This article shares more information about American former baseball player, Bob Melvin and how much he is worth.
Who is Bob Melvin?
Robert Paul Melvin was born on October 28, 1961, and is an American former professional baseball player and coach who is the manager of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been named Manager of the Year three times.
Melvin was born in Palo Alto, California, to Judy and Paul Melvin and grew up in Menlo Park, California. He is Jewish, the son of a Jewish mother and a Catholic father. Through 2021, he was one of seven Jewish managers in MLB history. The others were Gabe Kapler, Brad Ausmus, Jeff Newman, Norm Sherry, Lefty Phillips, and Lipman Pike. Melvin’s grandfather, R.B. “Bud” Levitas, was the original ballboy in the 1920s for the Acme Packers (precursor to the Green Bay Packers).
He resides in Berkeley, California, and in Greenwich Village in New York City, with his wife Kelley, whom he met in 1982 when he was 21 years of age. They have one daughter, Alexi (born December 21, 1988), who is an actress, writer, and filmmaker. Melvin and his family are actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Alexi was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 14.
Bob Melvin educational background
After attending Laurel and Encinal elementary schools in Menlo Park, Melvin played baseball (at catcher), basketball (at forward), and golf at Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, south of San Francisco, graduating in 1979. He batted .474 with 11 home runs for the baseball team, including .529 his senior year when he was named to the San Jose Mercury News’ All-Central Coast Section baseball team. He was the first student inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.
Melvin then enrolled at the University of California in Berkeley, and played catcher for the Golden Bears. As a freshman, he helped lead Cal to a 44–23–1 (.654) record and a third-place finish at the College World Series in 1980. Melvin finished his freshman season batting .269 with two doubles and 12 RBIs in 67 at bats over 29 games.
Following his freshman year at California, Melvin transferred to Cañada College in Redwood City, California. He played fall ball for the baseball team.
Career of Bob Melvin
Selected in the first round, second overall by the Detroit Tigers in the secondary phase of the 1981 draft, Melvin was a catcher for the Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox during a 10-year playing career from 1985 through 1994.
In his managing career, Melvin has led the Seattle Mariners (2003–04), Arizona Diamondbacks (2005–09), Oakland Athletics (2011–2021), and San Diego Padres (2022 – present). Melvin was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2007, and the American League Manager of the Year in both 2012 (becoming the sixth manager in history to win the award in both leagues) and 2018 (becoming the eighth manager ever to win the award at least three times).
Entering the 2020 MLB season, Melvin was the longest-tenured manager in MLB with the same team. Through 2021, his 853 Oakland wins were the second-most in team history (behind Connie Mack). He had an aggregate career record of 1,346–1,272 (.514) in 18 seasons as a Major League manager and had led his clubs to seven postseason appearances and four division titles. One of fourteen managers with eight postseason appearances in MLB history, Melvin is the only one of the fourteen to have never won a league pennant.
Bob Melvin net worth
Bob Melvin net worth or net income is estimated to be between $1 Million – $5 Million dollars. He has made such amount of wealth from his primary career as a baseball player.