MLB Highest Average Annual Salary (1979 - present)

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Salary ($US) [years]PlayerDate Signed (team)
$1,170,000 [3]Nov 19, 1979 (Hou)
$2,500,000 [10]Dec 15, 1980 (NYY)
$2,600,000 [5]Sept 4, 1985 (Bal)
$2,633,333 [3]Feb 16, 1989 (LAD)
$2,970,000 [3]Nov 17, 1989 (KC)
$3,000,000 [3]Nov 22, 1989 (Min)
$3,200,000 [5]Dec 1, 1989 (Cal)
$3,250,000 [4]Dec 11, 1989 (KC)
$3,500,000 [2]Jan 17, 1990 (Oak)
$3,750,000 [4]Jan 22, 1990 (SF)
$3,860,000 [5]Apr 9, 1990 (NYY)
$4,700,000 [5]Jun 28, 1990 (Oak)
$5,380,000 [4]Feb 2, 1991 (Bos)
$5,800,000 [5]Dec 2, 1991 (NYM)
Salary ($US) [years]PlayerDate Signed (team)
$7,100,000 [4]Mar 2, 1992 (ChC)
$7,290,000 [6]Dec 6, 1992 (SF)
$8,500,000 [4]Jan 31, 1996 (Sea)
$11,000,000 [5]Nov 19, 1996 (ChW)
$11,450,000 [2]Mar 20, 1997 (SF)
$11,500,000 [5]Aug 10, 1997 (Atl)
$12,500,000 [6]Dec 10, 1997 (Bos)
$13,000,000 [7]Oct 26, 1998 (NYM)
$13,333,333 [6]Nov 25, 1998 (Ana)
$15,000,000 [7]Dec 12, 1998 (LAD)
$15,450,000 [2]Aug 11, 2000 (NYY)
$17,000,000 [4]Oct 20, 2000 (Tor)
$25,200,000 [10]Dec 10, 2000 (Tex)
$27,500,000 [10]Dec 13, 2007 (NYY)

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