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This Day in Yankees History
March 8th

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1930 Babe Ruth inks a two-year deal for $160,000 with the Yankees, keeping him the highest paid player of all time. The team's general manager Ed Barrow predicts at the time that, "No one will ever be paid more."
1947 In front of 5,000 fans at Havana's new Gran Estadio de La Habana, the Yankees lose to the Dodgers in extra innings, 1-0, with Snuffy Stirnweiss's tenth-inning single accounting for the Bronx Bombers' only hit. Pete Reiser's long double on a 3-2 pitch off Spec Shea scores Carl Furillo, giving Brooklyn the walk-off victory in Cuba.

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