On December 21, 1981 — The Philadelphia Phillies sign future Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt to a six-year contract worth $1.2 million per season. During the strike-shortened 1981 season, Schmidt led the National League in home runs (31), RBI (91) and runs (78).

 


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Baseball Reference December 21

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National Pastime December 21

National Pastime December 21

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