Omar Enrique Vizquel Gonzalez, popular as Omar Vizquel, is a former Venezuelan baseball shortstop who played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and Toronto Blue Jays during his 24-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Vizquel has won eleven Gold Glove Awards and is considered the best fielding shortstops. He is the shortstop with the third-most hits, behind Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner.
As of 2022, Omar has an estimated net worth of $27 million. He had a great salary of around $750,000 USD as of 2012. Furthermore, his total MLB career earnings are reported $57,425,000. Though Omar uses various brands, there is no particular brand preferred or used by him.
He owned a house in Issaquah-Fall City Road in Sammamish which he listed for sale in 2010 for $2.85 million. The house was built in 1998.
Apart from baseball, Omar has been active in various charity works and events. He has been engaged in several youth-related and community service activities.
To know more news about Omar Vizquel, he can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Wiki. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief bio on him.
Moving on to his personal life, Omar is a happily married person. He is married to Blanca Garcia. The duo tied a knot in July 2014.
The couple is often seen together spending quality time in each other’s company. However, Blanca is not the only girl he had in his life. Before marrying Blanca, he was married to Nicole, a Seattle native. They got married in July 1992 but due to some reason, the couple couldn’t continue it and got divorced after a few years.
Omar and Nicole have two children from their relationship: a son named Nicholas Enrique Vizquel and a daughter named Caylee Rae Vizquel. Omar is now happily continuing his life with his wife and his family.
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Like other celebrities, Omar too has been involved in lots of rumors and controversies. One of the very famous controversies that hit the headline was with his former teammate and friend Jose Mesa. In his autobiography, Omar! My Life On and Off the Field, he criticized Mesa’s performance in one of the games of the 1997 World Series.
Standing 5 ft. 9 in tall with the weight of 79 kg, Omar is one of the great baseball players of his time.
Omar Vizquel was born on April 24, 1967, in Caracas, Venezuela. As per nationality, he is Venezuelan. Further, his star sign is Taurus.
He is the son of Omar Vizquel Sr. and Eucaris Vizquel. Being the single child in the family he shares a great affection towards his parents.
Vizquel started his professional career as a baseball player in 1989 when Seattle Mariners signed him. He continued with the team until 1993 and later joined Cleveland Indians in 1994. He had also played for other teams such as San Francisco Giants (2004-08), Texas Rangers (2009), Chicago White Sox (2010-11) and Toronto Blue Jays (2012) throughout his career period.
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After his retirement in 2012, he coached Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2013). He is currently the coach of Detroit Tigers. Omar has been awarded various honors and achievements to dates, such as 3× All-Star (1998, 1999, 2002), 11× Gold Glove Award (1993-2001, 2005, 2006) and many more.
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