Baseball is the 2nd richest sport in the world. However, during the Covid-19 season, there are baseball players who have to complain about the risk of starvation before being affected by the disease.
According to the statistics of Rulesofsport, in the 10 richest sports in the world, baseball is ranked at No. 2 and is also expected to rise to No. 1 in the future. Statistics show that the average salary of baseball village up to 3.82 million USD / year.
For comparison, the average salary in the Premier League is only $ 1.6 million / year. The only sport richer than baseball is basketball, with an average annual salary of $ 4.9 million. Texas Rodriguez’s Alex Rodriguez earned $ 33 million in 2019. Meanwhile, the brand value of the New York Yankees baseball team amounted to $ 4.6 billion.
However, going into the baseball village to see the prosperity in the newspaper is not for all. Somewhere in the American baseball village, many players are joking that they can “starve to death before the disease”. It is a harsh fact that without Covid-19, very few people know this truth.
The wealth of the American baseball village only focuses on the big players playing at the MLB (the highest baseball league in the US). However, in lower leagues, such as MiLB, for example, there are players who are struggling with an allowance of only … 10 USD / day in the time of non-competition
And when the stadium lights, their salary is only between 1,200 USD – 2,400 USD / month, lower than the average income of Americans. John O’Reilly of the Rutgers baseball team is an example. After the MiLB was closed, O’Reilly was not economically strong enough to stay in the city. He had to carry luggage back at his parents’ home in New Jersey.
The American Professional Baseball League (MLB) brings together many international players from CH Dominica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other countries. However, these people are currently having difficulty in the process of entering the US to focus on the team due to the government tightening immigration procedures because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Some people are still facing financial difficulties as the host club announces that they will suspend the payment of wages because they are no longer playing.