Yordano Ventura Biography

( 1991 - )
May 10, 2018
First published on:May 8, 2018
by ravsji

Facts of Yordano Ventura

Date of Birth: 1991, June 3
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Dominican Republic
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Yordano Ventura Hernandez
Famous Name Yordano Ventura
Mother Marisol Hernandez
Nationality Dominican
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Place Samana
Currently Working For Kansas city Royals
Salary Under review
Net Worth Under review
Weight in KG 81.6 kg
Affair with Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni
Girlfriend Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni
Currently Married Yes
Married to Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni

Yordano Ventura was a professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic. He was popular for playing for the Kansas City Royals of the Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. Likewise, he was also best known for his fastball record of 102 mph in his career.

He was married to his girlfriend, Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni. However, their relationship could not last for the longer period after the tragic death of Royals pitcher.

Yordano Ventura's Early Life and Education

Yordano Ventura Hernandez was born as the son of Dominican mother, Marisol Hernandez on June 3, 1991, in Samana, the Dominican Republic. Regarding his nationality, he is Dominican and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

He began playing baseball from his early age.  At the age of 14,  he left his school due to some personal problems and served at the construction company for several months. In 2008, he attended the Kansas City Royals Academy as an international free agent making the first salary of $28,000.

Yordano Ventura Net Worth

Yordano Ventura had earned a chunk of money form his from his professional playing career.  As of 2018, the exact figures of his net worth is under review but analyzing his Instagram account, and his past works, he had earned thousands of dollars.

He had a contract of 5 years with Royals worth $24,000,000 with the average salary of $4.8 million. His family will receive $450000 in life insurance, a $1050000 accidental-death payment as Yordano has already died.

He owned an apartment complex on Madison Avenue. Besides, he had several cars like Toyota Corolla, Cadillac SUV, Toyota 4Runner and also a customized jeep.

Yordano Ventura Career

Yordano Ventura started his playing career by signing a contract with Kansas City Royals.  At Kansas City Royals Academy, he played with the team, Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League in 2011. Next year, he started playing with the Wilmington Blue Rock of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. The following year, he was advanced to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League and Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League subsequently.

He made his MLB debut with Kansas City Royals in the 2013 seasons. He played for this about three years and throughout that time, he guided his team to the World Series Champion. Before leading his team to the further championship trophies, he passed away in a car crash.

Yordano Ventura Personal Life

Yordano Ventura was married to his longtime beautiful girlfriend, Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni Jan. 28, 2016. His family was not happy with his decision and did not attend the wedding as Sangiovanni was already a married woman and had filed for divorce from her previous husband.

The ceremony was held in Las Terrenas, Ventura's hometown.

Sangiovanni also revealed that she was pregnant with Ventura but had a miscarriage a week after the marriage. She also has a child, a daughter from her previous husband. The couple together had twin children.

She was rumored to be dating Toronto Blue Jays outfielder José Bautista before getting married to Ventura. However, she told that Bautista was a family friend as her brother played together with him.

Yordano Ventura Death

Yordano Ventura died at the age of 25, on January 22, 2017, in a car crash at Juan Adrain. Reportedly, he lost handle over his Jeep Wrangler which somersaulted when he was trying to turn on a curve path. As per the reports, he had not put on his seatbelt while the incident occurred.

Moreover, Kansas City Royals honored Yordano by putting on patches which read "ACE 30" on the upper right of his uniform. Many famous athletes and celebrities visited his funeral including Mark Henry.

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