CBS News has learned that one of baseball’s greatest talents, Babe Ruth, was worth a whopping $3 million, and one of the most popular players of all time, Roger Clemens, was reportedly worth as much as $100 million.
In the midst of baseball season, CBS News examined the numbers behind these stars.
The list below contains players who have played at least 30 games in a season, or played more than 100 games, and have at least 1,000 hits, 2,000 runs, 100 stolen bases, 200 hits, and 200 RBI.
The names of some of the stars were not provided for privacy reasons.
All numbers were based on the major league average of players who played at the same level.
ESPN The Magazine, which has an MLB.com subscription service, lists Ruth as the No. 1 player of all-time at the position.
Ruth has a career batting average of .333, with 1,928 career home runs.
He also is one of only six players to play at least 300 games in his career, and the only player to record 1,500 hits and 1,600 runs.
Clemens is a five-time All-Star and MVP of the World Series.
He has a lifetime batting average in the high 300s.
He is one player who has been known to get a big jump in his game after a bad injury.
Clems is the only active player in history to hit at least 250 homers and 1.000 stolen bases in his first full season of full-time playing time.
Clemen has also earned three Gold Gloves, including the MVP award in 1994, when he batted .429 with 13 home runs and 73 RBIs.
Among other honors, he is also one of three players to win two Silver Sluggers.
His career batting line of .302 is the second-highest of all active players, behind only Babe Ruth.
He played in 715 games and hit .287 with 4,732 hits and 82 RBIs for the Yankees in the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
He became the first player to reach 1,800 hits and 500 runs in a single season.
He was also the first to reach 2,500 hit in a career.
He signed a 10-year, $100-million deal in 1996 and has a $72.5 million contract through 2021.
Among his most notable achievements: being named MVP of 1997, a team-record 11th consecutive season.
The following year, he was named to the All-Time Team by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Clemons is also the only pitcher to reach 200 wins, a mark he achieved in 2007 with the Houston Astros.
He will turn 28 in March 2019.
His batting average has fallen since his peak in 2007, and his career OPS (.936) is the lowest of any player with 1.0 million hits or more.
He ranks second in franchise history in wins and third in wins in a franchise with a total of 5,056 wins.
He led the AL with a 3.19 ERA in 2017, and he was second in ERA in 2016.
Clemans is one hit shy of 2,600 career hits, while he is one shy of the all-league batting lead with 2,085.
He leads the majors with 2.4 steals per nine innings.
The next-highest player in franchise annals is Albert Pujols, who is No. 5 with 1:42.5, while Clemens leads the AL in homers and runs scored.
In 2017, he surpassed the 20-homer mark for the third time in his major league career.
Clemers home run total is also among the best in the majors, surpassing the 25-homers of Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays.
Clemts career OPS in 2017 is 2.05, while his career WAR is 2,927.
He earned the All, MVP, and Silver Slugger awards, and was named the AL Player of the Year.
In 2019, he hit .300 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs, and 50 runs scored for the Astros.
Cleman’s career batting percentage is .354, which is second in the AL behind Robinson (.356).
In 2016, he led the majors in hits, doubles, and homers.
He ranked fourth in total bases, hits, runs, and total bases per game.
In his first year in Houston, he batted a combined .276 with 12 home runs in 79 games.
In 2018, he ranked third in the American League in home runs with 44.
Clemins career OPS was 1.06, which was sixth best among active players.
He finished with 1.,000 hits and 6,600 RBIs in his 20th season.
Clemer is also tied for fourth in career RBIs with 2-plus.
He won the MVP Award for the second time in three seasons in 2019. He had the