On Tuesday, July 13, the best of the pro baseball best will gather at Coors Field in Denver for the 91st annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time, but if you’re not in Denver, you can catch the action on Fox.
The players compete for the sake of competing and for bragging rights, but in many cases, there’s a financial incentive, as well. Some players have the potential to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses, which are built into their contracts for things like winning a Gold Glove, being named MVP or being selected for the All-Star Game.
Since those selected are at the tippy top of the MLB pyramid, they tend to be the biggest stars with the biggest paychecks anyway — and that’s nothing new. Almost all of the richest living MLB players were All-Stars at one point or another in their careers. Here’s a look at the wealthiest All-Stars from the present day and years past as the 2021 baseball season crosses the halfway point.
Last updated: July 12, 2021