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$70k per year to play in Japan?


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SpartanIlliniCub

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My grandmother tells me that she has a friend whose granddaughter is former Alabama great and national champion pitcher Jackie Traina.  I have not verified this personally but my Grandma has not been known to lie to me and believe she is telling the truth.

 

Anyway, she said that Jackie Train currently pitches for a pro team in Japan and is very happy.  She said the team pays her $70,000 per year plus room and board and travel expenses while she is in Japan.

 

That sure sounds like a sweet deal!  No chance the NPF pays that high.  Can anyone verify this?



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That is a lot of dough!!  Whenever I see pictures of softball played in Japan I always see packed stadiums.  If there is consistent fan support over in Japan $70,000 per year is very possible.  Plus, if the player truly is Jackie Traina, an elite NCAA pitcher who led Alabama to a national title, she is probably commanding one of the higher salaries in the league and it may not be representative of the average league salary. 

 

So while $70,000 seems high compared to an average NPF salary I bet it is true.  You go Jackie!  Get it girl!



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NPF is a fraction of this amount. fraction. But I do know the Japan number is accurate plus they get incentives for performance (strikeouts, homeruns, RBIs, etc)  What a concept!



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Woah! 70k Get it girl. I know the league has close relationships with corporate sponsors, so it makes sense that they can pay good salaries. I also really cool if they do have performance incentives. 






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