1949 HEADLINE: Joe DiMaggio Inks Baseball’s 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!!!