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Quintile Analysis of Baseball Salaries

on 03/08/2005


Much has been made about the robust growth of baseball salaries and its effect on the competitive balance of the game. With this in mind I compiled the total payrolls of the Major League Baseball teams from information provided by the USA Today Baseball Salaries database ( for the past 10 seasons. I then divided the teams into Quintiles (or Fifths) and created a summary page with data on winning seasons, playoff appearances and World Series championships.

My original intention was to write an article for, but I think it would make for better discussion to just post the information and let the great minds here decipher it. With that in mind I


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