First Million-Dollar Contract

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Who was the world’s first player in professional team sports to receive a million-dollar-a-year contract?

Trivia Question Answer

Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent following the 1979 season, agreeing to MLB’s first million-dollar per year salary and also the first of its kind in any professional team sport.

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