So, the Phillies are playing the New York Yankees in the World Series and all eyes are on the highest-paid player in the game. So what else is new? Other than the number of digits before the decimal point?
In 1950, it was the Whiz Kids against Joe DiMaggio and his lofty $100,000 salary, which tied him with Ted Williams for the largest paycheck in baseball. Years before DiMaggio, Babe Ruth had spent more than a decade as the game's richest player.