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Net Worth:
$16 Million
$3 Million
Aug 28, 1943 (80 years old)
West Tampa
Manager, Baseball player
United States of America
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What is Lou Piniella's Net Worth?

Lou Piniella is a former professional baseball player and manager who has a net worth of $16 million. Lou Piniella, AKA "Sweet Lou," played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball as an outfielder and managed big league teams from 1986 to 2010. He won World Series championships as both a player and manager.

Early Life

Louis Victor Piniella was born on August 28, 1943, in Tampa, Florida. He grew up in West Tampa and played American Legion baseball and PONY League baseball along with future MLB manager Tony La Russa. Lou attended Jesuit High School where he played several sports and was an All-American in basketball. He went to the University of Tampa for one year where he was a College Division All-American in baseball for the Spartans.

Playing Career

Lou Piniella was signed by the Cleveland Indians at 18 years old as an amateur free agent in June 1962. He was then drafted by the Washington Senators and traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He finally played his first major league game for the Orioles in 1964. He played for the Indians again from 1966-1968, and was then traded to the Kansas City Royals. He remained with the Royals until 1973. During his time with the Royals, he was named Rookie of the Year and was chosen to play in the All-Star Game in 1972. He was traded to the New York Yankees in 1974 and remained with them until 1984. He won two World Series championships with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978.

For his career, Piniella batted .291 with 102 home runs and 766 runs batted in.

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Managerial Career

After retiring from playing, Piniella became a manager for the New York Yankees (1986-1988), Cincinnati Reds (1990-1992), Seattle Mariners (1993-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003-2005), and Chicago Cubs (2007-2010). He won the 1990 World Series championship with the Reds, led the Mariners to four postseason appearances in seven years, and captured back-to-back division titles with the Cubs in 2007-2008. Piniella was named Manager of the Year three times in his career—1995, 2001, 2008—and finished his managerial career ranked 14th all-time in wins. His overall record of 1,835-1,712 is good for a .517 career winning percentage. Lou Piniella was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 2014.

Coaching Salaries

Here are some of Lou Piniella's known coaching salaries:

  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2002-2005): $2.5 million per year
  • Chicago Cubs (2006-2010): $3 million per year
  • Seattle Mariners (2010-2012): $3 million per year

Personal Life

Lou married his wife, Anita Garcia, in 1967. The couple has three children together.

After suffering a mini-stroke in June 2017, Piniella resumed his role as senior advisor to baseball operations with the Cincinnati Reds for the 2018 season. He also served as a special consultant for the San Francisco Giants in 2011.

Piniella has been a candidate for election into the Baseball Hall of Fame twice, in 2016 and 2018, but has failed to be inducted. In 2018, he received 11 of the required 12 votes for the 2019 induction class.

Lou Piniella has made several television appearances over the years, including a cameo in 1994's "Little Big League" and commercials for Aquafina bottle water and DirecTV.

Florida Mansion

In September 2012 Lou Piniella paid $925,000 for a 7,000 square foot home in Tampa, Florida. Today this home is likely worth $2-3 million.

Lou Piniella Career Earnings

  • New York Yankees (1974-75)
    $57 Thousand
  • Kansas City Royals (1973-74)
    $50 Thousand
  • Seattle Pilots (1969-70)
    $10 Thousand
  • Cleveland Indians (1968-69)
    $6.5 Thousand
  • Baltimore Orioles (1964-65)
    $4.5 Thousand
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