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January 21, 1938 > Future Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio begins a contract holdout that will last for nearly three months. After meeting with Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert and general manager Ed Barrow, DiMaggio rejects a one-year offer of $25,000 and counters by asking for $45,000. The holdout will last until April 20, two days after the start of the season.