As a follow-up to my last post, this simple visualization demonstrates the rarity of winning a World Series while spending less than the average team for that season. In fact, over the past 26 seasons, only five World Series champions have spent less than the league average. Noteworthy are the 2003 Marlins who spent 31% less than the average team that season. At the other extreme are the 2009 Yankees with a team payroll of more than twice the league average.
The visualization uses a LOD expression to fix the average team payroll for individual seasons.
The visualization is published on Tableau Public: