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The salary data on this chart was used to populate the salary field on the Babe Ruth page here on Baseball Almanac. To date we have collected, in a similar fashion, more than 19,000 pieces of salary data.
was the first player in Major League history to reach the $50,000 salary plateau. View our chart of Famous First Salary Levels
to see who made it to $100,000, $500,000, $1,000,000 and many other notable marks.