Bobby Bonilla will be 72 years old and still getting $1.19 million from the Mets

July 1 has become an underrated American holiday for baseball fans. Bobby Bonilla Day.Bobby Bonilla Day is the day every year the New York Mets cut a check for $1.19 million and Bonilla smiles a little wider and walks a little straighter as he cashes it in between whatever leisurely activities 53-year-old retired athletes do these days.Bonilla will cash one of these checks today...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets greet July 1 by 'celebrating' Bobby Bonilla Day

For the New York Mets, presumably much to the organization’s chagrin, July 1 has become known as “Bobby Bonilla Day.” Why? Because what began in 2011 and will continue though 2035, July 1 marks the day every year that the Mets are on the hook for a $1.19 million payment to the former slugger. The cutting of said check comes as a part of a $5.9 million contract buyout in...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Worst Contract in Baseball: Bobby Bonilla Gets Paid Today

Once a professional athlete retires, his primary source of income is typically eliminated. However, former New York Mets outfielder and 16-year pro Bobby Bonilla is an exception. Every year on July 1, Bonilla is due $1,193,248.20, per ESPN’s Adam Rubin. According to, Bonilla played his final Major League game on October 7, 2001, but these $1.2 million payments...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-player Bobby Bonilla gets $1.2M annual payday from Mets

By Darren Hartwell America will do plenty of celebrating on Fourth of July weekend. For Bobby Bonilla, though, the party already has started. July 1 marks a special day for the former MLB slugger, as it’s the day he receives his annual $1.2 million check from the New York Mets. Yes, you read that right. Bonilla retired in 2001, but he still earns more than $1 million per year...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Today’s the Day Bobby Bonilla Gets Paid

Ask just about anyone what July 1 means to them and you’ll likely get one of two responses…it’s the “official start” of the second half of the year and, naturally, it’s Bobby Bonilla Day. Bobby Bonilla Day is the holiday when the New York Mets pay the former All-Star nearly $1.2 million to continue to not play for them. If you want the entire story…Google it. But, long...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Still Paying Bobby Bonilla A Ton Each Year, And The Reason Why Is Rather Weird

Bobby Bonilla's yearly Mets salary is pretty wild. Here's how much he is being paid in comparison to pitchers on the roster.
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets paying Bobby Bonilla twice as much as Matt Harvey

By Vincent Frank Former Major League Baseball player Bobby Bonilla hasn’t played in a professional game since 2001. He’s 52 years old and last stepped on a baseball diamond less than a year after George W. Bush moved into the White House. He’s also set to receive a $1.2 million paycheck from the New York Mets as part of a deferment he agreed to with the team back in 2000...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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