MLB Highest Paid Player by Year

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Can you name the highest paid baseball player for each year since 1907?

Updated Apr 27, 2015

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YearPlayerSalary
1906$8,500
1907$8,500
1908$8,500
1909$9,000
1910$9,000
1911$9,000
1912$10,000
1913$15,000
1914$15,000
1915$15,000
1916$15,050
1917$20,000
1918$20,000
1919$20,000
1920$20,000
1921$25,000
1922$52,000
1923$52,000
1924$52,000
1925$52,000
1926$52,000
1927$70,000
1928$70,000
1929$70,000
1930$80,000
1931$80,000
1932$75,000
1933$52,000
YearPlayerSalary
1934$35,000
1935$31,000
1936$36,000
1937$36,000
1938$39,000
1939$35,000
1940$35,000
1941$55,000
1942$43,750
1943$27,000
1944$27,000
1945$25,000
1946$55,000
1947$70,000
1948$65,000
1949$100,000
1950$100,000
1951$90,000
1952$85,000
1953$85,000
1954$85,000
1955$67,000
1956$58,000
1957$65,000
1958$65,000
1959$75,000
1960$80,000
1961$85,000
YearPlayerSalary
1962$90,000
1963$105,000
1964$105,000
1965$105,000
1966$130,000
1967$125,000
1968$125,000
1969$135,000
1970$135,000
1971$167,000
1972$167,000
1973$200,000
1974$250,000
1975$240,000
1976$240,000
1977$560,000
1978$560,000
1979$800,000
1980$1,000,000
1981$1,400,000
1982$1,500,000
1983$1,652,333
1984$1,989,875
1985$2,096,967
1986$1,964,423
1987$2,412,500
1988$2,340,000
1989$2,766,667
YearPlayerSalary
1990$3,200,000
1991$3,800,000
1992$6,100,000
1993$6,200,000
1994$6,300,000
1995$9,237,500
1996$9,237,500
1997$10,000,000
1998$14,936,667
1999$11,949,794
2000$15,714,286
2001$22,000,000
2002$22,000,000
2003$22,000,000
2004$21,726,881
2005$26,000,000
2006$21,680,727
2007$23,428,571
2008$28,000,000
2009$33,000,000
2010$33,000,000
2011$32,000,000
2012$30,000,000
2013$29,000,000
2014$25,000,000
2015$32,000,000

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