Justin Morneau

by John Max 05 Dec,2021
Justin Morneau
Personal Info
Facts
  • Father George Morneau
  • Mother Audra Sinclair
  • Birth Name Justin Ernest George Morneau
  • Net Worth $35 Million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Married to Krista Martin
  • Famous Name Justin Morneau
  • Children 5
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession Retired MLB Player

Justin Morneau is a Canadian retired baseball first baseman who played in  Major League Baseball (MLB) From 2003-2016. Drafted by the Minnesota Twins, he played for the team until 2013 and then with Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rookies, and Chicago White Sox. 

New Westminster, British Columbia native, Justin Morneau was born on 15th May 1981, under the star sign Taurus. The forty years old holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background. He stands  6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg).

How Much Is Justin Morneau's Net Worth In 2021?

On 4th March 2005, Justin Morneau signed a 1 year $345k contract with Minnesota.

The following year, he agreed on a 1 year $385k contract with Minnesota. 

On 2nd February 2007, he signed a 1 year $4.5 million contract with Minnesota. 

On 25th January 2008, Justin inked a 6 year $80 million contract with Minnesota. 

On 3rd December 2013, he signed a 2 year $12.5 million contract with Colorado.

On 30th October 2015, Colorado declined a $9 million option for 2016. 

On 9th June 2016, he signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Chicago.  

Looking at his lucrative MLB contracts, Justin Morneau's net worth in 2021 is approximately $35 million. 

Is Justin Morneau Married?

Justin Morneau is married to Minnesota native Krista Martin. The couple tied the knot on 10th January 2009 at Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Further, the couple shares five children. 

Justin Justin Morneau's wife and children SOURCE: Instagram @justinmorneau

The Morneau family lives in a house in his hometown of New Westminster which is just four blocks from Queen's Park, where he grew up playing hockey and baseball. 

Further, Morneau and his wife established, The Justin Morneau Foundation to support underprivileged communities with an emphasis on those where the Morneaus have lived.

Justin Morneau's Parents

Morneau is the youngest son born to George Morneau and Audra Chartrand. His father is a hitting coach for many softball and baseball teams as well as a childcare worker and sporting goods store owner.

Her mother on the other hand is an elementary school teacher and former fast-pitch softball player.

He has an elder brother, Geordie. 

MLB Career

Despite receiving many offers from NCAA Schools, Morneau did not attend college. He was picked by the Twins in the 3rd round as the 89th overall pick of the 1999 MLB amateur entry draft.

Then he went on to play in various minor leagues. 

On 10th June 2003, Morneau made his major league debut with the Twins against the Colorado Rockies, batting clean-up.

The following season, he amassed impressive minor league numbers, appearing in 74 games for the Twins in 2004. He hit 19 home runs and 58 RBIs in 280 at-bats while committing just three errors.

During Morneau's first three seasons with the Twins, he wore #27. Starting in 2006, he wore #33 for the rest of his Twins career. 

On 31st August 2013, Morneau was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Alex Presley and a player to be named later, who was later identified as Duke Welker on October 5, 2013.

On 1st September 2013, he made his debut with the Pirates, wearing number 66. 
On 3rd December 2016, Morneau signed to the Chicago White Sox but was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Career Highlights & Awards

  • 4× All-Star (2007–2010)
  • AL MVP (2006)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (2006, 2008)
  • NL batting champion (2014)
  • Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame

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