Net Worth: $500 Thousand
Nyjer Morgan is an outfielder in the Japanese Central League who has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. Nicknamed “Tony Plush”, “Tony Hush”, or “Tony Gumbo”, he was born Nyjer Jamid Morgan on July 2, 1980 in San Francisco, California. He used to play ice hockey and reached the Major Junior level with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League in 1999-2000. In the next season, he turned his focus to baseball and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 33rd round of the 2002 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft.
On September 14, 2007, Morgan had of his first big plays after he made a catch that sent the Pirates to a 4-3 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston Astros manager Cecil Cooper was one of the people who noticed the catch that invited comparisons to Willy May’s famous “The Catch” most notably on the ESPN sports news program SportsCenter. He continued to rise in the sports of baseball.
However, Tony Plush is one of the many athletes who are not freed from controversy. On May 23, 2010, he reacted angrily to a missed ball by tossing his glove to the side and storming off the field. In his Twitter account, he also courted controversy by taunting his fellow players. He was also widely scrutinized for twice yelling out obscenities on live TV immediately after the Brewers won the National League Division on October 7, 2011.