The brawl between Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper has put the spotlight squarely on the 28-year-old San Francisco Giants pitcher. Strickland signed a one-year contract with the Giants and should rake in a lot of money this year. The biggest recent news for Strickland came in the form of the birth of his new daughter, Kinsey Rae, but the Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper fight is all anyone can talk about!
It was just another baseball game before Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper decided to settle an old score. The Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants game saw Strickland pitch the ball right at Harper’s thigh. The Nationals’ player pointed his bat towards Strickland before charging towards him, and the two fought on the field! Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper’s fight immediately had members from both teams rushing the field. For more about the pitcher, keep reading our Hunter Strickland wiki.
Smooth Move to the Major League
Hunter Strickland is a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He was born on September 24, 1988 in Thomaston, Georgia, which makes his age 28. Strickland started his baseball career by playing in the Minor Leagues in 2007. He played for the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations, before being drafted into the Major League. Strickland joined the San Francisco Giants on November 20, 2013.
Raking in the Money
Since then, Strickland has become a valuable player for the Giants. He was there when the team won the 2014 World Series. Since then, Hunter Strickland’s stats have only improved, earning him a one-year contract with the Giants, which includes $555,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $555,000. Hunter Strickland’s net worth is not known, but with his new salary contract, it will surely grow (and with the new addition to his growing family, he’s sure going to need it).
Old Grudges Die Hard
Hunter Strickland’s height is 6’4″ and he weighs about 220-lbs. Though he is tough on the field, Hunter Strickland’s wife, Shelley Strickland, can attest that he is a loving family man. The couple just welcomed a baby girl and the pitcher will be taking paternity leave. That is why people were surprised when Strickland reignited his feud with Nationals’ player Bryce Harper on Monday’s (May 29) game. Strickland hit Harper’s right thigh with a 98-mph fastball, leading to a fist fight between the two. Sports analysts and Harper are accusing Strickland of deliberately hitting the right fielder, as a grudge against the two home runs Harper hit in the 2014 National League Division Series.
Happy Future Awaits
Hunter Strickland is very focused on his new daughter, whom he and his wife have named Kinsey Rae. He is looking forward to fatherhood and having a bright future with his family. All he has to do is keep his temper in check, and things will work out for him!