Bonilla was one of the Major League’s best batters and overall top players in the late 1980s and early 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Bonilla recorded impressive statistics in home runs, RBIs, doubles, extra base hits, Wins Above Replacement averages, as well as four All-Star selections, three Silver Slugger Awards and was a top candidate for the National League’s Most Valuable Player award during his career. He led the league in extra base hits (78) during the 1990 MLB season and doubles (44) during the 1991 MLB season. Bonilla signed with the New York Mets during the 1991-92 offseason to a contract that earned him the distinction of being the highest-paid player in the league at the time, earning more than $6 million per year. In 1997, Bobby became a World Series champion with the Florida Marlins.
Through his 16 years in professional baseball, Bonilla accumulated a .279 batting average, with a .358 on-base percentage and a .472 slugging percentage.