This Day In History: 2000-02-06

February 6, 1958: The Boston Red Sox sign All-Star left fielder Ted Williams to the largest contract in MLB history: $135,000 for one season; Williams, who turns age 40 in August of the 1958 season, rewards the Red Sox with a league-leading .328 batting average, an AL tops on-base percentage of .458, and an OPS of 1.042, all AL-leading averages.

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