Yadier Molina, a professional baseball player by profession, came to life on July 13th 1982 and is 37 years of age currently. He is a Native American and was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He was born to his parents Benjamín Molina, Sr, who was himself a baseball player by profession and used to work part time as a technician as well to earn his living and to his mother Gladys Matta. His two elder brothers were also baseball players by profession and because of his father and brothers being already involved in the sport he was attracted towards baseball and developed an interest towards it.
He started playing baseball when he was just 5 years old, an age when most of the children are learning to interact with the outside world. He did his high school from Maestro Ladíslao Martínez High School where he was the part of the school baseball team and was much noticed by the baseball fraternity for his skills in catching. He was however somewhat slow in batting but later on he picked in that as well and improved his average hugely. He also went through a weight loss regime to correct his weight so that he can be fit for the sport. Molina got married to his present wife ‘Wanda Torres’ in the year 2007. The relation for the couple is very strong and they both are staying together since marriage in their home. The couple also has 2 kids, one son and a daughter and the family is very close to one another.
According to his biography, Molina started playing baseball when he was just 5 years of age. He was known to be a very strong catcher and runner. His batting was somewhat weak but improved later on in his career. He started his career professionally when he was at high school and started playing for various teams there. He became popular amongst the coaches of his teams because of his catching skills and was their favorite as well. He let his teams win many competitions and awards and he himself won many awards while at high school for his skills in the sport. After passing out of high school in 2004 he signed a contract with the team St Louis Cardinals and is associated with the team till now. He has played many matches for the team, scored well in almost every match and his performance has always been appreciated by his coaches and the viewers. He has also won the team many championships and is one of the prominent players of the team. He has himself won many awards like ‘Baseball America Toolbox Award’, ‘Fielding Bible Award’, ‘GIBBY Award’, ‘Rawlings Gold Glove Award’ and ‘Rawlings Platinum Glove Award’ amongst others. He has had a successful career for over 12 years now.
Molina is one of the wealthiest sports personalities and is known to have a salary of around over $15 million per year. His contract with his present team is worth $ 75 million and his estimated net worth is close to $34 million and is projected to increase in the future as well. He is very active on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram and has got many followers there.
|Birth Date:||13 Jul, 1982|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Description:||Puerto Rican baseball catcher|