Who Says Grounds Keepers Don’t Have a Cool Job

A Chicago White Sox groundskeeper prepares the infield during an MLB spring training baseball practice, in Phoenix, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt York)

As a baseball groundskeeper your job includes overseeing the care for the different surfaces on a baseball field. In this role, your job duties include inspecting the condition of the grass and sand and determining areas that may need to be repaired. The average salary for a MLB grounds keeper is around $30,000, but it can get up to $59,000 depending on the employer.

In case you hadn’t known, there is even a MLB Groundskeeper Hall of Fame! Legendary groundskeeper Marshall Bossard has been voted into the Major League Baseball Groundskeepers Hall of Fame. Bossard, a leader in the industry, was an integral part of the Cleveland Indians’ grounds crew for 48 years, including serving as the Head Groundskeeper at Cleveland Municipal Stadium for 20 years.

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