CAL.

FRANK WHITE
$750,000 K.C.

ED WHITSON
$900,000 S.D.

ERNIE WHITT
$750,000 TOR.

ALAN WIGGINS
$700,000 BALT.

ROB WILFONG
$341,667 CAL.

CURTIS WILKERSON
$230,000 TEX.

BILL WILKINSON
$62,500 SEA.

FRANK WILLIAMS
$300,000 REDS

MITCH WILLIAMS
$120,000 TEX.

MARK WILLIAMSON
$62,500 BALT.

GLENN WILSON
$662,500 PHIL.

MOOKIE WILSON
$800,000 METS

WILLIE WILSON
$1,000,000 K.C.

DAVE WINFIELD
$1,861,460 YANK.

JIM WINN
$140,000 W. SOX

HERM WINNINGHAM
$90,000 MON.

BOBBY WITT
$92,500 TEX.

MIKE WITT
$883,333 CAL.

ED WOJNA
$70,000 S.D.

TRACY WOODSON
$62,500 L.A.

ROB WOODWARD
$75,000 BOS.

TODD WORRELL
$150,000 ST. L.

BUTCH WYNEGAR
$733,333 CAL.

MARVELL WYNNE
$240,000 S.D.

RICH YETT
$62,500 CLE.

FLOYD YOUMANS
$145,000 MON.

CURT YOUNG
$150,000 A's

MATT YOUNG
$350,000 L.A.

JOEL YOUNGBLOOD
$450,000 S.F.

ROBIN YOUNT
$1,000,000 MIL.

PAUL ZUVELLA
$100,000 YANK.

14 HURT BUT NOT HURTING

In addition to the 624 players on Opening Day rosters, 38 more began the season on the disabled list, notably:

BRUCE SUTTER
$1,729,167 ATL.

DWIGHT GOODEN
$1,500,000 METS

KIRK GIBSON
$1,300,000 DET.

JOAQUIN ANDUJAR
$1,270,000 A's

MARIO SOTO
$1,200,000 REDS

SCOTT SANDERSON
366,667 CUBS

DAMASO GARCIA
$850,000 ATL.

GARY LAVELLE
$800,000 TOR.

MOOSE HAAS
$780,000 A's

TIPPY MARTINEZ
$750,000 BALT.

CECIL COOPER
$742,857 MIL.

TIM STODDARD
$700,000 YANK.

DENNY WALLING
$595,000 HOU.

DENNIS BOYD
$550,000 BOS.

THE TOP-PAID PLAYER AT EACH POSITION

1B: EDDIE MURRAY
$2,460,000
ORIOLES

2B: TOM HERR
$925,000
CARDINALS

3B: MIKE SCHMIDT
$2,127,333
PHILLIES

P: JACK MORRIS
$1,850,000
TIGERS

P: FERNANDO VALENZUELA
$1,850,000
DODGERS

RP: WILLIE HERNANDEZ
$1,060,000
TIGERS

SS: OZZIE SMITH
$1,940,000
CARDINALS

LF: JIM RICE
$2,412,500
RED SOX

CF: RICKEY HENDERSON
$1,670,000
YANKEES

RF: DALE MURPHY
$1,900,000
BRAVES

DH: ANDRE THORNTON
$1,100,000
INDIANS

C: GARY CARTER
$1,925,571
METS

REWARDING EXPERIENCES

Incentive clauses are all the rage, and why not? They encourage players to do their best and let owners pay only for results that please them.

Wade Boggs, for one, will earn $250,000 if he's the regular-season MVP, $100,000 for being the League Championship Series MVP and another $100,000 if he's the World Series MVP, $50,000 if he's an All-Star, $50,000 if he wins a Gold Glove and $35,000 if he wins the Silver Slugger.

Kirby Puckett gets $30,000 for winning either a Gold Glove or making the All-Star team, but only $50,000 for both. Kirby is accustomed to hard luck, though. Last year he would have pocketed $25,000 if he had been among the top five in MVP voting—he was sixth, two votes behind Jesse Barfield—and another $10,000 for 725 plate appearances. He finished with 723.

Nobody said it's fair: Oakland will give Tony Phillips $5,000 if he's the World Series MVP and $200,000 to Reggie Jackson for the same feat.

Reggie will also get 15¬¨¬®¬¨¢ for every fan the A's draw between 1.6 and 1.7 million, 20¬¨¬®¬¨¢ for each one between 1.7 and 1.8 and 30¬¨¬®¬¨¢ per fan after that. Dale Murphy will earn $100,000 if the Braves draw 2.2 million and another $100,000 if they pass 2.6.

It also pays to stay healthy. Phillies catcher Lance Parrish will get $200,000 if his back problems don't land him on the DL before the All-Star break. A similar deal will give the Cubs' Andre Dawson $150,000 if his knee holds up, while the Cardinals' Willie McGee will receive $25,000 if he plays in 125 games.

The Royals' Steve Balboni had the easiest goal: He got $200,000 for being in uniform on Opening Day. He now gets $65,000 for every 30 games he is physically able to appear in. As for long odds, it's unlikely that the Red Sox's Al Nipper will win the Cy Young Award. But if he does, he'll rake in $50,000.
—IVAN MAISEL

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SIX HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT PHOTOSPHOTOSTEVE KEMPILLUSTRATION

PHOTOGRAPHS BY

Andrew D. Bernstein, Dennis Brodeur, Capital Cities/ABC Inc., John Collier, Scott Cunningham, Foto Pronto, Steven Green, John D. Hanlon, V.J. Lovero, Richard Mackson, Buck Miller, Ronald C. Modra, Anthony Neste, Michael O'Bryon, Mickey Pfleger, Philadelphia Phillies, Bill Smith, Rick Smith/Focus West, Chuck Solomon, Larry Stoudt, Norton Tadder, Tony Tomsic, Toronto Blue Jays, Corky Trewin, Bob Watson, Jerry Wachter, Hank Young.

THE TEAMS
(Ranked by avg. salary)

1. Dodgers

$580,250

2. Cubs

$556,256

3. Red Sox

$552,646

4. Yankees

$551,519

5. Orioles

$550,229

6. Mets

$526,899

7. Phillies

$504,930

8. Braves

$462,188

9. Tigers

$445,978

10. Cardinals

$445,049

11. Twins

$432,097

12. Astros

$430,363

13. Blue Jays

$423,417

14. Angels

$408,181

15. Royals

$405,833

16. Padres

$405,340

17. A's

$392,951

18. White Sox

$371,979

19. Indians

$363,073

20. Giants

$326,583

21. Reds

$313,194

22. Expos

$312,959

23. Brewers

$266,542

24. Rangers

$240,250

25. Pirates

$223,730

26. Mariners

$186,146

MANAGERS
(Ranked by salary*)

1. Pete Rose, Reds

$750,000

2. Tommy Lasorda, Dodgers

$500,000

3. Whitey Herzog, Cardinals

$450,000

4. Chuck Tanner, Braves

$400,000

5. Tony La Russa, A's

$333,000

6. Davey Johnson, Mets

$325,000

7. Lou Piniella, Yankees

$300,000

8. Sparky Anderson, Tigers

$275,000

9. Buck Rodgers, Expos

$250,000

10. Pat Corrales, Indians

$200,000

10. Jim Fregosi, White Sox

$200,000

10. J. McNamara, Red Sox

$200,000

10. Dick Williams, Mariners

$200,000

14. Hal Lanier, Astros

$175,000

14. Gene Mauch, Angels

$175,000

16. Roger Craig, Giants

$160,000

17. Gene Michael, Cubs

$150,000

18. Bobby Valentine, Rangers

$130,000

19. Larry Bowa, Padres

$125,000

19. John Felske, Phillies

$125,000

19. Billy Gardner, Royals

$125,000

22. Jimy Williams, Blue Jays

$120,000

23. Tom Kelly, Twins

$100,000

23. Jim Leyland, Pirates

$100,000

23. Cal Ripken, Orioles

$100,000

23. Tom Trebelhorn, Brewers

$100,000

*As reported by the Detroit Free Press

9 PAID BUT NOT PRESENT
These former big leaguers still get big bucks

1. Steve Kemp

$1,570,000 (by the Pirates)

2. Bill Caudill

$ 1,300,000 (by the Blue Jays)

3. J. Thompson

$1,000,000 (Expos and Pirates)

4. Len Barker

$900,000 (by the Braves)

5. Larry McWilliams

$900,000 (by the Pirates)

6. John Castino

$850,000 (by the Twins)

7. Dale Berra

$627,500 (by the Yankees)

8. Omar Moreno

$600,000 (by the Yankees)

9. Jim Slaton

$400,000 (by the Angels)