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The Financials of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, plus some other MLB team fact$

Wednesday, March 23, 2011



The San Francisco Giants are ranked 7th most valuable team in the MLB at $563m, up 16% over last year.


Bill Neukom bought the team in 1993 for $100m.


The San Francisco Giants recorded $230m in revenue in 2010.


Revenue sharing costs for the team 2011 will rise significantly compared to last year.


The Giants' 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in late September posted a 9.25 rating, an all-time high for the franchise. 


The previous record was 7.8, the night Barry Bonds hit his record-breaking756th home run.


All teams in Major League Baseball rose in value this past year except for three: the New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians.


The average MLB franchise is now worth $523 million, an all-time high and 7% more than last year.


The New York Yankees are worth $1.7 billion and are baseball’s most valuable team for the 14th straight year (since Forbes began valuing franchises in 1998).




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