February 6, 1958
The Boston Red Sox sign Ted Williams to a contract for $135,000 making him the highest paid player in MLB history.
At age 40, Williams would hit .328 in 1958. He would play two more seasons following the ’58 season.
Born on this day:
1895 George Herman “Babe” Ruth
1969 Bob Wickman
Died on this day:
2007 Lew Burdette
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Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.