It’s Bobby Bonilla Day! Mets pay retired outfielder $1.19M — again
Imagine not working your job for 20 years and still getting paid. That’s exactly what former New York Mets player Bobby Bonilla has done.
Bonilla retired from Major League Baseball in 2001, and 20 years later, the 58-year-old is still banking $1.19 million every July 1, referred to by some fans as “Bobby Bonilla Day.”
His contract with the New York Mets calls for him to receive $1,193,248.20 each year until 2035, when he will be 72 years old. That’s more than some of baseball’s young stars will make in a year.
DAWG SAYS I GUESS HE OUTSMARTED EVERYONE.