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BUSAN, South Korea -- The average annual salary of South Korean professional baseball players has surpassed the 100 million won mark in 2014 for the first time in history, the baseball governing body said Wednesday. 

According to the report released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), a total of 477 South Korean players, excluding rookies and foreign players, will receive a record high of 106.4 million won (US$99,198) on average for the 2014 season, up 11.8 percent from the previous record of 95.17 million won last year. 

It is the first time for the average salary of players to exceed the mark in the pro league, which kicked off in 1982. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Average KBO Salary Tops 100 Million Won


BUSAN, South Korea — The average annual salary of South Korean professional baseball players has surpassed the 100 million won mark in 2014 for the first time in history, the baseball governing body said Wednesday. 

According to the report released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), a total of 477 South Korean players, excluding rookies and foreign players, will receive a record high of 106.4 million won (US$99,198) on average for the 2014 season, up 11.8 percent from the previous record of 95.17 million won last year. 

It is the first time for the average salary of players to exceed the mark in the pro league, which kicked off in 1982. 

Source: Busan eFM News


 

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