While Major League Baseball is now a $9 billion a year industry thanks in big part to the recent TV deals, and progression of MLB Advanced Media, minor leaguers are being left behind.
In 2014, three ex-minor leaguers filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball regarding minor leaguers not receiving even the minimum wage, let alone overtime pay. Most players earn between $3-7K a year. In comparison, fast food workers typically earn between $15-18K a year.
With taking inflation and the rise in cost of living, minor leaguers earn less now than they did in 1976-the year “Taxi Driver” hit theaters. Jack McNeil digs in on this topic. Watch now: