The Yankees came to be 112 years ago today – back then they were known as the New York Highlanders – and guess what? The size of their payroll has always been a hot button issue. That’s right, folks, even way back in 1903, newspapers were complaining about the high salaries.
To be fair, it took four months for the articles to begin but at least now you know just how far back the kvetching goes.
The Yankees were born 112 yrs ago today—the media was bitching about their payroll four months later: pic.twitter.com/glVoZldhLd
— Todd Radom (@ToddRadom) January 9, 2015