Baseball Economics 201

Is it possible to be an underpaid millionaire? Using the economic concepts behind the salaries of Major League Baseball's athletes, scholars investigate profit and production. By comparing the success of a baseball team as tied to wins, ticket sales, and player salaries, they research the economic success of a franchise. Do wins equal profit?

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create teams to research major league baseball franchises together
  • Keep a scoreboard in the front of the room of what teams make the most money in the majors
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