Maxwell M. Scherzer is an American baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round and 11th overall in the 2006 MLB draft. Furthermore, he played for Detroit Tigers from 2010-2014.
Max has achieved numerous strikeout records: he is the tenth pitcher to win at least three Cy Young Awards, the fifth pitcher to throw more than one immaculate inning in his career, and the sixth pitcher to record two no-hitters in the same season.
|Birth name||Max Scherzer|
|Birthdate||July 27, 1984|
|Height||6 feet 3 inches|
|Parents||Father: Brad Scherzer
Mother: Jan Scherzer
|Siblings||Alex Scherzer (late)|
|Children||Brooklyn Scherzer, Kacey Hart|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
Max Scherzer Net Worth: $50 Million
The Arizona Diamondbacks picked Max in the first round with the 11th overall pick of the 2006 MLB draft. Also, a total of eight pitchers were selected, including Tim Lincecum, Luke Hochevar, Clayton Kershaw, and Brandon Morrow. After playing the three games for Diamondbacks, Max penned a $4.3 million contract.
On April 29, 2008, Max made his MLB debut against the Houston Astros and became a full-time starter in the year 2009 due to his outstanding performance. On May 16, 2009, Max recorded his first major league victory in 12-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.
On December 9, 2009, Max was picked by the Detroit Tigers. He has spent the majority of his career with Detroit Tigers. He played with the Tigers from the year 2010 to 2014. In January 2016, Max agreed to a seven-year $210 million contract with Washington Nationals, which included a $50 million signing bonus that would be paid over 14 years.
Max started for the Nationals on Opening Day 2019 against deGrom at National Parks. On April 26, he became the 35th pitcher in Major League history to record 2,500 career strikeouts. Max became the third fastest to achieve the feat based on innings pitched. As of 2020, Max Scherzer’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million and an annual salary of $22 million.
Max Scherzer Wife: Erica May-Scherzer
Max is a married man, and he shares his married life with Erica May-Scherzer. He first met the love of his life at the University of Missouri, where they both were pitchers. The couple dated for eight years before starting the next chapter of their life together in 2013. Max turned his long-time girlfriend into his wife in November of 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The couple recently welcomed their first child, Brooklyn Scherzer, who was born on November 29, 2017. In 2019, he and his wife announced that their Brooklyn was going to a big sister, and on the 4th of July of 2019, the couple introduced their second daughter, whom they named Kacey Hart. The family is living in McLean, a suburb of Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia. They have four rescue dogs and two cats.
Short Wiki-like Bio
Maxwell M. Scherzer was born on July 27, 1984, in Chesterfield, Missouri, making his age 34. He is the son of Jan (Shirck) and Brad Scherzer and has spent much of his growing up days in Chesterfield. Max’s younger brother, Alex, died by suicide early in the summer of the year 2012. Since the death of his brother, Max dedicates every start to his late brother.
Max went to Parkway Central High School, where he also played baseball for the school’s team. He got an opportunity to play in MLB when he got drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round, but he didn’t sign the contract; instead, he decided to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
The Nationals, Max holds an American nationality and comes from a mixed ethnicity of German, Irish, English, and Scottish. The pitcher has a height of 6 feet and 3 inches and weighs around 98 kgs. Max has heterochromia iridium, which results in him having a blue eight eye and brown left eye.