After an MLB career spanning 15 seasons with several accolades to his name, including three All-Star nods and five Gold Glove awards, Mark Teixeira made a whole lot of money. Add in his brief career post-playing career as an ESPN baseball analyst and you've got a quite a wealthy guy, with over $200 million in estimated earnings from his playing days.
One of his purchases with all that cash was his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, a six-bedroom estate that he purchased in March of 2009 for $6.7 million. Now, over a decade later, Tex has sold his CT digs for $7 million, making a nice little profit off of the house all in all (via Randy White of Realtor.com). That's not all that surprising, either, seeing as Teixeira is well-versed in the real estate game.
"The action of buying and selling properties, developing properties, taking in LPs, putting together deals," Teixeira told Forbes in 2019. "That is a lot of fun. And that’s what I’ve really been focusing on since I retired."
But enough about all that real estate, business-y stuff. Let's get to the real excitement here — the features and amenities of the slugger's former home. Among them included in White's description on Realtor.com are:
— A 2.4-acre lot with six bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms and just under 10,000 square feet of living space
— A family area with a custom stone fireplace adjacent to a kitchen with two stovetops and ovens and a large middle island.
— A master suite featuring a home office, a screened deck, two bathrooms and walk-in closets.
— A recreation area with a built-in golf simulator, home gym, wine cellar, bar, home theater and a bathroom with an adjacent sauna
— An outdoor living area that is "perfect for throwing parties" and that looks out on the lawn of the private backyard
Teixeira spent time with the Yankees, Rangers, Braves and Angels throughout his career, meaning he had been to some pretty cool spots in his time, but Greenwich still held a special place in his heart.
"I’ve lived everywhere. What Greenwich gives you is a great place to raise your family. A great education. A small-town feeling, but not a boring town. And easy access to New York City," Teixeira told Greenwich Magazine. "I have the best of both worlds. I get to live in a beautiful suburb like Greenwich, and have the woods in my backyard, but then I can drive forty-five minutes and be in Manhattan.”
Teixeira also had a home in Westlake, Texas, though he sold that mansion for $4 million through an auction back in 2018.