Friday, February 7, 2014

This Day In New York Yankees History 2/7

On this day in 1949 New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first American League player to make at least $100,000 for a season. Hank Greenberg was the first player to reach the six figure mark after the Pittsburgh Pirates gave him the deal in 1947 after the Detroit Tigers waived him. The Yankees haven't stopped spending big since.

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)