Nomar Garciaparra Biography

December 15, 2019
First published on:December 15, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Nomar Garciaparra

Birth Name Anthony Nomar Garciaparra
Birth Place Whittier California
Famous Name Nomar Garciaparra
Birth Date July 23, 1973
Net Worth $45 million
Salary $1 million
House Price $2.2 million
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79) kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity Maxican-American
Profession Former MLB player
Currently Working For ESPN
University attended Georgia Institute of Technology
School attended St. John Bosco High School
Married to Mia Hamm

Anthony Nomar Garciaparra who is also famously known as Norman Garciaparra is an American retired Major League Baseball player who played as a shortstop, third base and first base for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Oakland Athletics. After retirement, he is serving as a baseball analyst for Sportnet LA and also hosts several shows on ESPN. 

A Mexican-American by descent, Garciaparra was born in Whittier California and finished his higher education from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California and he has enrolled for a degree in Georgia Institute of Technology, where he played college baseball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He was picked up by Red Sox in the first round in the 1994 MLB draft.

Net Worth: $45 Million

Norman is the well-known face in MLB and he had earned pretty much good amount of fame and wealth from the MLB. His estimated net worth is at around $45 million in 2019.

While playing with Boston Red Sox, he signed a $23.25-million, five-year contract in 1998. His annual average salary during that time was reported to be about $4.6 million annually. The contract also included the two team options that could raise its value to $44.25 million.

Year Salary
1998  $600,000
1999 $900,000
2000 $3.3 million
2001 $6.85 million
2002 $8.6 million 

The 1997 AL Rookie of the Year, whose annual salary in 1997 was $150,000 earned a $2-million signing bonus. His salary for the 1998 season was $600,000 and who earn $8.6 million at the end of his contract in 2002.

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer joined Boston Red Sox in 2004 where he signed a $8
million, one-year contract. He contract also included $3 million additional incentives including  $75,000 for an All-Star selection; $75,000 for Gold Glove; $200,000 for league MVP; $150,000 for NLCS MVP; $250,000 for World Series MVP.

Moreover, Garciaparra would make $500,000 each for 535 and 550 plate appearances. He also gets $400,000 each for making 130, 135, 140, 145 and 150 starts.

He then joined Los Angeles Dodgers where he earned $6 million and $8 million respectively in two seasons and his last contract was with Oakland Athletics that paid his $1 million in 2009.

After retirement, he serves as a baseball analyst and by hosting a show in ESPN he must be earning between $1 million to $2 million while the other analysts like Mike Greenberg, Stephen A. Smith earn about $6.5 million.

Norman's $2.2 million house SOURCE: Facebook post of Norman

Norman seems to love luxury life and with his family. He lives in Manhattan town where many athletes live and his house price is estimated at around $2.2 million. He also has a collection of several branded cars like BMW, Audi, and Charlton. 

Married To Mia Hamm

The shortstop, third base and first base of Red Sox, Nomar is married to the iconic Olympian and soccer player Mia Hamm. The former MLB player tied the knot with his wife Mia on November 22, 2003.

Norman first met Mia at a promotional event of soccer shootout and at that event Norman was defeated by Mia but they become friends because of that incident.  

Norman Garciaparraand his wife Mia Hamm SOURCE: Facebook post of Norman

They started dating each other since 2001 and at that time both professional athletes were retired form their career and they remain as boyfriend and girlfriend for two years and after that, they got married.  

Born as Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra, his wife is an American retired professional soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion.

Norman and his wife Mia Hamn and their kids'SOURCE: Facebook post of Norman.

Norman and Mia are the parents of three children. They welcomed their first twin, daughters on March 27, 2007, and they named them as Grace Isabella and Ava Caroline. In January 2012, their family was filled with joy when they welcomed their first son named Anthony.

Mia Hamn First Marriage

Mia Hamm has been retired from her professional career and she is enjoying her married life with former MLB player Norman but has been married earlier and after her divorce in 2001, then Norman and Mia tied in a Knot.

She was married to Christan Corry in 1994 and their marriage only lasted for four years. Christan Corry was a Marine Corps pilot who met Mia firstly in UNC. 

Life After Retirement

Nomar retirement was quite an unusual event in MLB history, he signed a contract for one day with Boston Red Sox so that he could retire as a member of Red Sox and after that, he continued to stick with baseball game through his analyst position for several T.V shows.

He works for the ESPN channel where he hosts a program called Baseball Tonight. He has also hosted a Wednesday Night Baseball show which is also the ESPN show and he has been the part of shows like SportsNet LA, College World Series, and Dodgers Radio Network, etc.

 Awards and Achievement

  • 6× All-Star (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006)
  • AL Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • Silver Slugger Award (1997)
  • NL Comeback Player of the Year (2006)
  • 2× AL batting champion (1999, 2000)
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

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