Which MLB player signed the first $100 million contract in 1998?
Nine-figure MLB contracts are common today, but baseball was in a different era when the first $100 million contract was signed in 1998. The move by the Los Angeles Dodgers – long known as a free-spending major market club – was widely criticized, especially considering the contract’s recipient was 34 years old. Kevin Brown played out five years of the seven-year deal before getting traded.
Cal Ripken Jr.
The correct answer is Kevin Brown.