Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Money, Economics, Revenue sharing
Major League Baseball (Organization); Money; Economics; Revenue sharing
This past week Mike Mussina signed with the New York Yankees for $88.5M over six-year period with $12M of that a signing bonus to be spread over the contract at $2M per year. Next year Mussina will make $10M pitching for the Yankees. Considered by many to be one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, Mussina gives the Yankees a formidable starting rotation, and this has already led some to concede next year's World Championship to them. This might be a bit premature for early December but it is difficult to deny that they are the clear early favorites.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Baseball's Rising Salaries - Bud Lite At Congressional Hearing" (2000). On Sport and Society. 185.