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Today in Baseball History
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1971 Carl Yastrzemski and the Boston Red Sox agree to a new contract that is believed to be the richest in history, 3 years, $500,000.
1943 New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio enlists in the United States army forfeiting his $43,500 salary for the $50 a month pay for an army enlistee.



1989 – Lefty Gomez
1986 – Red Ruffing