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Sports salary inflation: $1-million man march

Sports salary inflation: $1-million man march

SPORTS SALARY INFLATION $1-million man march Boom times or bust, expansion or recession, athletes' pay seems immune to the laws of economics — it just keeps rising, inexorably and exponentially, far outpacing inflation. 1965 Mickey Mantle Salary then: $100,000 Value now*: $730,000 Photo credit: Getty Images 1994 Roger Clemens Salary then: $5.2 mllion Value now*: $8.1 million Photo credit: Getty Images 1930 Babe Ruth Salary then: $80,000 Value now*: $1.1 million Photo credit: Getty Images 1975 Jim "Catfish" Hunter Salary...

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