Angel Hernandez

by John Max 30 Aug,2021
Angel Hernandez
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Angel Hernandez
  • Country Cuba CU
Facts
  • Birth Name Angel Hernandez
  • Birth Place Havana, Cuba
  • Famous Name Angel Hernandez
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Salary $0.5 Million
  • Nationality Cuban
  • Profession Umpire
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Mireya
  • Children Two

Angel Hernandez is a Cuban umpire who has worked throughout Major League Baseball (MLB) since 2020. From 1991-1999, he served in the National League. Besides, he often hit the headline and has been the subject of criticism from players, coaches, and fans throughout his career.

Havana, Cuba native, Angel Hernandez was born on 26th August 1091, under the star sign Virgo. He holds Cuban nationality. In 2015, he returned to his country after he left to spread the ashes of his father. Currently, he resides in Loxahatchee, Florida. 

Is Angel Hernandez Married? 

Yes, Angel Hernandez is a married man. He tied the knot with a woman named Mireya. However, there is no information about their dating or wedding in the media. 

Hernandez and his wife, share two daughters: Jennifer Marie and Melissa Amanda. The rest of the Hernandez family prefers their life low-key. 

How Much Is Angel Hernandez's Net Worth In 2021?

According to the source, Major League umpires begin at $120,000 annually, and seasoned umpires can earn as much as $350,000. Benefits, travel expenses, and daily per diem add to the compensation package.

 With an experience of three decades in umpiring, Hernandez is believed to make no less than $0.5 million. As of 2021, his net worth is $1 million. 

Umpiring Career 

Hernande made his umpiring career debut on 23rd May 1991. He umpired in the 2X World Series (2002 and 2005) and 3X All-Star Game (1999, 2009, and 2017). Further, he has officiated in 7X League Championship Series (2000-04, 2007, 2010, and 2016) and 11X  League Division Series (1997, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020). 

AngelAngel Hernandez SOURCE: ESPN

Also, he served for Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS as an injury fill-in for Derryl Cousins. For the second half of the 2011 baseball season, he went to the crew of Gerry Davis from the umpiring crew of Joe West. 

Following a dozen umpires elected to sit out the season in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hernandez was made an interim crew chief.

Legal Issues

Hernandez filed a federal lawsuit over MLB, alleging racial discrimination led to him being overlooked for World Series games and crew chief promotions in July 2017. He cited a long-standing feud with Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre, dating back to Torre's managerial career.

He said that before Torre came in 2011, his evaluations were consistently positive, but since then evaluations had become neutral or negative.  In September 2018, the case was moved to the headquarter of MLB, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in New York City. 

In March 2021, he lost the case with the judge stating "The evidence shows beyond genuine dispute that an umpire's leadership and situation management carried the day in MLB's promotion decisions."

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