Matthew Thomas Holliday a.k.a. Matt Holliday is an American retired MLB left fielder and first baseman. During his playing stint, he played for the Colorado Rockies (2004–2008), Oakland Athletics (2009), St. Louis Cardinals (2009–2016), New York Yankees (2017), and Colorado Rockies (2018).
Currently, the former MLB is serving as outfielder and hitting coach at Oklahoma State University.
How Much Is Matt Holliday's Net Worth In 2019? Know His Salary & Earnings
As of 2019, Matt Holliday has an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Not to mention, he has earned his wealth widely through his MLB career. Further, he reportdely earned $163,647,770 from his entire MLB career, playing form 1998-2018.
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Have a look on his contract and salary history
In 2004 during the rookie season, Holliday started off making $300,000, but every next season it increased. It jumped from $316,000 to $327,000 then $380,000 and $390,000. He started making $400,000 finally in 2009.
In January 2010, he agreed on a seven-year, $120 million deal with Cardinals earning $17 million per annum as salary from the team from 2010-16. In December 2016, he signed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $13 million.
In his last season with Colorado, he earned $114,270 in 2018 season.
Upon retirement, he is serving as fielding and hitting coach for the Oklahoma State University. According to the source, the average annual pay for a Baseball Coach in Oklahoma is $39,812 a year.
Real Estate Portfolio
In 2017, he sold his Florida mansion for $3.5 million. Following that, he purchased a larger and newly renovated home, a Jupiter Loxahatchee Riverfront Home. The house consists of 5 bedrooms, 5.2 bathrooms located on the Loxahatchee River just minutes to the Jupiter Inlet.
Is Matt Holliday Married? Know His Personal Life
On December 30, 2000, Holliday married his love life Leslee. They met on a blind date in 1999. Matt’s best friend was dating a friend of Leslee and they wanted to go on a double date. So they asked Matt and Leslee to join them where they fell in love with each other.
Currently, Matt and Leslee have four children, 3 sons named Jackson, Ethan, Reed and a daughter named Gracyn.
Leslee's best friend Jenny is the wife of Matt’s elder brother Josh. When Matt and Josh were toddlers, they had a baby sitter named John Farrer.
Holliday's favorite player while growing up was Cal Ripken. Jr. He is a Christian and believes in Jesus Christ. He is active in charity work and raised funds for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in 2012.
Holliday has reached the age of 39 now. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 3 inch, which is around 1.93m. He has a balanced weight of 107 kg.
Matt Holliday Early Life
Matthew Thomas Holliday was born on January 15, 1980, is an American Baseball player. He was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As a youth, he showed remarkable talent in football, baseball, and basketball, but later built his career in baseball.
Holliday's grandfather Donald also signed with New York Yankees. His father was an assistant coach, baseball was in Matt’s blood. He was the classic coach’s kid; big, fast, strong larger than his friends. He played quarterback for the football team, infield for the baseball team. He also played basketball for two years, but in his junior year, football was his best sport. He was considered one of the top three high-school quarterbacks in the country.
Matt Holliday Career
Holliday began his baseball career in the Arizona Rookie League as a third batsman. In 1998 The Colorado Rockies selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma.
In 2004, Holliday debuted in MLB. Matt became the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 45 doubles, 30 home runs, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in a single season. He won the NL batting title, NLCS MVP, and September National League Player of the Month honors in the next season.
Starting in 2011 in the first of four consecutive NLCS appearances, Holliday batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage. In 2014, he became the fifth player in MLB history to accumulate 9 consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 75 RBI, 30 doubles and 80 runs scored each season. Further, he played for the Yankees as left fielder alongside Didi Gregorius and Austin Romine.
In October 2019, he took retirement from the MLB as a player.