Vince Coleman is a former American professional baseball player who played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1985 to 1997. He is best known for his exceptional speed and base-stealing abilities which earned him six consecutive National League (NL) stolen base titles and two All-Star selections.
As fans are well known about his professional career, questions often arise regarding his financial standing and net worth. In this post, we explore the topic of Vince Coleman’s net worth, delving into his earnings and contributions to the world of baseball.
How Much is Vince Coleman’s Net Worth?
After retiring from baseball, Coleman worked as a base-running instructor for several MLB teams including the Chicago White Sox, the San Francisco Giants, the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also coached in the minor leagues and ran a baseball academy in Florida. He was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2018.
As of 2024, Vince Coleman has an estimated net worth of $12 million. His main source of income is his earnings from his baseball career which totaled more than $23 million. He also owns a mansion in Orlando, Florida, which he bought for $1.4 million in 1991.
You can explore the earnings of your other beloved stars by checking out the posts below:
- Tony Snell Net Worth: How Much Rich is Basketball Player?
- Chita Rivera Net Worth: How Much Did She Earn in Her Career?
Vince Coleman’s Journey to Major League Baseball
Coleman went to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee after graduating from William M. Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida. With seven thefts in a single game and 65 steals in a season in 1981 at Florida A&M, he established the record for the most steals in a single season.
In terms of both total thefts and stolen base percentage that year, he topped NCAA Division I. Coleman followed in the footsteps of his cousin Greg Coleman, a punter at Florida A&M in the 1970s who went on to play in the National Football League for 12 years, by playing kicker and punter for the Florida A&M Rattlers football team when he was a student-athlete.
Vince Coleman played in the 1978 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game for the Rattlers. In 1979, he converted a game-winning 34-yard field goal to help the Rattlers defeat the Division I-A Miami Hurricanes 16–13, an improbable victory. He was chosen to the all-conference team in both 1980 and 1981.
The Washington Redskins signed Coleman as a free agent in 1982, but he left the club after only one week of training camp because they intended to employ him as a wide receiver. When the St. Louis Cardinals selected Coleman in the tenth round of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft, he decided to pursue a baseball career.
In 1983, Coleman stole 145 bases in one season while playing for the Macon Redbirds of the South Atlantic League; he missed a month of play due to a broken hand. Before being called up to the big leagues in 1984, he further displayed his speed and base-stealing prowess in 1984 with 101 thefts for the Louisville Redbirds of the American Association.