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The First Professional Baseball Team Was The?

Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees
Pittsburg Pirates
Cincinnati Reds

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 Operator Of Autonomous Vehicles In The World Is?

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The Creator Of What Product Was Cremated And Turned Into His Invention Upon Death?

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Which Of These Birds Teaches Their Offspring A Secret Password While They Are Incubating?

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Unlike Water, You Cannot Sink In?

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In The Original Batman TV Show, Batman’s Utility Pouches Were Made Of?

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The Only Pantone Color Named After A Movie Character Is Named After A Character From Which Movie?

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If Alexander Graham Bell Had His Way, We’d Start Telephone Conversations With What?

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What Soda Does Marty McFly Drink In The Back To The Future Movies?

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What Was The First Volunteer Distributed Computing Project?

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The Oligodynamic Effect Is A Phenomenon That Describes?