The strength of baseball is that every child can play. Nations Baseball understands that the recreational player is the cornerstone of youth baseball. If kids are provided an affordable opportunity to play, they will build team teamwork and love of the game, not just bat last and play every other inning. We have taken our bulk buying power to provide local leagues with an amazing package that can save thousands of dollars in wasted fees that can go right back into your community. Will we dictate to you with rules and restrictions? No. Your community knows best what your kids need. We provide a structure for you to run your league, the opportunity for tournament play, and some amazing web tools to help run your league. And then we get off your back. Sound good?
First base was the highest paid position in 2010; regular starters at that position earned an average salary of $9,504,165 in compared to an overall average of $3,014,572.  Pitcher Nolan Ryan was the first player to earn an annual salary above $1 million, signing a $ million, 4-year contract with the Houston Astros in 1979.  Kirby Puckett and Rickey Henderson signed the first contracts which paid an average of $3 million a year in November 1989, while 2010 was the first season where the MLB average salary rose above that same mark.   Five of the twenty highest paid players in 2013 were members of the Yankees. Their team payroll for 2013 was $228,835,490, roughly $12 million above the second-largest Los Angeles Dodgers .  The Yankees have drawn criticism for their payroll, with some claiming it undermines the parity of MLB.