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Down below thread re golf $$$ vs. teachers, in 1980 Nolan Ryan was 1st


mlb player to sign for $1 mil, 4 yrs.

Nolan Ryan
In 1980 Nolan Ryan became the first million dollar player when he signed a four-year free agent contract with the Houston Astros for one million dollars per season. The salary quadrupled what he had been making with the Angels.

Catfish Hunter signed for $75k in early 70's.
Look where Burley signed this yr. Super happy for Burley; but, sports salaries are out of control, imo. Right up there with movie stars, many entertainers.

But, hey, it's astronomical commercialism.



Posted: 09/14/2020 at 1:49PM



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