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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.

greenberg

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…  🙂