Dave Parker was once the richest athlete in the world after signing the first professional contract that paid an average of $1 million per year for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It was a different time when "The Cobra" was at the peak of his stardom, as seen in this photo from 1980 of him smoking a cigarette in the Pirates' dugout.
Hat tip to Sports Illustrated for the photo.
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