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MLB Legend Ken Griffey Jr. Among Top-Paid Players On Cincinnati Reds' Roster Despite 2010 Retirement

If working smarter and not harder were a person it may just be Major League Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr.

Shanique Yates

Mar 28, 2023

MLB Player Bobby Bonilla Retired In 2001, But The New York Mets Still Pay Him $1.2M Every Year

The last time Bobby Bonilla played for the New York Mets, 9-11 hadn’t happened yet, and CitiField was known as Shea Stadium. But that hasn’t stopped the Queens-based baseball team from writing the former third baseman and right fielder a check for more than $1 million a year. To be fair, Bonilla was one of the best baseball players on the field in his prime. According to the Society for American Baseball Research, Bonilla was an All-Star six times, won the Silver Slugger Award three times, and was even named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) before he finally retired from the diamond in 2001, when he was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals (Bonilla retired from the New York Mets back in 1999). In addition, Bobby Bonilla helped the Florida Marlins win the World Series back in 1997, and had some of the highest percentages in baseball history. Let’s take a look at how, and why, Bobby Bonilla gets a check from the Mets every year. Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a...