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Updated: June 25, 1947


 
Salaries drop but not Zach Grienke's

Staten Island (NY) -- Player salaries declined to 5.8s per player. Last year, the average salary stood at 6.2s.

A poor free agent pool played a factor in lowering salaries. Only 4 FAs were signed, including the largest contract ever: Toronto sealed the deal by giving Zach Greinke a 5-year pact worth 540s.

LES is the lowest paid club at 3.8s per player. Yet, their ticket prices are second highest in the BVL.

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

Dated June 25, 1947
 
1947 BVL Payroll -1
 
Amerian
  Club (players)
Payroll (avg)
Balance -2
  Brick Church (50)
404 (8.1)
2
  Toronto (50)
356 (7.1)
50
  New York City (50)
216 (4.3)
190
  Banksville (50)
204 (4.1)
202
  LES (50)
190 (3.8)
216
   
1370 (5.5)
 
National
  Indianapolis (50)
345 (6.9)
61
  New England (50)
308 (6.9)
98
  Brooklyn (50)
308 (6.9)
98
  New York (50)
289 (5.8)
117
  Homestead (50)
284 (5.7)
122
   
1534 (6.1)
  League total
2904 (5.8)
 
NOTES
1 - Payroll in shekels; as of June 25, 1947 rosters.
2 - Balance based on 406 cap


 
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