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Baseball and Statistics: Is there a relationship between the batting average and the salary of baseball players?
Player Batting Avg. 2010-11 Salary
Josh Hamilton 359 3,250,000
C Gonzalez 336 406,000
M Cabrera 328 14,383,049
J Mauer 327
J Votto 324 525,000
O Infante 321 2,225,000
A Beltre 321 9,000,000
Question: Is there a relationship between batting average and salary?
Answer: According to the data, I have found that there is not a positive correlation between batting average and salary.
Possible Reasons: Salaries seem to differ between teams; Research indicates that salary caps prohibit some high salaries. Salaries also differ based on how long a player maintains a high batting average. Players can negotiate for higher salaries.