On this date in 2000, Alex Rodriguez signs the richest contract in sports history, a ten-year deal with the Rangers worth $252 million.
"If it is happening now (performance decline due to age) it won't be that easy. He will be making $30 million a year, guaranteed. For that amount of money, you aren't allowed to get old." - Mike Schmidt
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