Sports MN Quiz: Who was the first Twin to earn a $1 million contract?

Once upon a time, a pro baseball player getting one million dollars per year was a huge deal. Can you recall which Twin hit that salary mark first? For the answer, click on the headline above.
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In 1985, first baseman Kent Hrbek signed a contract that made him the club's first $1 million player.

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