Baseball and investment banking have a lot in common. in both places, the players are never satisfied, no matter how many millions they take home. Over on Wall Street, two dozen honchos in pinstripes have grabbed their briefcases and walked out of Salomon Brothers. They've switched to other teams where the owners are waving more cash their way.

At Salomon Brothers, the base salary is $150,000 a year, and at other investment houses it ranges as high as $450,000, far less than the average player in baseball gets. But that's only the subsistence wage, to tide people over so they can...

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