Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone is surrounded by pitchers (clockwise from left) Tom Glavine, Steve Avery, Kent Mercker, John Smoltz and Greg Maddux. (From the files of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Photo: From the files of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: From the files of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

1995 Braves: Who were the highest-paid players on the team?

Here’s a look at the 10 highest-paid players on the 1995 Braves roster (according to

» Greg Maddux: $6,500,000

» David Justice: $5,200,000

» Marquis Grissom: $4,900,000

» John Smoltz: $4,894,445

» Tom Glavine: $4,700,000

» Fred McGriff: $4,275,000

» Steve Avery: $4,000,000

» Jeff Blauser: $3,420,000

» Kent Mercker: $2,250,000

» Mike Stanton: $1,500,000

Two players of note on the lower end of the pay scale:

» Chipper Jones, a 23-year-old playing in his first full season in the major leagues, earned $114,000.

» Mark Wohlers, a 25-year-old who emerged as the team’s closer and picked up the save in Game 6 of the World Series, earned $202,500.

» 1995 BRAVES: About the series
» FURMAN BISHER: Atlanta’s finest moment
» SPRING TRAINING: Starting with replacement players

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