Max Scherzer - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 20, 2022

Max Scherzer
Nick Name: Mad Max
Profession: Baseball player
Best Known For: Washington Nationals (baseball player)
Salary: $45 million
Net Worth: $120 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 27, 1984 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Maxwell M. Scherzer
Birth Place: Chesterfield, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Brad Scherzer
Mother's Name: Jan Scherzer
Siblings: 1

Alex Scherzer (younger brother)

High School: Parkway Central High School
University: University of Missouri
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 23, 2013
Wife's Name: Erica May
Children: 2

Brooklyn May-Scherzer (daughter)
Kacey Hart May-Scherzer (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 98 kg (216.05 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Heterochromia - blue (right), brown (left)
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Max Scherzer?

Max Scherzer is a baseball player by profession and American by nationality. He is currently the pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Max Scherzer – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Max Scherzer’s birth took place on July 27, 1984, in Chesterfield, Missouri, USA. He was born Maxwell M. Scherzer to his mother Jan Scherzer and his father Brad Scherzer. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling- younger brother Alex Scherzer, who died by suicide in 2012.

Max Scherzer in high school yearbook (Image: stltoday)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Parkway Central High School and after graduation in 2003 enrolled at the University of Missouri. Scherzer has heterochromia iridium his right eye is blue and his left eye is brown.

Scherzer's ethnicity includes English and German.

Max Scherzer – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Max Scherzer met Erica May at the University of Missouri and started dating. Both were baseball pitchers there but May’s heart condition prevented her from playing. He and his longtime girlfriend married on 23 November 2013.

He and his wife welcomed daughters Brooklyn May-Scherzer in November 2017 and Kacey Hart May-Scherzer on July 4, 2019. The couple is raising their daughter without rumors of divorce or extra-marital affairs.

Erica is an activist, and human rights advocate, having worked with multiple non-profit organizations. Moreover, both Max and Amy are passionate about animal rescue and rehabilitation.

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Max Scherzer, Erica May (The Georgetowner)

Max Scherzer – Career

Early career

Scherzer grew up as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. He played baseball, football, and basketball in high school. He was even selected in the 2003 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft in the 43rd round (1,291st overall) by St. Louis Cardinals. But he declined the offer and joined the University of Missouri.

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With Teams

In 2006 he was chosen in the first round and 11th overall in the 2006 MLB draft by Arizona Diamondbacks. He played for the team until the 2009 season. On December 9, 2009, Max Scherzer was traded to Detroit Tigers and played with them until 2014. In 2013 he won the 2013 AL Cy Young Award after a successful season.

On January 21, 2015, Scherzer signed a 7-year, $210 million including a $50 million signing bonus contract with Washington Nationals. He won his second Cy Young Award in 2016 and the third one in 2017.

Max Scherzer (Forbes)

Max Scherzer – Awards, Nominations

In addition to three Cy Young Awards, Scherzer has won 2 Players Choice Awards, 3 Esurance MLB, 2 Players Choice Awards and has been named Baseball Digest Pitcher of the Year (2013), NL Pitcher of the Month five times, and The Sporting News Starting Pitcher of the Year three times.

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Max Scherzer – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $120 million while his annual salary has been revealed to be $45 million.

Max Scherzer – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

On social media, Max Scherzer is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with several thousands of followers.

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