In analyzing the information surrounding the New York Yankees, one can see that the salary for the New York Yankees is $208 million which, numerically, is well over the $73 million average for the league. By analyzing the data using this test we will be able to gather the necessary information to prove or disprove the hypotheses. As an interesting note about the league’s average salary, the data set that is given does not give us the amount of players for each team. So if a team as 20 players versus a team that that has 30 players on the roster, the team with 20 players could bring down or raise the average of the total league.
Baseball has not been subjected to the salary cap rules in place for the National Football League and other professional sports. As such, owners have been free to spend whatever is necessary in order to assemble a championship team. The Yankees, under George Steinbrenner, have been the yardstick of the validity of the claim that a championship baseball team can be purchased. In 2003, Florida Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga outspent most of the rest of the baseball teams to win the World Series by beating the New York Yankees. Still, Huizenga’s $54 million payroll paled in comparison to the Yankees’ $164 million payroll that year. This analysis explores the question of whether the New York Yankees’ payroll is greater than the average payroll of the other 29 teams in Major League Baseball.
The hypothesis that we have developed for this paper is that the salary of the New York Yankees is greater than the average of the other 29 teams in Major League Baseball. The statistics are based on the salaries of the 30 teams from the 2005 season. The average of the 30 teams at that time was $73 million, whereas the Yankees salary was $208 million that year.
The New York Yankees salary is not more...