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March 6, 1922: Babe Ruth signs a three-year deal with the Yankees. The contract is worth $52,000, making him the highest paid player in history.

This day in sports history March 6

Yahoo SportsMarch 6, 2014

It’s Thursday so that means one thing, “throwback Thursday” is here. March 6 may not be a big deal today, but a lot happened on this day throughout sports history. One of boxing’s greatest fighters made his professional debut, NBA’s funniest superstar was born, and the biggest baseball contract was signed. Take a look at the historical events that took place on this day!