See more of the story This week we will look back at important firsts in Minnesota sports history. Part 1: First million-dollar-a-year player on a Minnesota team. Part 2: First woman to be a regular in professional men’s baseball. Part 3: First time Michele Tafoya did play-by-play. Part 4: First African-American scholarship basketball players for the Gophers. Part 5: First high school girls’ hockey game in Minnesota.