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Justin Morneau is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman from Canada who played from 2003 to 2016. Justin Morneau was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and later played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rookies, and Chicago White Sox.
Table of Biography
Justin Morneau, a resident of New Westminster, British Columbia, was born on May 15, 1981, under the sign of Taurus. The forty-year-old is of caucasian ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
Parents of Justin Morneau
Morneau is George Morneau’s and Audra Chartrand’s youngest son. His father is a softball and baseball hitting instructor, as well as a childcare worker and proprietor of a sporting goods company.
Her mother, on the other hand, is a former fast-pitch softball player and elementary school teacher. Geordie is his older brother.
Morneau did not attend college despite obtaining numerous offers from NCAA schools. The Twins selected him in the third round of the 1999 MLB amateur entry draft, as the 89th overall pick. After that, he played in different lesser leagues.
Morneau made his major league debut with the Twins on June 10, 2003, batting cleanup against the Colorado Rockies. He put up great minor league numbers the following season, appearing in 74 games for the Twins in 2004. In 280 at-bats, he hit 19 home runs and drove in 58 runs while making only three mistakes.
Morneau wore #27 during his first three seasons with the Twins. He wore #33 for the rest of his Twins career, beginning in 2006. Morneau was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 31, 2013, in exchange for Alex Presley and an unnamed player, who was later identified as Duke Welker on October 5, 2013.
He made his Pirates debut on September 1, 2013, wearing number 66. Morneau joined with the Chicago White Sox on December 3, 2016, but was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Career Highlights & Awards
- 4× All-Star (2007–2010)
- AL MVP (2006)
- 2× Silver Slugger Award (2006, 2008)
- NL batting champion (2014)
- Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
Justin Morneau signed a one-year, $345k contract with Minnesota on March 4, 2005. He signed a one-year $385k contract with Minnesota the following year. He signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with Minnesota on February 2, 2007. Justin signed a six-year, $80 million contract with Minnesota on January 25, 2008.
He signed a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Colorado on December 3, 2013. Colorado turned down a $9 million option for 2016 on October 30, 2015. He signed a one-year $1 million contract with Chicago on June 9, 2016. Justin Morneau’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be around $35 million, based on his lucrative MLB contracts.
Krista Martin, a Minnesota native, is Justin Morneau’s wife. On January 10, 2009, the pair married at Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition, the couple has five children together.
The Morneau family lives in a home in New Westminster, about four blocks from Queen’s Park, where he spent his childhood playing hockey and baseball. Morneau and his wife also formed The Justin Morneau Foundation to help underserved communities, with a focus on places in which the Morneaus have lived.
Body Measurement and Social media
He weighs 220 pounds and is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall (100 kg). Moreover, he is not active on any social media platforms.
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