1987 New York Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly wins his $1.975 million arbitration case, breaking the record for the largest amount ever awarded to a player. The record was set by the Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris just four days prior.
2010 The Giants sign pitcher Tim Lincecum, the National League Cy Young Award winner in both 2008 and 2009, to a two-year contract worth $23 million, thus avoiding a record-setting salary arbitration hearing.
1985 Tim Raines is awarded a $1.2 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator John Roberts. This is the largest award to date through the process. The 25-year-old Raines hit .309 for the Expos in 1984 and led all players with 75 stolen bases.
48 MLB players invoke the new arbitration procedure established to settle contract differences. Pitcher Dick Woodson (seeking a contract for $29,000) and the Twins (offering $23,000) are the first to present their respective cases to the arbitrator who must decide on one of the amounts presented. Woodson wins.
The Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris is awarded a $1.85 million salary by arbitrator Richard Bloch. It is the highest amount awarded to date through the salary arbitration process process. Morris, a 2018 Hall of Fame inductee, would go 18-11 that season, with a 3.38 ERA.