In 1930, the great Babe Ruth signed a new contract with the New York Yankees that would pay him $80,000 a year. That was $5,000 more than the U.S. President at the time, Herbert Hoover, was making. When asked if he thought he deserved to be paid more than the President, Ruth quipped, “Why not? I had a better year than he did.” We have to wonder: What would the “Sultan of Swat” think if he could see the salaries of today’s major league players? Here’s a list of the Top 10 highest-paid players in baseball (based on average yearly salaries).
(Source: Spotrac.com, the largest online resource for sports teams and players salaries.)
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