Net Worth: $4 Million
Retired left-handed relief pitcher Ron Villone has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He has played for 12 teams in his career in the Major League Baseball (MLB) and is tied for 2nd all time with pitcher Mike Morgan and outfielder Matt Stairs who are trailing Octavio Dotel who has played for 13 teams.
Ronald Thomas Villone Jr., born on January 16, 1970 in Englewood, New Jersey, attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a two-sport star while playing baseball and football. He was selected in 1990 as a first-team All-Yankee Conference tight end. In 1991, he was a recipient of the Atlantic-10 Left Handed Pitcher of the Year. He has pitched for Team U.S.A. in 1992 and was also a third-team All American Selection after striking out 89 in just 59 1/3 innings.
Also known as Suitcase Villone for moving from one place to another and playing for different teams, his career began when he was drafted out of college by the Seattle Mariners as the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 1992 MLB Draft. Since then, he has played for several teams such as the San Diego Padres, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cleveland Indians, the Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies, the Houston Astros, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Houston Astros, the Florida Marlins, the New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2009, he finally found his home with Washington Nationals. However, he was cut before the start of the season and he later played in the independent AA Atlantic League for the Somerset Pirates.
Ron Villone is also known for some of his entrance music like the song “Bodies” by the heavy metal rock band Drowning Pool. His wife, Brooke Tammaro Villione, has appeared in the new reality show Baseball Wives on VH1. It features the wealthy girlfriends and wives of MLB players living in Arizona.