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Nomar Garciaparra


Nomar Garciaparra is an American retired Major League Baseball player. Nomar Garciaparra is best known as a SportsNet LA analyst. Likewise, he is among the 13 players in Major League History who hit two grand slams during a single game and also achieved the feat at his home stadium.

Early Life

Nomar Garciaparra was born in Whitter, California on July 23, 1973,  making him a Leo. As of now, he is 50 years old. His birth name is Anthony Nomar Garciaparra.  He was born in the Garciaparra family and is of Mexican-American descent. Silvia Garciaparra is his mother and Ramon Garciaparra is his father.

He has a brother named Michael and two sisters, Yvette and Monique. His name “Nomar” comes from his father’s name “Ramon” spelled backward.

Educational Background and Early Career

Nomar attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. When Nomar was a young boy, his father stressed the importance of not striking out, giving him 25 cents for every hit in T-ball and fining him 50 cents for each strikeout. When Nomar was 13 years old, he was once put in a batting cage by his father against a college pitcher who could pitch 90 miles per hour (140 km/hr.).

He missed the first pitch, but he proceeded to hit solid line drives on the next two pitches. He was then nicknamed “No Nonsense Nomar” for his methodological and tireless preparation. Nomar was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers within the fifth round of the 1991 draft but didn’t sign it.

Instead, he enrolled at the George Institute of Technology and played college baseball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Nomar helped the Yellow Jackets to succeed in the College World Series title game in 1994 but lost to Oklahoma. He batted .492 in his final season at Georgia Tech.

In the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Nomar played on the United States Olympic Baseball team in 1992. In 1993, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) and batted .321 leading the Orleans to the League Championship.

Career and Professional Life

When Nomar was at Georgia Institute, he was drafted in fifth place by the Milwaukee Brewers. He began his professional career in Class A Advanced, as a member of the Sarasota Red Sox. Although he appeared in just 28 games, he batted .295 and was his first professional home run. In 1995, he joined the Double-A Trenton Thunder and gave 8 home runs in 125 games.

In 1996, Nomar made his MLB debut on August 31. He made his major debut against Oakland as the defensive replacement. He gave his 3 hits on September 1 while playing against Oakland which was a turning point in his career. During his rookie season in 1997, he set a record with 30 home runs together with 209 base hits.

He won the Silver Slugger award in 1997 for AL Shortstop and gained plenty of frame and support from fans after that. He was then named Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote.

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Nomar Garciaparra clicked while playing baseball for his team    source: Over the Monster

In 1998, a contract was signed by Nomar worth $23.25 million with the Red Sox for five years. During the 1998 American League Championship Series, he showed a tremendous performance as he gave 3 home runs, and 11 RBI with .333 batting in just the 4-game loss.

He made a memorable 3-run home run in the fifth inning of Game 1. He gave continuation to his career and on March 6, 2009, he signed a one-year deal with Oakland Athletics.

In his final season, Nomar batted .281 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in 65 games with Oakland. He finished his career with an impressive overall .975 fielding percentage. In 32 postseason games, he was very productive as he batted .321 (36-for-112) with 7 home runs and 24 RBI.

Nomar Garciaparra – Net Worth 2024

Nomar Garciaparra is a retired American professional baseball player and sports analyst whose net worth is estimated to be around 45 million dollars. He has earned a quite good amount of cash as he has been working for a long time.

His annual salary is $895,000. He even bought a two-story Manhattan Beach house in California worth $2.2 million in 2016 which is estimated to be 4,450 square feet in area.

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Nomar Garciaparra and his wife posing for a photo source: WBUR

Personal Life

Nomar Garciaparra got married in November 22, 2003. He was married to an Olympian and World Cup champion Soccer star Mia Hamm. Hamm and Mia originally met at a 1998 promotional event in Boston where Hamm defeated Nomar during a soccer shootout.

They didn’t have any feelings for each other as Mia was already married at that time. But they stayed in contact as friends. Eventually, Hamm got divorced in 2001 and they started dating and got married.

His wife gave birth to twin daughters, Grace Isabella and Ava Caroline who were born on March 27, 2007, in Los Angeles. They also had a son named Garrett Anthony born in January 2012. Both Nomar and Hamm are happy together living the life of their dreams and enjoying every bit of their life together.

Nomar Garciaparra

Nomar and his family posing for a photo source: Player Bio

Nomar Garciaparra – Body Measurements

He is claimed to be 5 feet 10 inches (1.82m) tall and weighs around 86 kg. Nomar features a perfect body type for a player. He has a good physique for a player. Nomar has a well-groomed and healthy body along with black hair and dark-brown eyes.

Social Media

Nomar can be found on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has gained about 109.5K followers on Twitter and over 154K followers on Facebook. He hasn’t made any posts on Instagram yet. Thus, he is not so active on Instagram.