How much is Mike Schmidt worth?
|Net Worth:||$24 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Third Baseman|
|Date of Birth:||September 27, 1949|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Mike Schmidt
- Born: Sept. 27, 1949
- Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 195 pounds
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Family: Wife, Donna; Children, Jessica, Jonathan
- Primary position: Third base
Before the bigs:
- Played shortstop and led Ohio University to its only College World Series in 1970, when the Bobcats finished fourth.
- Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 1971 draft with the No. 30 overall pick.
- Never playing below Class AA ball, he batted .211 with eight home runs in 74 games at Reading (Pa.) of the Eastern League in 1971 at age 21, and he made 23 errors at shortstop.
- Broke through in 1972 at Class AAA Eugene (Ore.) of the Pacific Coast League, where he hit .291 with 26 home runs and 91 RBI in 131 games, splitting time between third base and second base. Was a September call-up in 1972, and never went back to the minors.
- One of the greatest third basemen of all-time, Schmidt was an all-around superstar for the Philadelphia Phillies for his entire career, hitting 548 home runs, driving in 1,595 and winning 10 Gold Gloves. He was a 12-time National League All-Star and led the National League in home runs eight times.
- Hit his first big-league home run on Sept. 16, 1972 against Montreal’s Balor Moore.
- Struggled in his first full season, batting just .196 with 18 home runs in 1973 at age 23. But he adjusted quickly in 1974 and raised his average to .282 and led the NL in slugging percentage at .546. He made his first All-Star team and led the NL with 36 home runs, drove in 116 and had 23 stolen bases. He finished sixth in NL MVP voting.
- Led the NL in home runs again in 1975 (38) and 1976 (38) and was third in MVP voting in 1976, when he hit home runs in 12 of the Phillies’ first 15 games. He also won his first Gold Glove.
- Hit four home runs in one game on April 17, 1975 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
- Won his first NL MVP award on an unanimous vote in 1980, when he led the Phillies to their first World Series championship. At age 30, he hit .296 with a career-best 48 home runs, 121 RBI and a 1.004 OPS. Hit home runs in a pivotal final series against the Montreal Expos to win the NL East.
- Was World Series MVP in 1980, hitting two home runs and driving in seven against the Kansas City Royals in a six-game victory.
- Hit 31 home runs and batted a career-best .316 in the strike-shortened 1981 season, leading the league with 31 home runs and 91 RBI and collecting his second NL MVP award. He also led the league in walks, slugging and on-base percentage.
- Led the Phillies to another NL pennant in 1983, when he led the NL in home runs fir the sixth time with 40.
- Won his third MVP and his final Gold Glove at age 36 in 1986, when he batted .290 and led the NL with 37 home runs and 119 RBI.
- Hit his 500th home run on April 18, 1987 against Don Robinson of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Retired on May 30, 1989.
- As of 2013, his career total of 548 home runs is 15th on the all-time list — and the most ever hit by a player who spent his career with one team — and his RBI total is 35th. He also ranks 18th all-time in walks and 10th in strikeouts.
- His three MVP awards are the most for a third baseman in baseball history.
- Is the Phillies’ all-time leader in games, at-bats, runs, hits, home runs and RBI as of 2013.
- Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1995 and was named on 96.5 percent of the ballots.
- Was the Phillies’ hitting coach in 2003 and was the manager of Clearwater (Fla.) of the Florida State League in 2004.
- Writes often about baseball for various publications, including the Associated Press, about baseball topics.
- His No. 20 is retired by the Phillies.
- Hosts an annual fishing tournament in the Bahamas and other charitable events that raises money to fight cystic fibrosis.
- An accomplished golfer, he is a regular at celebrity charity events.
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