Jackie’s Payday

January 24, 1950 – The Brooklyn Dodgers sign Jackie Robinson to a $35,000 contract for the 1950 season, making him the highest-paid player in team history. Robinson was coming off a N.L. MVP season in 1949, winning the batting crown (.342) with 16 home runs, 124 RBI and 37 stolen bases in leading the Dodgers into the World Series.

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