The payroll of the famed New York Yankees baseball team accounted for as much as 2.5 percent of wages in the Bronx, the city borough where they make their home, according to a new report.
And the Bronx Bombers helped their home run ahead of three out of the other four boroughs in the Big Apple in terms of average wages, Crain's New York Business reported.
With the tens of millions of dollars earned annually by C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, among others, the Bronx's average wage was $47,000 in 2013. In comparison, the next-highest average wage was the $46,000 of Queens, where the New York Mets play.
Manhattan's average wage was tops in the city, at $102,000.