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This Day in Yankees History
March 6th

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1922 Babe Ruth becomes the highest paid player in history when he inks 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. The 'Sultan of Swat' 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.
2005 Suzyn Waldman, making her debut with John Sterling on WCBS-AM (880), the radio flagship of the Yankees, becomes the first woman in big league history to be a full-time color commentator. The former radio-talk host on WFAN, the first all-sports radio station in the country, was also the first female to broadcast on a nationally telecast baseball game, as well as the first to provide local TV (Yankees) major league play-by-play.

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