January 25, 1964 – On a chilly day in County Stadium, Henry Aaron and Eddie Mathews both signed their contracts with the Braves for 1964.
Mathewson took a slight pay cut from 1963, dropping from $62,500 to $57,500 and Aaron signed on for $62,000 a large increase from his $53,000 in 1963.
At the time, the pair ranked third in home runs by teammates, with 692. Only Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig and Duke Snider/Gil Hodges were ahead of them. Ultimately the Braves sluggers hit 863 homers and rank number one of all time.