Monday Dec. 22, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees not only failed to make the playoffs, they were hit with their highest luxury tax in three years.
The Yankees were assessed a $26.9 million tax by the commissioner's office on Monday, up from $23.9 million last year and their biggest bill since paying nearly $34 million for 2005.
The Detroit Tigers, who also failed to qualify for the postseason, are the only other team that must pay tax and owe $1.3 million to the commissioner's office.
Checks are due by Jan. 31.
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