Bill Veeck explains how he negotiated Bob Feller's salary:
"When it actually came down to agreeing on a figure, [Feller] would write what he thought [he was worth] on one slip of paper, I would write what I thought on another slip of paper, we'd exchange them and agree to split the difference. First time we did that, he thought he was worth $2500 less than I did. The second time, I think he was $1200 higher."
The following year, Veeck sold the Indians to pay for his divorce, which I suspect was just in time before Feller discovered the catastrophic flaw in his boss's plan.