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November 27, 2012


So was Rod Stewart, before he hit it big. Of course, back in the day, musicians were little more than indentured servants, too, and it'd take someone with more knowledge than I have to determine who had it worse.

Kids, when Henry Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth's career home run record and whose own record Barry Bonds "broke," first topped the quarter-million mark in annual salary, it was big damn news.

It was huge news when Willie Mays became the first $100K player as well.

Not just baseball but in all professional ball leagues. I find it interesting that the idea of players forming some sort of bargaining collective was so horrendous when the team owners already had a collective / monopoloy which determined who you could play for, if you even got to play, etc.

Another amazing fact about pre-free-agency ball players: The best third baseman ever, (IMHO) was Brooks Robinson, who played 23 years for the Baltimore Orioles. His TOTAL compensation was under $1 Million.

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