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This Day in Pirates History
February 7th

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1949 Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first American Leaguer to make $100,000 in one season. In 1947, the Pirates paid the recently-waived Hank Greenberg six figures, making the former Junior Circuit superstar the first major leaguer to reach the plateau, albeit for his skills with Detroit.

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