This Day In History: 2000-02-17

February 17, 1971: he Boston Red Sox announce that they have signed All-Star left fielder Carl Yastrzemski to the largest contract in the history of MLB: a three-year contract that will pay Yaz a total of $500,000 spread over three years; it should be noted that the minimum annual salary in 2014 under the basic agreement is $500,000!

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