Gary Sheffield

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New York Mets Designated Hitter Age: 53-329d Exp: Years Bat/Throw: /
Drafted: Round 1 (#6 overall), 1986 Agent(s):


  • Previous Contracts

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    2007-2009

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $28,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2010 / UFA

    2004-2007

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $39,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2008 / UFA

    1998-2003

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $61,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,166,667
    Free Agent: 2004 / UFA

    1994-1997

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $22,450,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,612,500
    Free Agent: 1998 / UFA

    1993-1993

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,110,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,110,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1992-1992

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $450,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $450,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1991-1991

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1990-1990

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $115,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $115,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1989-1989

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $90,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $90,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1986-1986Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $152,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $152,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    0-0

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $28,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1986 Player Cash Earnings - $152,000 - $152,000
    1989 Player Cash Earnings $90,000 - - $90,000
    1990 Player Cash Earnings $115,000 - - $115,000
    1991 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    1992 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 - $300,000 $750,000
    1993 Player Cash Earnings $3,110,000 - - $3,110,000
    1994 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $2,500,000 - $6,500,000
    1995 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    1996 Player Cash Earnings $5,475,000 - $35,000 $5,475,000
    1997 Player Cash Earnings $5,475,000 - - $5,475,000
    1998 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    1999 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2000 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $13,600,000 - - $13,600,000
    Est. Earnings
    (21 seasons)
    $165,115,000 $2,652,000 $335,000 $168,067,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $605,000 $152,000 - $757,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,560,000 - - $3,860,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $19,950,000 $2,500,000 - $22,450,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $40,000,000 - - $40,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $39,000,000 - - $39,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $40,600,000 - - $40,600,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Feb 16 2011Retired from Professional Baseball
    Apr 3 2009Signed a 1 year $400,000 contract with New York (NYM)
    Mar 31 2009Released by Detroit (DET)
    Nov 11 2006Signed a 2 year $28 million contract extension with Detroit (DET)
    Nov 10 2006Traded to Detroit (DET) from New York (NYY) for Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett
    Oct 26 2006New York (NYY) exercised a $13M option for 2007
    Dec 17 2003Signed a 3 year $39 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Jan 15 2002Traded to Atlanta (ATL) from Los Angeles (LAD) for Brian Jordan, Odalis Perez and Andrew Brown
    May 15 1998Traded to Los Angeles (LAD) from Florida (FLA) with Bobby Bonilla , Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich and Manuel Berrios for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile
    Apr 2 1997Signed a 6 year $61 million contract extension with Florida (FLA)
    Sep 30 1993Signed a 4 year $22.45 million contract extension with Florida (FLA)
    Jun 24 1993Traded to Florida (FLA) from San Diego (SD) with Rich Rodriguez for Trevor Hoffman, Jose Martinez and Andres Berumen
    Mar 1 1993Signed a 1 year $3.11 million contract with San Diego (SD), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 27 1992Traded to San Diego (SD) from Milwaukee (MIL) with Geoff Kellogg for Jose Valentin, Ricky Bones and Matt Mieske
    Mar 1 1992Signed a 1 year $450,000 contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Mar 2 1991Signed a 1 year $400,000 contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Mar 9 1990Signed a 1 year $115,000 contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Feb 10 1989Signed a 1 year $90,000 contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Jun 10 1986Signed a contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Jun 2 1986Drafted by Milwaukee (MIL): Round 1 (#6 overall)

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