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Updated: April 16, 1946


 
Toronto signings fuel rise in salaries

Staten Island (NY) -- Player salaries jumped to 6.2s per player, ending two consecutive years of declines. Last year, the average salary stood at 5.9s.

Helping to fuel the increase were the 7 6-s player and 7 free agent deals. Besides Jose Altuve's 5-year accord, Aroldis Chapman and Adam Jones left for Toronto with max deals in their pockets.

Expansion NYC Scrappers are the lowest paid club at 4.4s per.

Norm Cash cap remains
Only Brooklyn surpassed the 377-shekel Norm Cash line. The salary cap will remain at 406 shekels for the current season.

Dated April 17, 1946
 
1946 BVL Payroll -1
 
Amerian
  Club (players)
Payroll (avg)
Balance -2
  Toronto (50)
362 (7.2)
44
  Brick Church (50)
362 (7.2)
44
  Banksville (50)
271 (5.4)
135
  Lower East Side (50)
225 (4.5)
181
  New York City (50)
219 (4.4)
187
   
1439 (5.8)
 
National
  Brooklyn (50)
388 (7.8)
18
  New England (50)
365 (7.3)
41
  Indianapolis (50)
353 (7.1)
53
  New York (50)
322 (6.4)
84
  Homestead (50)
251 (5.0)
155
   
1679 (6.7)
  League total
3118 (6.2)
 
NOTES
1 - Payroll in shekels; as of April 15, 1946 rosters.
2 - Balance based on 406 cap


 
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