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.
Justin Morneau, a resident of New Westminster, British Columbia, was born on April 18 May 15, 1981 in the sign of Taurus. the forty years old is of Caucasian descent and holds American citizenship.
Justin Morneau’s parents
Morneau is the youngest son of George Morneau and Audra Chartrand. His father is a softball and baseball batting instructor as well as a child care worker and owner of a sporting goods company.
Her mother, on the other hand, is a former softball player and elementary school teacher. Georgy is his older brother.
Morneau did not attend college, despite receiving 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 various smaller leagues.
Morneau made his major league debut with the Twins on June 10, 2003, in a cleanup against the Colorado Rockies. He hit great minor league numbers the following season, appearing in 74 games for the Twins in 2004. In 280 at-bats, he hit 19 homers and drove in 58 runs, committing only three penalties.
Morneau wore the number 27 for his first three seasons with the Twins. He wore the number 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 one unnamed player later identified as Duke Welker on October 5. 2013
He made his Pirates debut on September 1, 2013 wearing the number 66. Morneau joined 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 Racquet Award (2006, 2008)
- NL Batting Champion (2014)
- Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
Justin Morneau signed a one-year, $345,000 contract with Minnesota on March 4, 2005. The following year, he signed a one-year, $385,000 contract with Minnesota. He signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with Minnesota on February 2, 2007. Justin signed a six-year, $80 million deal with Minnesota on January 25, 2008.
He signed a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Colorado on December 3, 2013. Colorado declined a $9 million option for 2016 on October 30, 2015. On June 9, 2016, he signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Chicago. Justin Morneau’s 2021 net worth is estimated to be around $35 million based on his lucrative MLB contracts.
Christa Martin, a native of Minnesota, is the wife of Justin Morneau. On January 10, 2009, the couple wed at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The couple also have five children together.
The Morneau family lives in a house in New Westminster about four blocks from Queen’s Park, where he spent his childhood playing hockey and baseball. Morneau and his wife also established the Justin Morneau Foundation to help underserved communities, with a focus on places where the Morneau lived.
body measurement and social media
He weighs 220 pounds and is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall (100 kg). Also, he is not active on any social media platforms.