This day in baseball: Hershiser’s pay cut

On February 7, 1987, Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser signed for $800,000, a twenty-percent pay-cut from the year before.  It was the second time since the practice of arbitration has been implemented that a player was forced to take less.  After winning the Cy Young Award and leading the team to a World Series championship in 1988, however, the Hershiser became the highest-paid player in the big leagues.

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LA Times

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3 Comments on “This day in baseball: Hershiser’s pay cut”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    one of these years, i hope a player pulls a Stephon Marbury equivalent when it comes to their salary. Or there have been a few players who took a pay cut for their team, maybe Ripken?


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