November 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Miller’s time was one of shared wealth for big league baseball

In the prime of his Hall of Fame career with the New York Yankees, Mickey Mantle was offered a contract for 1960 that cut his salary from $72,000 to $60,000. The Yankees were docking the superstar because they determined his 1959 season — he’d hit .285, with 31 homers — was a bust.

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