How much income, on average, does a baseball superstar earn in the US? For starters, baseball belongs to the top 3 sports when it comes to revenue, together with Pro football and basketball. However, the average baseball salary is $3.3 million while the average NFL player makes $1.9 million!

You can find a lot more compelling facts about America’s favorite sport in the graphic below:

  • Baseball had eight $20 million-a-year players last season. Football had one, Peyton Manning ($23 million).
  • NFL has a greater annual revenue ($9 billion) than MLB ($7 billion). But baseball only has 650 players compared with 1,696 in the NFL.
  • Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers gets a hefty salary of $ 21 million costing $ 146,853 per game.
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