February 20, 1963 After leading the Giants to …

February 20, 1963

After leading the Giants to the pennant, Willie Mays becomes the game’s current highest paid player, signing a $100,000 contract, a $10,000 increase from last season. The 31-year-old outfielder, who slugged a major league-leading 49 home runs last year, joins Stan Musial, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams in inking a six-figure deal.