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John Loy Rocker was born on the 17th October 1974 in Statesboro, Georgia USA. The world knows him as a professional baseball player of the MLB Teams “Atlanta Braves”, “Cleveland Indians”, “Texas Ranger and the team where he had played his last season before retiring from the MLB in 2003, “Tampa Bay Devils”.
Have you ever wondered how rich John Rocker is? According to sources it is estimated that John Rocker`s total net worth is $2.5 million, an amount earned through his successful baseball career, however, after retiring, John has been working as the column writer for the World Net Daily, a conservative political site.
John Rocker Net Worth $2.5 Million
Before his talents were known to the world, John had to struggle for his chance. His love for baseball began while he was still in high school – First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, Georgia, where his skills were first on display; during his high school days, John even pitched three no-hitter games. Following the graduation he entered the MLB Draft in the 1993 season, and was picked by the Atlanta Braves, however, due to his low position on the draft (516th), he was transferred to their Minor League team and spent five years their. In 1998 he was finally called up by the Atlanta Braves, and he made his debut on the 5th May 1988. John was later moved to the position of the closing pitcher and had extraordinary numbers. However, his career took a major blow in 2000, after threatening a reporter. This situation culminated in 2001, when John was traded to the Cleveland Indians together with Troy Cameron, for Steve Karsay and Steeve Reed. Due to his poor results, he did not stay long in Cleveland, as they have traded him to the Tampa Bay Devils, but his results worsened through the 2003 season and he was eventually released from the club. He spent the 2004 season without a contract, however he took that time to have surgery on his right shoulder, and returned to baseball in 2005, although with a Minor League Team, the Long Island Ducks. However, he was still without a major success and was released from the team on 27th June 2005, so.his last appearance in MLB was on the 14th March 2003.
Although his career as a baseball player was not much of a success, he was still able to make a name for himself as a sportsman, as well increasing his net worth through the contracts he signed with the baseball teams
Addition to his net worth, John has appeared in the film “Greenskeeper” (2002) and has also published an autobiography entitled “Scars and Strikes” (2011), which depicts his career days.
Regarding his personal life, John filled it with controversial statements about people of different races and the whole LGBT community. These statements resulted in his suspension in the 2001 season for a record high of 28 games; however, the penalty was reduced to only 14 games without play.
Since 2011 he has been in a relationship with Julie McGee with whom he had participated in the reality TV show “Survivor” in 2014, which also increased his total net worth.