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24/7 Wall St.: Highest-Paid Players of All Time

10. Babe Ruth

Salary ratio: 10.66
Sport: baseball (right fielder)
Highest salary: $80,000 (1930)
Average player salary: $7,500 (1930)

Arguably the most famous Baseball player of all time, George Herman “Babe” Ruth played 22 total seasons with three teams, most notably the New York Yankees. Ruth began his career as a pitcher for the Red Sox. However, it was not until he was sold to the Yankees in 1919 that the “Bambino” came into his own as one of the best hitters in the history of the game. During his fifteen-year career with New York, Ruth helped his team win four World Series titles, and personally set multiple hitting records that would stand for decades. He was the first player to hit 60 home runs in a single season. He also hit 714 home runs over the course of his career, a record that wasn’t broken until 1974. Ruth was one of the first five players to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

(AP Photo)

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