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.
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Well the first in baseball (and i think athlete) to have a one million dollar contract was nolan ryan.
It was Kevin Brown for $101,000,000.
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.
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.