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Joshua Patrick Beckett was born on the 15th May 1980, in Spring, Texas USA, and is a former right-handed baseball player. He won the World Series in 2003 with the Florida Marlins, and was named World Series MVP. With the Boston Red Sox, he was voted the Best Player in the 2007 American League Championship Series. Beckett was active in the professional sport from 2001 to 2014.
How rich is the former baseball player? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Josh Beckett’s net worth is equal to $17.5 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Sport is the main source of Beckett net worth.
Josh Beckett Net Worth $17.5 Million
Talking about his early career, Josh Beckett joined the Spring School Lions team in 1997 in his second year in high school, and finished his high school career winning the USA Today Best Pitcher of the Year Award. In 1999, he was selected by the Florida Marlins in the first round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft in second place behind Josh Hamilton. He signed his first professional contract on the 1st September 1999 after long negotiations on amount.
In 2000, Josh Beckett played with the Kane City Cougars in the Midwest League (level A of the minor leagues). In 2001, he shared his playing time between the Brevard County Manatees (A + level) and the Portland Seadogs (AA level). With 14 victories for a single defeat, he was called to the highest level, and started his first major league match and threw six innings without giving-up a run. His good performances at the end of the 2001 season gave him a place in the rotation of the Marlins in 2002, among other promising young throwers A.J. Burnett and Brad Penny. He finished the season with a record of six wins and seven losses in 23 games. In 2003, Josh Beckett was named the Best Player of the World Series and won his first title being only 23 years. His 2004 season was marked by a finger injury, but in 2005 he had his best season since the beginning of his career.
However, in 2006 he signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox, and from his first season in Boston, Josh Beckett asserted himself as one of the best pitchers in the Major League. He improved the statistics with a record of 16 wins to 11 losses in 33 starts. In the middle of 2006, he signed a contract extension for three additional years for $30 million, with the possibility of one year extension into 2010 for $ 10 million. Then in 2007 he had his second victory at a World Series with the Red Sox, having already been elected as the Best Player of the finals of the American League Championship, as well as having won the Best Baseball Pitcher of the Year Award and having earned his first call to the MLB All-Star Game (the others in 2009 and 2011).
In 2012 he signed a contract with the Dodgers for $ 15,750,000 per year until 2014, after which he retired, hindered by a persistent hip injury requiring surgery.
Finally, in the personal life of the former professional pitcher, Josh has been married to Holly Fisher since 2011 – they have one child.