Chuck Knoblauch - Updated Jun 2024

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Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch is a retired professional baseball player from the United States. Moreover, Chuck Knoblauch played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1991 through 2002, for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and Kansas City Royals.

Early life

Edward Charles Knoblauch best known as Chuck Knoblauch was born on the 7th of July, 1968, in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. According to his birth date, Chuck is 55 years old and holds an American nationality.

In addition, he has a birth sign of Cancer and his ethnic background is unknown. He is the son of Ray Knoblauch (father) and Linda Knoblauch (mother).  He grew up in a baseball family his father, and his uncle, Eddie, managed and played in the minor leagues.


To get the attention of MLB scouts, he joined the Bellaire High School baseball team to become a professional. Later, he was selected in the 1986 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, but instead of playing for them, he transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station to play baseball.

Chuck Knoblauch – Professional Life

Chuck Knoblauch’s MLB career would have begun in 1986 if he had accepted a position with the Philadelphia Phillies. Nonetheless, his professional career began with the Minnesota Twins, who selected him in the first round of the 1989 MLB Draft.

As a result, his first season with the Twins was nothing less than outstanding. In his first season as a professional, he won the American League Rookie of the Year and the World Series.

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Caption: Chuck Knoblauch during a baseball match (Source: Players Bio)

After that, he stayed with the Minnesota team for another six years. He attempted to take out three-time World Series champion Lonnie Smith in Game 7 of the World Series by appearing to start a double play on a Terry Pendleton hit. Chuck also stole over 40 bases in three consecutive seasons.

However, following the conclusion of the 1997 season, he requested to be traded because he believed he could not win another World Series with the Minnesota Twins. He was traded to the world-famous New York Yankees.

In this case, the deal benefited both the Minnesota Twins and Chuck because the Twins received two future All-Stars Eric Milton and Cristian Guzman. At the same time, he led the Yankees to three consecutive World Series victories in four years.

Played other franchise clubs

Furthermore, he scored the opening run in Game 3 of the 1999 World Series. Later in the game, he hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the eighth inning. As a result, the Yankees won both the game and the series.

Similarly, he was vital in the 2001 World Series, scoring the game-winning run in Game 5 to put the Yankees ahead 3-2 in the seven-game series. Unfortunately, the Yankees were defeated 4-3 in the World Series that year by the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving them a fourth consecutive World Series title.

He was then traded to the Kansas City Royals, where he played his final season of professional baseball. Everyone involved in baseball praised the man for his performances within the baseball arena after his retirement, even though he could not manage a fairy tale ending.

Chuck Knoblauch – Net Worth 2024

In his baseball career, he has earned several awards and recognition. He earned All-Star four times (1992,1994, 1996, and 1997), World Series Champion (1991, 1998, 1999, 2000), AL Rookie of the Year (1991), Silver Slugger Award (1995, 1997), and Gold Glove Award (1997).

As a former baseball player, his net worth is estimated at around $22 million and he has not shared his salary and income.

Chuck Knoblauch – Relationship Status

In his life, he married three times and is currently single at the moment. Firstly, he married Lisa  Johnson in 1995, but sadly they got divorced after just four years of marriage in 1999. Later, he married Stacey Victoria Stelmach in the year 2002. But, just like before, Chuck divorced his wife in 2010 after eight long years of relationship.

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Caption: Chuck Knoblauch with his son (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Thirdly, Chuck Knoblauch married Cheri Lynn, but shortly after, he separated from Cheri after just two years of marriage. The couple has two children named  Charleigh Knoblauch and Jake Knoblauch.

Body Measurements

Chuck Knoblauch stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 79 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with blue eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body measurements.

Social Media

On his Twitter page, there are more than 46.4k followers. Besides that, he is not present on Facebook and Instagram.