November 28, 2012

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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