TitleMajor League Baseball Salary and Performance Data, 1986-1987
Type of itemCollection
Date(s) of creation1987
Abstract or summaryThe dataset has performance and salary information on North American Major League Baseball players during the 1986 season, along with 1987 salaries. This was the 1988 ASA Graphics Section Poster Session dataset, organized by Lorraine Denby on the topic ""Why They Make What They Make - An Analysis of Major-League Baseball Salaries." The data consist of three files containing data on the regular and leading substitute hitters in 1986, the regular pitchers in 1986, and the team statistics. The salary data were taken from Sports Illustrated, April 20, 1987. The 1986 and career statistics were taken from The 1987 Baseball Encyclopedia Update published by Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York. The team attendance figures were obtained from the Elias Sports Bureau, personal conversation. The data was redistributed through Carnegie Mellon University's StatLib(lib.stat.cmu.edu).