Bobby Bonilla is the father of two children: Inside his family life!
Roberto Martin Antonio Bonilla is a former baseball player in Major League Baseball who played in the major leagues from 1986 to 2001.
On February 23, 1963, he was born in Bronx, New York, to Roberto Bonilla Sr, who served as an electrician. His mother, Regina Bonilla, was a homemaker. To begin with, his parents were initially from Africa.
Bobby has been a part of many noteworthy MLB teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets. Just like his love for baseball, which is undeniably pleasing, is the same case for his children.
Who is Bobby Bonilla's Child?
Bobby Bonilla met Migdalia "Millie" Bonilla during his time in Herbert Lehman High School in the Bronx. Millie was his high school love, and later, they got married in the late 1980s.
Bobby and Millie gave birth to two children, son, and daughter. His first son Brandon Bonilla was born on October 21, 1993. He is now a baseball player, following in his father's footsteps. Bobby, daughter Danielle Bonilla was born on December 16, 1988.
Former MLB player Bobby Bonilla is still getting a$1.2mil paycheck from Mets years after retiring. Photo Source: Fox5atlanta
Bobby's baseball career started early when he was in high school and was a part of the 1981 major league baseball draft while he was in his college. He spent playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates after a baseball camp scout noticed him.
After a couple of years, he was taken in by Chicago white team by the rule five draft in the 1985-1986 season. Later, he appeared in the major league for the first time with the white sox. Likewise, he became the third basemen for the pirates, but unfortunately, he committed 67 errors in the next two seasons and was immediately shifted to the right field. His batting average was indicated 0.264 playing for the team. He made it through the All-star team for four consecutive years.
Bobby became the highest paying baseball player after, New York Mets acquired him for a sum of $52.8 million. Afterward, he was hired by several other sucessful teams such as Baltimore orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and St Louis Cardinals. Then, he completed his baseball career with a total battling average of 0.279, including 287 home runs and 2,010 hits.
Mets Pay Retired Outfielder $1.19M
Let's imagine not working a job for 20 years and still getting paid for doing nothing. That's the same thing former New York Mets player Bobby Bonilla has done. Bonilla originally retired from Major League Baseball in 2001, and 2 decades later, the 58-year-old is still making $1.19 million every July 1, referred to by some fans as "Bobby Bonilla Day."
Mets pay $1.19 million annually as a "Bobby Bonilla day." Photo Source: Pinterest
When Bonilla signed his five-year, $29 millioncontract with the Mets in 1991, it ultimately made him the highest-paid National League player at that time. 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 of age.
As per ESPN, the Mets agreed in 2000 to purchase Bonilla's contract by negotiating to pay the remaining $5.9 million in annual installments of nearly $1.2 million, even 8% interest, for 25 years starting from July 1, 2011. He lastly played for the majors in 2001, when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. Later, due to his injuries, he played his final game in October 2001.