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This Day in Yankees History
March 5th

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1922 Babe Ruth signs a three-year contract with the Yankees for $52,000 per season, breaking down to $1,000 for each of the 156 weeks of the deal. In November, Yankees owner Colonel Jacob Ruppert has the 'Bambino' agree to a contract addendum which limits the slugger's outrageous off-field behavior that includes the excessive consumption of alcohol and late-night carousing.
1973 Yankee teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce they have traded families including their wives, kids, and even the dogs. The swap, that began last Fall, will work better for Peterson, who will become married to his best friend's former wife with whom he will have four children, than it does for Kekich, whose relationship with Marilyn Peterson is short-lived.

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