Today in Baseball History – February 7th

Today in Baseball History – February 7th

February 7, 1949

The New York Yankees sign Joe DiMaggio for $100,000. It is the first six-figure contract in MLB history.

DiMaggio only played 76 games in 1949 hitting .346. However, the next year he would play 139, hit .301, and 32 home runs.

February 7, 1958

The Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The move west had the Dodgers playing their first four season in the LA Coliseum until Dodger Stadium is built in 1962.

Born on this day:

1950 Burt Hooton

1953 Dan Quisenberry

 

About Eric Bynum
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.

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