Ron Washington is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager who is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). We will discuss details of Ron Washington’s net worth in this write-up.
Who is Ron Washington?
Ronald Washington was born on April 29, 1952, in New Orleans, a suburb of Louisiana, United States of America, and was signed by the Kansas City Royals on July 17, 1970, to kickstart his baseball career.
He spent the next ten seasons in the minor leagues with three different organizations (Royals, Mets, and Dodgers). He also played various seasons in the Mexican Pacific League during the winters throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He earned a brief September callup with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977, hitting .368 (7 for 19).
Ron Washington then played one season each for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Houston Astros before retiring from Triple-A Oklahoma City in 1990. He was a middle infielder for most of his career.
Throughout his career, Ronald Washington played for some high-profile clubs including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros in a career that began in 1977 and ended in 1989. In his 10 seasons as a player, Washington batted .261 with 20 career home runs.
Ron Washington’s coaching career explored
Following his retirement as a player, Washington worked in the New York Mets organization for five years. After being hired as the Oakland Athletics first base coach in 1996 under his former Astros manager Art Howe, Washington then served as the infield and third base coach for the A’s between 1997 and 2006. As infield coach, Washington has been credited with developing much of the A’s young infield talent in the last decade, including six-time Gold Glover Eric Chavez and former MVP and A’s shortstop Miguel Tejada.
On November 6, 2006, the Texas Rangers announced that Washington had accepted their offer to manage the team, replacing Buck Showalter, who was fired a month earlier. Washington beat out four other candidates for the job: Rangers bench coach Don Wakamatsu, then New York Mets third base coach Manny Acta, Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, and former Rangers catcher John Russell.
In 2010, Washington became the second manager of the Rangers franchise (after Johnny Oates) to take his team to the postseason. On October 12, 2010, Washington became the first manager in franchise history to win a playoff series with a 3–2 victory in the ALDS over the Tampa Bay Rays. On October 22, 2010, Washington’s Rangers defeated the New York Yankees in the ALCS in six games to advance to their first World Series in franchise history before losing to the San Francisco Giants in five games.
He also became the third African American to manage a team into a World Series, joining Cito Gaston, who managed the Toronto Blue Jays to the World Championship in the 1992 and 1993 World Series, and Dusty Baker, who managed the Giants in the 2002 World Series.
What is Ron Washington net worth?
After the 2023 season, the Los Angeles Angels hired Washington as their manager, making it one of the biggest moves of 2023. In the announcements, there were no details about Ron Washington’s salary, but his appointment hasn’t really come as a surprise to many, because Ronald has racked up some juicy deals throughout his career.
Currently, Ron Washinton is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million. His primary source of income is from his career as a professional baseball manager.