Baseball's Highest-Paid Players in 1931

* 1. Babe Ruth: $80,000 ($857,000 today's money)

* 2. Rogers Hornsby: $40,000 ($429,000 today)

* 3. Hack Wilson: $33,000 ($354,000 today)

* 4. Al Simmons: $30,000 ($322,000 today)

* 5. Bill Terry: $25,000 ($268,000 today)

* 5. Lou Gehrig: $25,000 ($268,000 today)

Source: "The Life That Ruth Built" and WFS (Marshall Smelser, Random House, 1975)

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