February 28, 1966
Refusing to report to spring training, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin their joint holdout, asking for a three-year, $1 million contract, to be divided equally between them. The deal, equivalent to an annual salary of $167,000 for each pitcher, will make them the highest-paid players in baseball, easily surpassing Willie Mays’s $125,000 a year with the Giants.

February 28, 1966
Refusing to report to spring training, Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin their joint holdout, asking for a three-year, $1 million contract, to be divided equally between them. The deal, equivalent to an annual salary of $167,000 for each pitcher, will make them the highest-paid players in baseball, easily surpassing Willie Mays’s $125,000 a year with the Giants.