The first major league player to be paid $100,000 was Hank Greenberg in 1947. The first to be paid $10 million was Albert Belle in 1997.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – What a difference 50 years makes, huh? If anyone wants to make me an offer to play for $100,000 I am accepting all offers… :)