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1985 – Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek signs a new contract that makes him the club’s first $1 million player.
1974 – Forty-eight major league players invoke the new arbitration procedure established to settle contract differences. The first is pitcher Dick Woodson (seeking a contract for $30,000) and his team, the Twins (offering $23,000), who present their respective cases to Detroit lawyer and labor arbitrator Harry H. Platt, who must decide on one of the monetary amounts presented. Woodson wins. Check out my interview with Dick Woodson to learn more.