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Early Sports Earnings

January 25, 1998

* 1. Richard Petty won $760 his first year.

* 2. Jim Thorpe earned $50 a month in minor league baseball.

* 3. Archie Moore won $800 for a light-heavyweight title.

* 4. Phil Esposito earned $57.50 a week in Junior A League.

* 5. George Gervin earned $500 a month in basketball minor leagues.

* 6. NFL players in 1919 earned $16.75 each a game from fan donations.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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