Yankee Payroll by Year since 1996:

1996 62,000,000
1997 73,000,000
1998 74,000,000
1999 92,000,000
2000 113,000,000
2001 110,000,000
2002 126,000,000
2003 150,000,000
2004 183,000,000
2005 208,000,000
2006 195,000,000
2007 190,000,000
2008 209,000,000
2009 201,000,000
Total: 1,986,000,000

$2B for 5 titles in 14 years and $1.7B this decade for 2.

This is the Yankees first world championship after spending $200M plus in a season. Like they say, third time’s the charm!

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