Bobby Bonilla’s New York Mets contract sells for $180K at public sale

Former Main League Baseball star Bobby Bonilla is well-known for his uncommon contract with the New York Mets, which famously will preserve paying him into the 2030s.

Now that deal is paying off in different methods, too.

The contract signed by Bonilla bought for $180,000 at an public sale on Goldin on Saturday evening, FOX Enterprise reported. 

The Mets launched Bonilla in January 2000. He had hit .160 with 4 dwelling runs and 18 RBIs the earlier season, when a knee harm restricted him to 119 at-bats. Bonilla had two seasons left on his contract at $5.9 million, and the Mets agreed to defer his wage at 8% curiosity and make 25 equal funds of $1,193,248.20 every July 1 from 2011-35, a complete of $29,831,205.

“This is a truly historic item and is like no other contract ever offered,” the outline learn, in response to FOX Enterprise. “This contract comes with a letter of provenance from Dennis Gilbert, stating that ‘I have been in possession of this contract since 1993 and guarantee this is Bobby Bonilla’s original copy.’”

Bonilla hit .279 with 287 homers and a pair of,010 hits in his MLB profession, which lasted from 1986-2001. He performed with the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. Bonilla completed second and third in NL MVP voting throughout his years with the Pirates.

The 59-year-old Bonilla will preserve getting checks from the Mets till he is 72.


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