Baseball salaries have reached ridiculous proportions in the modern-day era, and the comparison of two Baltimore Orioles players -- Frank Robinson and Chris Davis -- clearly demonstrates the absurdity. At the halfway point of the current season, Davis is batting an anemic .152, and he has only 7 home runs and 24 runs batted in, yet he's the beneficiary of a $21,118,782 yearly salary, or $130,362.85 per game. And he's one of the main reasons why Baltimore has the worst record in major-league baseball at 23-58. On the other hand, Robinson received $64,000 from the Orioles during the 1966 season, but consider what he did for that money: He won the American League triple crown (.316 BA, 49 HRs, 122 RBI), and he also led the league in runs scored, on-base percentage, slugging average and total bases. Further, he was the AL's Most Valuable Player, and he was MVP of the World Series, leading the Orioles to the championship. So what salary did Robinson get the following season? As ridiculous as it sounds by today's standards, he was paid $100,000. Keep in mind that Davis earns more than 211 times as much, and his single-game earnings surpasses Robinson's full-season pay, and in fact, the highest-ever yearly salary received by Robinson during his stellar Hall of Fame career was $160,000. .