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The First Professional Baseball Team Was The?

Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City Royals
Pittsburg Pirates
New York Yankees

Answer: Cincinnati Reds

Long before internationally known teams and players with million dollar salaries, baseball was a more humble affair. In fact, prior to 1869 there wasn’t even a professional team to be seen anywhere in the United States.

That changed the year the Cincinnati Red Stockings, precursor to the modern Cincinnati Reds, paid all ten of their players (with the highest salary being $1,400) and created the first fully salaried baseball team in American history. Adjusted for inflation, that highest salary is a modest $24,500 in current U.S. dollars.

For comparison, the minimum salary in the MLB as of the 2014 season is $500,000 and the average salary in 2013 was $3,386,212. Perhaps the guys back in 1869 should have argued for bonuses based on participating in the founding and promotion of one of America’s rather profitable pastimes.

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The Largest Recorded Family Tree In The World Belongs To The Descendants Of?

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The Magnavox Odyssey Came With What To Enhance Early Video Game Play?

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The Wreck Of The Titanic Was Discovered While Searching For?

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For the Indian Auto Market, Car Makers Build Special What?

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Which Of These Fruits And Vegetables Is Composed Of The Most Water?

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The Phone Books On Which Of These Islands Include Nicknames For Citizens?

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The Hubble Telescope Runs Off Which Of These CPUs?

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What Substance Is A Key Component In Both Black and White Photography and Jell-O?

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The Slang Term “Ameritrash” Is Commonly Used In Which Of These Hobbies?