Gary Sheffield Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Gary Antonian Sheffield was born on the 18th November 1968, in Tampa, Florida USA, and is best recognized for being a former professional baseball player, an outfielder and third baseman in American Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for eight MLB teams, including the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets. His professional playing career was active from 1988 to 2009. Currently, he is known as a sports agent.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Gary Sheffield is, as of mid- 2016? Sources estimate that Gary counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $90 million, with the main source of this sum of money being his career as a professional baseball player. Additional to this, when he retired he started working as a sports agent, which has also added to his net worth.

Gary Sheffield Net Worth $90 Million

Gary Sheffield was raised in Belmont Heights by a single mother, and they lived with his uncle, Dwight Gooden, who was only four years older than him. They together began to play baseball, and at the age of 11, he became a member of Belmont Heights Little League team, which reached the Little League World Series final in 1980, where they were defeated by Taiwan. However, Gary distinguished himself as a baseball player once again while attending Hillsborough High School, playing in the position of third baseman and pitcher. As a senior, he was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year, after hitting .500 with 15 home runs.

Upon matriculation, he entered the 1986 MLB draft and was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers as the sixth overall pick; he was sent to play in the Pioneer League, and in 1987 Gary signed a contract with the Stockton Ports of the Class-A California League. He led the league in RBIs with 103, and he was named the Brewers’ best prospect, after which he was ready to begin playing in the Major League.

His net worth began to increase steadily from the contracts he signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, as he stayed in the team until 1991. He made his major league debut on the 3rdSeptember 1988, playing in the position of shortstop, and in his first season Gary finished with four home runs and batted .238 average in 24 games, after which he was sent down to the minor league again. When he returned back, because of a fractured bone in his right foot he began by playing in the position of third base. In his last season with the Brewers, Gary made a total of 10 home runs and batted .294 average. As he was a problematic player – accusing the club of racism – his coach decided to trade him in 1992 to the San Diego Padres, where he stayed only one year.

In 1993, he was traded to the Florida Marlins, and after the first season, the club offered him a four-year deal, after which he became a very successful player, hitting 112 home runs from 1994 to 1998. In 1996 he hit 42 home runs, leading the team to the 1997 World Series where they defeated the Cleveland Indians. His net worth increased by a large margin, but as the team couldn’t afford a contract extension, Gary was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he stayed from 1998 to 2001, continued with success and making three All-Star games.

In 2001, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves, spending two seasons with the team, and then he became a free agent. His next stop was the New York Yankees, signing a contract worth $39 million over three years. But he suffered an injury, and in 2007 was traded to the Detroit Tigers, but he finished the 2008 season with an accumulated total of 499 home runs, increasing further his net worth. He played the next season for the New York Mets, and in the game against the Milwaukee Brewers hit his 500th home run, becoming the 25th baseball player in the MLB to reach that mark. Afterwards, as the club did not offer him a contract extension, he decided to retire. However, he stayed in baseball working as a sports agent, contributing a lot to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Gary Sheffield is the father of seven children from various relationships, but has been married to DeLeon Richards since 2000, and the couple resides in Tampa, Florida.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 18, 1968
Birth place: Tampa, Florida, United States
Height:1.8 m
Weight:86 kg
Profession:Sports agent
Education:Hillsborough High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Deleon Richards (m. 2000)
Children:Noah Sheffield, Gary Sheffield Jr., Garret Sheffield, Christian Sheffield, Jaden Sheffield, Carissa Sheffield, Ebony Sheffield
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(1 April) Released by the Detroit Tigers. Sheffield hit .178 in 18 spring training games.
2(17 December) Acting as his own agent, he finalized a three-year $39 million contract with the New York Yankees. The deal includes $13.5 million in deferred money and a $13 million team option for 2007.
3Was traded to the Detroit Tigers by the New York Yankees for pitchers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.(2006).
4Made major league debut on 3 September 1988.
5Finished 3rd in voting for 1992 and 2003 National League MVP. Finished 6th in 1996. Finished 9th in 2000.
6Led National League in Batting Average (.330) and Total Bases (323) in 1992.
7Led National League in On-base percentage (.465) in 1996.
8Children: Jaden Amir Sheffield (born September 5, 2002), Noah Sheffield, and Christian Emari Sheffield (born January 19, 2009) by wife DeLeon; Gary, Jr., daughters Ebony and Carissa by previous relationships. Ebony and Carissa were junior bridesmaids at their father's wedding.
9Named to 7 National League All Star Teams (1992-1993, 1996, 1998-2000 and 2003).
10Member of 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins team. Member of 2002 and 2003 National League Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves teams.
11Highest paid player in MLB in 1998 earning $14,936,667.
12Finished 3rd in voting for 1992 National League MVP. Finished 6th in 1996. Finished 9th in 2000.
13Los Angeles Dodgers All-Time On Base Percentage Leader (.424).
14Wife is a gospel singer DeLeon Richards who was the youngest person (9 years old) ever to be nominated for a Grammy.
15Is the nephew of former All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden.
16Outfielder for Milwaukee Brewers (1988-1991), San Diego Padres (1992-1993), Florida Marlins (1993-1998), Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2001), Atlanta Braves (2002-2003), New York Yankees (2004 - 06), and Detroit Tigers (2007- present).
17As a kid, played in the Little League World Series.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home Run Showdown2012Gonzo

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantasyland2010Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Players Club2012TV MovieHimself
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - nine time all star
Sunday Night Baseball1990-2009TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Right Fielder / Himself - Los Angeles Dodgers Left Fielder / Himself - Detroit Tigers Designated Hitter / ...
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2007TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player (segment "Gary's World")
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialHimself
Out tha Box TV2007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder: New York Yankees
Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox2004Video documentaryHimself - Yankees Right Fielder
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Right Fielder
52 Most Irresistible Women2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - AL Right Fielder: New York Yankees
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 MLB All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - NL Starting Right Fielder: Atlanta Braves
Beyond the Glory2002TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2001TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - NL Left Fielder: Los Angeles Dodgers
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 MLB All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
In the House1998TV SeriesHimself
1997 World Series1997Video documentaryHimself - Florida Marlins right fielder
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997TV SeriesHimself
1997 National League Championship Series1997TV SeriesHimself - Florida Marlins Right Fielder
Arli$$1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - NL Third Baseman

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Player

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