Michael Mckenry Bio | Wiki
Michael McKenry (Full name: Michael Charles McKenry) is an American former professional baseball catcher nicknamed “The Fort”. He currently serves as a studio analyst on the Pittsburgh Pirates team’s pregame as well as postgame shows. Michael has been holding this position since February 9, 2018.
He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, and also St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball (MLB). Michael was originally named to the USA roster for the 2009 Baseball World Cup. However, he was replaced by Lucas May after an injury prior to the beginning of the tournament began. In 2010, he played for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox prior to being called up to the Rockies in September of the same year.
On September 8, 2010, flew out against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Carlos Fisher in his only at-bat and made his major league debut. Michael was traded to the Boston Red Sox for minor league RHP Daniel Turpen on March 29, 2011. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash or a player to be named later on June 13, 2011.
Michael Mckenry Age
He was born on March 4, 1985, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. Michael is 37 years old.
Michael Mckenry Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Michael stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in ( Approx 1.78m).
Michael Mckenry Family
He was born to his parents Cliff McKenry ( father) and Shelia McKenry ( mother) on March 4, 1985, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. However, Michael has not shared any information regarding his siblings if any.
Michael Mckenry Wife
He married the love of his life called Jaclyn McKenry. The two married each other in 2008, they walked down the aisle and exchanged their wedding vows infront of their family members and friends.
Michael Mckenry Education
He graduated from Cedar Bluff Middle School prior to joining Farragut High School. After high school, Michael enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University.
Michael Mckenry Pirates | Pittsburgh Pirates
He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 13, 2011, for cash or a player to be named later. Michael made his debut for the Pirates on June 13 and recorded a single off Houston Astros starter J. A. Happ, as his first major league hit two days later. Because of his defensive skills behind the plate as the Pirates’ catcher, Michael has been given the nickname “The Fort” by fans and media in Pittsburgh.
Also for the similarity of his name to the famous fort in Baltimore, Fort McHenry which is known for its role in the War of 1812. He underwent knee surgery on July 30, 2013, in order to repair a torn meniscus. As a result, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2013 season. The Pirates acquired Chris Stewart from the New York Yankees on December 2, 2013, and designated Michael for assignment. Later that day, he was non-tendered by the Pirates and became a free agent.
Michael announced his retirement on February 2, 2018, and his decision to join MTSU as their director of player development. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on February 9, 2018, that Michael would serve as a studio analyst on the team’s pregame as well as postgame shows.
Michael Mckenry Baseball
Originally, the USA roster named Michael for the 2009 Baseball World Cup. However, Lucas May took over after an injury prior to the beginning of the tournament began. In the 7th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, the Colorado Rockies drafted Michael. He played for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2006 as well. In 2007, Michael played for the Asheville Tourists and played for the Modesto Nuts in 2008. In January 2009, Baseball America rated him the #9 prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization. The same year, Michael played for the Tulsa Drillers.
Michael Mckenry Home Run
He hit his first major league home run against the Chicago Cubs on July 8, 2011. He participated in a controversial play against the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the 19th inning on July 26. With runners on the corners, Scott Proctor hit a ground ball to Pedro Alvarez, who threw to Michael, who appeared to tag Julio Lugo out at home but home plate umpire Jerry Meals called him safe, giving Lugo a chance to score the walk-off run. Michael posted his first multi-homer game on April 14, 2013, in the major leagues rallying the Pirates to a 10-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds as he hit 2 home runs.
Michael Mckenry Salary
He earns his monthly income from his role as a studio analyst for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Michael has an average salary of $67,395 per year.
Michael Mckenry Net Worth
He accumulated a lot of wealth from his former career as a professional baseball catcher. Michael has an estimated net worth of $1,375,985.
Who Is Michael Mckenry
An American former professional baseball catcher nicknamed “The Fort” who currently serves as a studio analyst on the Pittsburgh Pirates team’s pregame as well as postgame shows. Michael joined the team on February 9, 2018.
How Old Is Michael Mckenry
Michael is a 37-year-old American former professional baseball catcher. He was born on March 4, 1985, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America.
Is Michael Mckenry Married
Michael married his wife Jaclyn McKenry. The couple wedded in 2008.