Bobby Bonilla: The Best Contract in Sports History
Who is Bobby Bonilla? He is the luckiest person on the planet. Today, July 1, he is going to collect a check for $1,193,248.20 from the New York Mets, even though he hasn't played baseball since 2001.
Back then they wished to cut ties with the player and offered him either the best or worst severance package ever. Instead of getting $5.9 million which was left on his contract.
Their offer, which he gladly took, was $1.9 million dollars, every July 1 from 2011-2035. You read that right. A man who hasn't played pro baseball in 19 years, is getting paid 1.9 million dollars from a team until 2035. 34 years after he last stepped on the field. Bobby Bonilla, you are my hero.