It is ironic that in this age of recession, baseball players are doing better than they ever have before. Teachers are chastised for asking for full time wages for working 10 months a year, while ballplayers play a game for 6 months a year and the average major league ballplayer is paid FIFTY TIMES (average major league salary $2 million/year … Starting teaching salary $40K) that of a beginning teacher. Since the rising salary is a fact of life, let’s figure out just how much these players contribute to their teams.
Students are required to research a single position for a single major league team. That student will then take the highest 9 contributors to the team and create an excel chart similar to the one I have attached. This chart will have wins, losses, strikeouts and saves for pitchers. Students who decide to concentrate on hitters will include the columns hits, homeruns, runs, and rbi.