March 6, 1922 Babe Ruth becomes the highest pa…

March 6, 1922

Babe Ruth becomes the highest paid player in history when he signs a three-year deal with the Yankees worth $52,000 per season, more than three times as much as teammate Home Run Baker, the second best paid major leaguer. Ruth will prove worthy of his contract, hitting 122 home runs during the span of the deal and earning MVP honors in the team’s first World Championship season in 1923.