Max Scherzer Celebrity Life
Max Scherzer, born on July 27, 1984, is an American professional baseball player, and starting pitcher for Washington Nationals (MLB). He also previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers clubs. He is the winner of the prize of Cy Young in 2013, 2016 and 2017.
The Early Years
Scherzer was born and raised in Chesterfield, Missouri. The name of his parents is Jen and Brad Scherzer. Max began playing baseball at Parkway Central High School and, upon graduation, was selected to play in the 2003 MLB (Major League Baseball) Draft in round 43 by the St. Louis Cardinals Club.
Max Scherzer in 2010
On December 9, 2009, Scherzer was transferred to the Detroit Tigers in trade between the New York Tigers, the Diamondbacks, and the Yankees, which also involved outfielder Curtis Granderson and pitcher Ian Kennedy. In 2010, his first campaign with the Tigers registered a 12-11 mark with the effectiveness of 3.50.
In 2011, it registered a 15-9 mark with 4.43 effectiveness. He launched the second game of the Divisional Series against the Yankees on October 2, 2011, where he did not allow hits until the sixth inning and won the victory. In the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers, he recorded a loss in two starts.
In 2012, Scherzer led the majors with an average of 11.09 strikeouts for every nine pitches thrown and came second with 231 total strikeouts, eight less than teammate Justin Verlander.
Scherzer officially joined the Washington Nationals on January 21, 2015, after signing a $210 million, seven-year deal, the most lucrative contract awarded to a pitcher after Clayton Kershaw.
He was chosen as the best pitcher on May 10 and June 11 in the National League. On June 20, 2015, in Washington, Scherzer launched the second game without hits or races in the history of the Nationals, a 6-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
On October 3, 2015, Scherzer became the sixth pitcher in history to launch two games without hits or races in the same season, achieving the feat in New York against the Mets.
On May 11, 2016, Scherzer matched the mark of Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Kerry Wood with 20 strikeouts in a single nine-inning game, being the first to get it in the 21st century. He also became the 17th pitcher to record a victory against all 30 major league teams. On July 8, he was invited to the 2016 All-Star Game to replace fellow Stephen Strasburg, who had just been activated from the disabled list.
On November 16, 2016, he was named the winner of the Cy Young Award in the National League, becoming the sixth pitcher in the history of the big leagues to win that prize both in the National League and in the American League.
Scherzer mainly uses four feeds: fastball at a speed of 94-95 miles per hour, a slider - 85-86 miles per hour, a changeup - 82-85 miles per hour and a curveball - 78-79 miles per hour. Apart from fastballs, Scherzer mainly uses the slider against the right-handed batsmen and the Changeup against the left-handed ones. Also, about four times during the match, he throws a curveball.
Max Scherzer’s only sibling, his younger brother Alex, committed suicide in the summer of 2012. Alex was fond of analyzing baseball statistics and sabermetrics. It was from him that Max learned how useful the sabermetric was and used it as a tool to improve his game. After the death of his brother, Scherzer began to devote every game to him.
Scherzer has heterochromia - the iris of his eyes differs in color: his right eye is blue and his left eye is brown. On June 12, 2011, the Detroit Tigers released a bubblehead toy depicting the player that correctly reflects its feature.
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