Major League Baseball in 2014 is a big business. Projected revenues for this season are for over $9 Billion dollars. There are 30 teams, fifteen each in the National and American Leagues. Minimum salaries for players are $500,000 and the average salary is $3.39M. Players travel on chartered jets and get mandatory off days every couple of weeks.
Edward Achorn in his new book The Summer of Beer and Whiskey takes us back 131 years when Major League Baseball was a far different world.