|Birth Place||United States|
|Famous Name||Anne Mellqueham|
|Married to||Mike Scioscia (m. 1985)|
Certified X-ray technician, Anne Mellqueham is a wife of an American former Major League Baseball catcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB), Mike Scioscia. The two exchanged the vows in 1985 after dating two years long. Furthermore, the couple is parents to their two children.
Anne is a former Thousand Oaks High cheerleader and varsity tennis player who didn’t know much about baseball, but after meeting Mike Scioscia, she changed to a full-time, primary league job.
McIlquham first saw Mike Scioscia in one of the Los Angeles Dodgers' games, where Scioscia was a catcher. Aged 21, she was studying to be an X-ray technician at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood at that time.
Impressed by the Scioscia playing style, she and her friend decided to extend their homestand and return with homemade cookies after hearing that Scioscia would be signing autographs the next day. However, Scioscia wasn’t signing as scheduled.
Downhearted, she told a Dodger Stadium security guard, Jesse, that she brought cookies for Scioscia. The security guard informed Mike. After some time, Anne and Mike met where she greeted the 23-year-old MLB star and gave him the cookies. Interestingly, he tore off the plastic and began eating.
Together, the duo walked out of the stadium. That was the 3rd of May 1982.
Later 20 days, their first date came where they played tennis and subsequently had dinner with Scioscia’s teammate, Ron Roenicke, and his spouse, Karen.
After 18 months of dating, Scioscia proposed her. She said YES! On 26th January 1985, the couple tied the knot at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks. The wedding was also attended by Jesse, their Dodger Stadium security guard/matchmaker.
In September 1988, Anne and Mike welcomed their first child, a son, Matthew Michael Scioscia. Their second child, a daughter, Taylor, was born on 12th December 1991. Anne often brought the two kids to their father's game.
Following father footsteps, Matthew played baseball high school to the University of Notre Dame team. Further, he was picked in the 45th round by the Angels in the 2011 MLB Draft and soon assigned to the AZL Angels. Later he was traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Wayne Gretzky. On 14th June 2014, he was released by the team.
Anne worked as a certified X-ray technician, as well as got accepted into a Loma Linda University angiography program. However, she didn’t enroll; instead, she enrolled herself into a full-time, major league job.
She said, “My career became being his wife, supporting him and doing all it takes to have our family,” she says. “Maybe I was a little old-fashioned, wanting to stay home, but I knew I wanted to give everything I had to build our life.”
The Scioscia currently resides in a Thousand Oaks, California (CA), the US which was built in 1993 in an area of 5,601 sq.feet. The house features five bathrooms and a five-bedroom. In the current market rate, the house is believed to be worth millions.
As of 2019, her husband, Mike Scioscia has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Reportedly, he made around $2,183,333 per annum during his last seasons in MLB.
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