MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2019: What’s Their Net Worth?
Every year, baseball welcomes new members to the MLB Hall of Fame. Those admitted must attain at least 75% of votes. Surprisingly, the entire 2019 team belongs in the Hall — quite unlike other years. Those who received the required 75% vote for entrance include Mariano Rivera (100%), Roy Halladay (85.4%), Edgar Martinez (85.4%), and Mike Mussina (76.7%). Let’s look at the net worth of each of these legendary honorees.
Mariano Rivera: $90 million
Rivera grew up in Puerto Caimito, Panama. He liked baseball from a young age but wanted to become a professional soccer player. The young athlete had many ankle injuries, which ended his dreams of playing soccer.
However, in 1990, he joined the Yankees as an amateur, which acted as a stepping stone toward his league debut in 1995. Mariano Rivera played for a total of 19 MLB seasons. He spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and won three Delivery Man of the Year Awards. He retired in 2013.
Roy Halladay: $70 million
Born in Denver, Roy Halladay grew up in the nearby suburb of Arvada, Colorado. He started playing baseball at the age of 13 under the tutelage of Bus Campbell, a legendary baseball guru. In 1995, fresh from high school, Hallaway was selected in the amateur draft by the Toronto.
The young athlete played with the Blue Jays until 2009 when he moved to the Philadelphia Phillies, where he played until 2017. That year, Halladay died in a plane crash. At the time, he was earning $148 million in salary, plus millions from endorsements.
Edgar Martinez: $22.3 million
Edgar Martínez was born in New York City in 1963. In 1982, the Seattle Mariners signed him to a minor-league contract. He gradually worked his way up the ranks until he made his major league breakthrough in 1987. Earning the nicknames “Papi” and “Gar,” he spent his whole 18-year MLB career as a designated third baseman and hitter with the Seattle Mariners.
Mike Mussina: $70 million
Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Mike Mussina was drafted by Baltimore Orioles fresh out of high school, but he declined. The young athlete attended Stanford University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. While at Stanford, he received many sports honors, including an All-American selection.
After his graduation, Mussina signed with Baltimore and played the next two years for the Rochester Red Wings in the minor league. His MLB debut came in 1991. Then, in 1992, he played his first full season with the Orioles. In 2001, he signed with the New York Yankees. Mussina retired in November 2008.