Daily Archives: February 7, 2010

1990 Bowman Darryl Strawberry

1990 Bowman Darryl Strawberry

A very serious Darryl Strawberry poses for a picture during Spring Training as the afternoon skies turn a bit cloudy behind him.

For some reason, Bowman didn’t do that great of a job capturing good photos of Darryl.  Maybe they disliked him – or maybe the Mets.  Either way, the 1990 version below and this 1989 Bowman card are not too flattering.

Doesn’t that bat look tiny perched on the shoulder of the 6 foot, 6 inch slugger!!!

Straw 90B

Did You Know…

Carl Yastrzemski holds the record for the most games played with one team: 3,308 for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – Man that’s a lot of games!!

1949 Headline: DiMaggio Inks Record 6-Figure Contract!!!

1949 Headline: DiMaggio Inks Record 6-Figure Contract!!!

On this day in 1949, the Yankees and Joe DiMaggio agreed on the first 6-figure contract in major league baseball. 

That’s $100,000 a year.  An amazing salary for the standards of that era, but chump change in today’s sports world.  Just the other day, Lebron James got fined $25k for kicking a water cooler during a game.  $25k is less than 1% of what LBJ brings home a year, but it was a 1/4 of what Joltin’ Joe made during the 1949 baseball season.

Wanna see the contract?  Click here – It’s pretty cool!!!