Celebrating Boston Red Sox baseball great Carl Yastrzemski.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Bargain of 1971

Yaz made in a year about what A-Rod makes in a week. Rip off!

Carl Yastrzemski became the highest-paid player in baseball history on this date in 1971. With AL-leading totals in runs, total bases, on-base and slugging in 1970, Yaz inked a three-year deal worth a total of $500,000.

The minimum MLB salary for the 2008 season, it should be noted, is $390,000.


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