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What US sport first paid a million dollar salary and who was the player?

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The first player in the NFL to have a base salary of $1 million was Bruce Matthews, who played for the Houston Oilers. The first NFL player to have a signing bonus of $1 million was Johnny Lam Jones who played for the New York Jets.

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Well the first in baseball (and i think athlete) to have a one million dollar contract was nolan ryan.

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Bruce Matthews signed to the Houston Oilers as a 9th round draft pick in 1983 at the age of 22 for a 1,000,000 dollar salary.

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The Million Dollar Man ted Dibase who else?

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Nolan Ryan was the first player to earn an annual salary above $1 million, signing a $4.5 million, 4-year contract with the Houston Astros in 1979.

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The million dollar man Ted Dibiase Sr.

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According to nba.com, the NBA instituted a salary cap prior to the 1984-85 season. The salary cap that first year was $3.6 million. The salary cap for the 2007-08 season is $55.63 million.

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The Rookies The minimum salary for an NFL rookie in 2009 is $310,000. The Veterans After the first year, the minimum annual salary is $400,000. Team Salaries They were fifth in the league in total payroll with salaries totaling more than $128 million. The NFL Salary Cap In 2009 the salary cap is $127 million.

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Dave Parker signed a million dollar contract on Jan. 1, 1979. Nolan Ryan signed his on a day in Nov. 1979, therefor Dave Parker was the first Million dollar a year ballplayer.

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Mike Schmidt was baseball's first 2 million dollar man, signing a 4-year contract after the 1983 season for $2.1 million per year.

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Derek Sanderson was the first player EVER to sign a million dollar contract, however he didn't have the highest annual salary. The total worth of the contract was the most. For Example, A-Rod signed a 300 million dollar deal in baseball. If say Manny Ramirez signed a 2 year 65 million dollar deal, Manny would average more per season, while A-Rods total contract was more.

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On November 19, 1979, Nolan Ryan became the first player to sign a contract for more than a million dollars per year. Richard Moss, Ryan's agent, helped negotiate a 4-year, $4.5 million dollar contract for the future Hall of Famer, making him the highest paid player at the time. Although most people would say the above answer is the official first one million dollar a year player, in actuality Pittsburgh Pirate Dave Parker was the first player to make one million dollars a year signing the contract a year prior to Nolan Ryan. The reason he isn't commonly cited as so is because the Pirates worded the contract in a way to make it look like he was making that much because they didn't want to be known as the first team to pay a player one million dollars a year

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I think it was Wilt Chamberlain, but I'm not sure. It was Moses Mallone who got the first 1 Million dollar contract for a year. I believe Pistol Pete got a Million Dollar contract over multiple years.

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The average salary of an NFL receiver coach is about $3.25 million annually. The average salary drops if the coach is a first time NFL coach to about $2 million annually.

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Mickey Mantle never made one million dollars in one year playing baseball. He made one million Dollars over his last 12 seasons. His Highest salary was $100,000. which he earned each year from 1963 - 1968. He made $5,000. his rookie year, and by his 6th year in 1956 he was making $30,000. Back in the 1960's $100,000. was a top salary in the Major Leagues. Mantle did make a lot of money through player endorsements.

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First with a base salary of $1 mil: Bruce Matthews, 1983. First with a signing bonus of $1 mil: Johnny Jones, 1980.

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NFL Hall of Famer John Elway holds many records in the league. One which he may not even realize he has is the fact that he was the first million dollar quarterback.

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Every team sport in the world except baseball has a salary maximum set at 2 million per player, so if the player were payed this amount the first year the maximum payment would not change the next year


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