COLOSSAL : adjective co·los·sal \ kə-ˈlä-səl \
: of a bulk, extent, power, or effect approaching or suggesting the stupendous or incredible
Not selected in the 1981 draft and spent a semester at New York Institute of Technology before being signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates after being spotted by scout Syd Thrift at a baseball camp in Europe.
Since 2011, Bonilla has been paid approximately $1.19 million by the New York Mets each year, through 2023. The payments come every July 1, which some fans refer to "Bobby Bonilla Day".
6× All-Star (1988–1991, 1993, 1995)
World Series champion (1997)
3× Silver Slugger Award (1988, 1990, 1991)
Chicago White Sox (1986)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–1991)
New York Mets (1992–1995)
Baltimore Orioles (1995–1996)
Florida Marlins (1997–1998)
Los Angeles Dodgers (1998)
New York Mets (1999)
Atlanta Braves (2000)
St. Louis Cardinals (2001)