‘KBO 3 times’ NPB average annual salary of 444 million won… Isn’t the first place ‘Sobang’?

The Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Yomiuri Giants team recaptured the highest-paid position.

Japan’s Sankei Shimbun announced on the 24th that ‘Yomiuri, who recorded 68.09 million yen (677 million won), ranked first in the team’s average annual salary in 2023’ based on the data of the NPB players association. According to the report, the Softbank Hawks, which had been in first place for three consecutive years until last year, came in second with 67.63 million yen (673 million won). Rakuten Golden Eagles ranked third following last year with 53.53 million yen (532 million won). The Orix Buffaloes, who won the Japan Series championship last year in 26 years, dropped from 39.22 million yen (390 million won) to 35.25 million yen (350 million won), and the lowest team salary was the Nippon Ham Fighters (25.69 million yen, 255 million won) for the second consecutive year. million) was confirmed.

The subjects of this survey were 713 Japanese players who joined the NPB players association, and the total annual salary was 31.9 billion 1.28 million yen (317.4 billion won). It is known that the average annual salary is 44.68 million yen (444 million won), the Central League average is 45.52 million yen (452 ​​million won), the highest ever, and the Pacific League is 43.85 million yen (436 million won), down 3.5% from the previous year.안전놀이터

Meanwhile, the average annual salary of 506 players (excluding newcomers and foreign players) belonging to 10 clubs in the 2023 KBO League announced by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) last month was 146.48 million won, which is one-third of the NPB. This is a decrease of about 4% from last year’s record high average annual salary of 152.59 million won. SSG Landers, who won the combined championship last year, took first place for two consecutive years with an average annual salary of 175.59 million won. Samsung Lions ranked second with 163.41 million won. The team with the lowest annual salary is the KIA Tigers (117.47 million won). 

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