Chuck Knoblauch is a retired American baseball player. During his career, he played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1991–1997), New York Yankees (1998–2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). Chuck mostly played as a second baseman and moved to left field for his final two seasons. He earned All-Star four times, and, in his entire career, he batted 289 with 98 home runs and 615 runs batted in. Further, he stole 25 or more bases in 10 of his 12 seasons and finished with 407.
Chuck Knoblauch Early Life:
Chuck was born on 7th July 1968, in Houston, Texas. He had a baseball family background, and his age is 54.
Chuck Knoblauch Family Background:
Chuck’s father, Ray Knoblauch, was a Baseball coach. Ray has managed and played in the small leagues between the late 1930s and mid-1950s, and so did Chuck’s uncle, Eddie.
Chuck’s mother’s name is Linda Knoblauch; he has a total of 5 siblings, including three sisters named Susan Reinbach, Laura Howe, Karen Grenrood, and Patricia Craft, and one brother named Raymond Mark Knoblauch Jr.
Chuck Knoblauch Education:
Chuck completed his schooling at Bellaire High School and was also a member of the school’s baseball team. In 1986, he missed his senior season of the state championship due to a broken leg, though he did cheer from the bench as the team won this championship.
Further, he played baseball for Texas A&M University in College Station and was a second-team All-American. In 1988, Chuck played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) and achieved the league’s Outstanding Pro Prospect award.
Chuck Knoblauch Physical stats:
Chuck stands 5 feet 9 inches tall. His eyes are Grey and his hair Greyish black. Further, he has black hair and blue eyes.
Chuck Knoblauch Birth Signs:
Chuck’s sun and star’s sign is Cancer, and his opposite sign is Capricorn. Further, his birth flower is Water Lily, and his birth sign element is Water. Chuck’s lucky number, stone and color are 11, and Moonstone and Silver, respectively.
Chuck Knoblauch’s Net worth:
Chuck started playing baseball from a young age, as his father and uncle had the same professional background. In his entire career, he received many awards and recognition. His estimated net worth is around $15 million. Chuck has not disclosed his salary, income, or assets to the media.
Chuck Knoblauch Relationship Status:
Chuck married thrice; his first wife was Lisa Johnson (1995–1999). The second was Stacey Victoria Stelmach (2002-2010), and the third was Cheri Olvera (2011-2012). After only two years of marriage, Charleigh Knoblauch and Jake Knoblauch are his children from the third marriage with Cheri. Later the couple got divorced.
Chuck Knoblauch Career:
In the 1989 MLB draft first round, Chuck was drafted by the Minnesota Twins, which was a good start to his career as a professional baseball player. Further, as a member of the 1991 Minnesota Twins, he won a World Series ring and American League Rookie of the Year award, and he batted .312, .333, and .341 during 1994–96. In 1997, Chuck won the AL Gold Glove Award at second base and stole over 40 bases in three following seasons. Later he was a deal to the Yankees in exchange for four players (including Eric Milton and Cristian Guzmán) and US$3 million after the 1997 season.
Chuck’s entry into New York Yankees was greeted with anticipation. At that time, a columnist of The New York Times predicted that Chuck and Derek Jeter would form the greatest double-play combination in history. He hit a career-high 17 home runs as his team won a then-American league-record 114 games. Further, Chuck played in the 1998 American League Championship Series game two against the Cleveland Indians. He later becomes an important factor in the 1999 World Series victory over the Atlanta Braves and the World Series victory over the San Diego Padres.
In the 1999 World Series, Game 3, he scored the game’s first run and hit, eventually winning the Yankees in the 10th inning. Later 2001 World Series, Game 5, he scored a winning run. The Yankees won the American League pennant every year when Chunk played with the team, thus winning three World Series championships.
Towards the end of his career, Chunk played with Kansas City Royals. he was engrossed by his fielding troubles and trying hard to hit home runs, but the performance was getting worse. He played 80 games in left field for the Royals and scored batting .210. Later the following year, the Royals declined a new contract, and in 2003, Chunk announced his retirement.
Chuck Knoblauch Social Appearance:
Chuck’s Twitter profile has around 46K followers. He created this account back in April 2011.
Chuck Knoblauch was an amazing player and has gained a lot of fame in his profession. We wish him luck for the coming future.