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John Smoltz is a former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in MLB after getting drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

John Smoltz
NameJohn Smoltz
Age55 years
Birth date15 May 1967
Birth PlaceWarren, Michigan, U.S
Height1.9 m
ProfessionFormer Professional Baseball Player
TeamAtlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Saint Louis Cardinals
Net Worth$60 million
Last UpdatedJune 2022

John Smoltz is a former American baseballer who got drafted by the Atlanta Braves and made his debut on 23rd July 1998. Nicknamed “Smoltzie” and “Marmaduke”, the 55-years-old played as a pitcher in the Major League Baseball for 22 seasons starting from 1988 to 2009. He was an 8-time All-Star winner. Often he was considered as part of the celebrated trio of starting pitchers including Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. He won several awards and honors during his baseball time. Smoltz was one of the most prominent pitchers in playoff history and won the NL CY Young Award in 1996 after posting a record of 24-8.

In 2002 he went on to set a National League record with 55 saves and was the only 2nd pitcher in history to record a 20-win season and a 50-save season. He recorded 200 wins and 150 saves in MLB history. Later he broke away from the Braves and joined the Boston Red Sox and Saint Louis Cardinals for his last season. Smoltz was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2015. After his retirement, he served as a color commentator and analyst for Fox Sports and MLB Network.

John Smoltz Net Worth (2022)

John Smoltz

As of 2022, John Smoltz has a net worth of $60 million, as recorded on celebritynetworth.com. He has signed several contracts starting from his debut in 1988 to 2009. He signed four 1-year contract with the Atlanta Braves from 1988 – 1991 consisting of $62,500, $86,000, $210,000, $355,000 respectively. In 1992 and 1996 he signed a 4-year contract extension with the Braves worth $16 million and $31 million. 

In 2001 he signed another 3-year extension worth $30 million with the team and a 2-year extension in 2004 of $20 million approximately. On April 26, 2007, Smoltz signed his final contract with the Braves for 1-year worth $14 million and divided 2009 by signing up with Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. He signed a 1-year $5.5 million deal with Boston and $400,000 with St.Louis for 1-year.

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John Smoltz MLB Career

John Smoltz

In the 1985 amateur draft, John Smoltz was selected by the Detroit Tigers as the 574th overall. He participated in games with the Class AA Glens Falls Tigers in 1987 while scoring a record of 7-8 and 4-10. He made his debut on July 23, 1988, as part of the Atlanta Braves and in just 29 starts he recorded 12-11 with a 2.94 ERA while pitching 208 innings. He was named to the National League All-Star Team soon after.

He won the National League CY Young Award with 26 out of 28 first-place votes and also received the Silver Slugger Award for his batting. In 2002, Smoltz set an NL record with 55 saves and in 2004 he made 44 saves while breaking Gene Garber’s franchise record of 141 career saves with a total of 154 saves. He was one of the 4 pitchers who tied for the National League lead in wins and placed 3rd in strikeouts. Smoltz recorded his 200th win against Glavine exactly 11 years later after making his 100th win on 24th May. 

On April 22, 2008, John Smoltz became the 16th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3000 career strikeouts and the fourth pitcher to strike out 3000 batters for one team. Later he joined the Boston Red Sox and Saint Louis Cardinals in 2009 just before his retirement. On August 23, 2009, he made his debut as part of the Cardinals and went on for 5 innings, striking out 9 and walking none, while striking out 7 batters in a row that set the franchise record for the Cardinals.

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John Smoltz Endorsements

John Smoltz

For all the 22 seasons that John Smoltz has played in the MLB, he gathered a total of $135,560,677 million including a signing bonus of $9 million and an incentive of $544,445. His major source of income was undoubtedly from his MLB plays, but he also signed an endorsement with Upper Deck. 

Though contract details are left unknown. He also played the role of a color commentator and analyst for Fox News and MLB Network after his retirement. He also joined SportSouth and won his first Sports Emmy Award as an Event Analyst.

John Smoltz Wife

John Smoltz

John Smoltz is currently married to Kathryn Darden. Before his marriage to Kathryn, he was committed to Dyan Struble in 1997. Though the couple had been going strong for years they broke off eventually due to personal issues. Later he married Kathryn. With Dyan, Smoltz shares four lovely children namely, John Andrew Jr., Rachel Elizabeth, Carly Maria, and Kelly Christina. After spending 16 years together the two went off on their own journey in 2007. John and Kathryn got married in 2009 and they welcomed 2 kids.

Q. Is John Smoltz retired?

John Smoltz retired in 2009 from MLB.

Q. How many seasons did John Smoltz play?

He played for 22 seasons in MLB.

Q. What is John Smoltz’s net worth?

John Smoltz has a net worth of $60 million.

Q. Which team did John Smoltz play with the longest?

It was with Atlanta Braves. From 1988 to 2008 he was affiliated with the Braves.

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