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Did You Know…

When sluggers Hank Greenberg and Ralph Kiner joined the Pirates, the team moved in the left-field fence by 30 feet.

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

My take – Imagine if the Oakland A’s teams of the late 1980’s had that options.  Or what about the Cardinals team of today with Pujols and Holliday.  Or Milwaukee with all of those sluggers…  Or the Phillies – Holy Cow!!!!

Did You Know…

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.

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Belle

**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…  🙂