This Day in Twins History – Forty years ago baseball changed forever

Bill Campbell (courtesy of the Minnesota Twins)

Bill Campbell (courtesy of the Minnesota Twins)

After having a career year with the 1976 Minnesota Twins, reliever Bill Campbell becomes one of the first players to cash in on the new free-agent system. The reliever signs a big money (a four-year one-million dollar deal) contract with the Boston Red Sox after making just $23,000 this past season in Minnesota. I did a blog on this back on November 6, 2012 that you can read here. I also did an interview with Bill that you can listen to here.

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