Baseball Salaries Data
The baseball salary data set is available through the Journal of Statistics Education
(JSE) data archive. The data set contains salary information for 337 Major League
Baseball (MLB) players who are not pitchers and played at least one game during
both the 1991 and 1992 seasons. The purpose of the study is to determine whether
a baseball player's salary is a reflection of his offensive performance. For each player,
the salary from the 1992 season along with 12 offensive statistics from the 1991 season
were collected. In addition to these variables, there are 4 indicator variables which
identify free agency and eligibility for arbitration.
Data set with
Description from JSE website.
X1 Batting average
X2 On-base percentage
X3 Number of runs
X4 Number of hits
X5 Number of doubles
X6 Number of triples
X7 Number of home runs
X8 Number of runs batted in
X9 Number of walks
X10 Number of strike-outs
X11 Number of stolen bases
X12 Number of errors
X13 Indicator of "free agency eligibility"
X14 Indicator of "free agent in 1991/2"
X15 Indicator of "arbitration eligibility"
X16 Indicator of "arbitration in 1991/2"
Y Salary (in thousands of dollars)