On March 1, 1987 — Charlie Kerfeld and the Astros finally agree on a one-year contract worth $110,037.37 and 37 boxes of orange Jello, planned to be used future pranks. The Houston reliever, who wears number 37, insisted he earned more than right-hander Jim DeShaies, and the reliever’s new deal pays him $37.37 more than his teammate.

National Pastime

Own this Day and Be Part of Baseball History