Nolan Ryan was the first that I know of.
The first player in the NFL to have a base salary of $1 million was Bruce Matthews, who played for the Houston Oilers. The first NFL player to have a signing bonus of $1 million was Johnny Lam Jones who played for the New York Jets.
Well the first in baseball (and i think athlete) to have a one million dollar contract was nolan ryan.
Bruce Matthews signed to the Houston Oilers as a 9th round draft pick in 1983 at the age of 22 for a 1,000,000 dollar salary.
Robin Yount in 1990 had a 3.2 M salary. it was actually will clark in 1989
ESPN sportscasters salaries vary over time and experience. Skip Bayless, co-host of First Take has an annual salary of 500,000 dollars. That is nothing compared to Chris Berman's 3 million dollar annual salary. Jon Gruden, Monday night football analyst, has a 4.3 million dollar salary.
Nolan Ryan was the first player to earn an annual salary above $1 million, signing a $4.5 million, 4-year contract with the Houston Astros in 1979.
The Million Dollar Man ted Dibase who else?
Shaquille o neale
Dave Parker signed a million dollar contract on Jan. 1, 1979. Nolan Ryan signed his on a day in Nov. 1979, therefor Dave Parker was the first Million dollar a year ballplayer.
The million dollar man Ted Dibiase Sr.
According to nba.com, the NBA instituted a salary cap prior to the 1984-85 season. The salary cap that first year was $3.6 million. The salary cap for the 2007-08 season is $55.63 million.
you need to know the million dollar penguin code first
Mike Schmidt was baseball's first 2 million dollar man, signing a 4-year contract after the 1983 season for $2.1 million per year.