Box Score 3/2: So what is $70,000 a season worth today?


Circa 1927: American baseball player Babe Ruth walking out of the Yankees' dugout as fans applaud his appearance (and probably his record contract).  American Stock/Getty Images

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Happy birthday today to Reggie Bush, Henrik Lundqvist and Corey Webster. On this date in 1927 Babe Ruth signed a new contract with the New York Yankees making him the highest paid player in baseball at $70,000 a season, the equivalent of $954,815.82 today. And on this date in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks. 

Daily brain workout

ABC announced who will be on their hit show 'Dancing with the Stars' this week, and as usual, there are a fair number of athletes taking their shot at the Mirrorball Trophy. In honor of the new season, here is today's quiz: The 'Simone Biles vs. Mr. T dance-off you didn't know you wanted until now' quiz

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Thursday, we're almost through the week. Time to get ready for the combine of life – racing the 40 to get to the last cart at Home Depot before anyone else. 

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QUIZ: Name every captain in New York Yankees history

There have been 15 captains in the history of the New York Yankees. The tradition began in 1903, although there is some historical speculation and controversy surrounding that. In 1939 following the death of a captain, manager Joe McCarthy declared there would never be another captain of the Yankees. Owner George Steinbrenner brought the tradition back in 1976. Currently, the position is vacant. Can you name all 15 of the Yankee captains?

Clue: Position/Tenure as captain/Years active

Score:
0/15
Time:
4:00
P/1903–1905 1891–1914
Clark Griffith
SS/1906–1907 1898–1914
Kid Elberfeld
OF/1908–1909 1892–1910
Willie Keeler
1B/1910–1912 1905–1919
Hal Chase
1B/1913 1898–1914
Frank Chance
SS/1914–1921 1910–1927
Roger Peckinpaugh
OF/1922 1914–1935
Babe Ruth
SS/1922–1925 1914–1926
Everett Scott
1B/1935–1939 1923–1939
Lou Gehrig
C/1976–1979 1969–1979
Thurman Munson
3B/1982–1984 1967–1988
Graig Nettles
2B/1986–1988 1975–1992
Willie Randolph
P/1986–1988 1975–1988
Ron Guidry
1B/1991–1995 1982–1995
Don Mattingly
SS/2003–2014 1995–2014
Derek Jeter
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