These Are the Richest Baseball Players!
If you don’t know who are the world’s richest baseball players, we got it cover for you in this top 5.
Baseball is one of the most iconic sports for the American culture.
Baseball gives to the most skillful players not only fame, but wealth as well.
For baseball players, the World Series means both the best and worst of times.
‘Baseball players are now very limited on a national level‘, says Steve Rosner, co-founder of 16W Marketing.
But every professional sports league has its own superstars, and baseball is no exception.
For these 5 superstars, contracts have never been higher.
5Randy Johnson – Net worth: $115 million
We begin our top 5 list of the world’s wealthiest baseball players with Randy Johnson, an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.
Born on September 10, 1963, Randall David Johnson played from 1988 to 2009 for 6 teams, primarily the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks (he signed a 4-year deal worth $52.4 million).
While with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he won the NL Cy Young Award and, along with Curt Schilling, he led the team to its first World Series and victory in 2001.
In 2005, Johnson switched to the New York Yankees and returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks 2 years later.
But it was in 2008 when the baseball player made his season debut against San Francisco Giants, a team who offered him a 1-year deal worth $8 million plus $2.5 million award bonuses.
In 2010, Randy Johnson announced his retirement from the game. This year, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.