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This Week In Baseball History

Nov 21, 2018

Few players ever achieved the level of reverence that Nolan Ryan had in his late career with the Astros. But before that, 39 years ago this week, Ryan signed the first free agent contract for more than $1 mlllion per season, if not changing the reality of the free agent market, then at least the perception of it. Mike and Bill look back at Ryan's amazing career and how he helped set the tone for the current game. Plus, happy birthday to Jimmy Sheckard and Jack Coombs.