Reflections on Salary Shares and Salary Caps

@article{Zimbalist2010ReflectionsOS,
  title={Reflections on Salary Shares and Salary Caps},
  author={Andrew S. Zimbalist},
  journal={Journal of Sports Economics},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={17 - 28}
}
  • A. Zimbalist
  • Published 13 January 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of Sports Economics
This article takes a closer look at salary and revenue figures for the four major professional sports in the United States. It shows that the reporting typically offered in the popular media and often picked up in academic work can be rather misleading. The article first considers the conundrums in defining player compensation and then those connected to revenue. On the basis of adjusted data, the article proceeds to look at salary shares in revenue across the four leagues and considers the… 

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See previous footnote
The $11.8 million does not include compensation to the players on the 40-man major league roster