Lou Whitaker Net Worth

Having played baseball for decades, Lou Whitaker is considered one of the best second basemen of all time. He is one of 17 second basemen who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Whitaker played for the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1995. He earned three Gold Gloves, three Silver Slugger Awards and was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1978.

Lou Whitaker was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 12, 1957. He is the son of Louis Rodman Whitaker Sr. and Marion Arlene Williams. His mother, Marion, worked as a restaurant waitress. Lou Whitaker had a sister named Matilda. He attended Martinsville High School. In 1975, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the MLB draft. In 1976, he was selected as the most valuable player in the Florida State League. He played alongside Alan Trammell in minor leagues.

Whitaker made his Major League Baseball debut in September 1977 for the Detroit Tigers. He was promoted to the starting lineup in 1978. In 1981, he batted in the All-Star Game in Minnesota. He homered in the game. He also drove in two runs and scored twice. In 1983, he was named the Tiger of the Year. He also received the first of his three Gold Glove Awards.

He hit 23 home runs and 78 RBIs in 1991. He also hit 15 home runs and drove in 65 runs in 1982. He also led the AL second basemen with 120 double plays. In 1983, he finished eighth in the league’s MVP vote. In 1990, he led the AL in batting average and finished in the top 10 in both slugging percentage and OPS. He was the first player in MLB history to hit 20 home runs and drive in 80 runs in the same season.

Lou Whitaker played in almost every major league ballpark. In 1995, he was given free agency and signed with the Cleveland Indians. He has a net worth of $1.5 million. His salary is estimated to be between $20,000 and $100,000 a year. During his career, Lou Whitaker made five straight All-Star appearances.

He received a Silver Slugger Award in 1982 and won his first of three Gold Glove Awards. He also finished in the top 10 in the league’s MVP vote seven times. In 1989, he was named Tiger of the Year again. He also finished in the top 10 in batting average six times. He also led the league in double plays six times.

He was a member of the longest-running double-play combination in MLB history. His “uniform” is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection. It was a replica jersey that he bought. He batted twice in the 13-3 American League win against Chicago’s Comiskey Park. He also hit a sacrifice fly. He wore number one on his back. He has also been known to have a knack for hitting balls into the upper-deck porch of right field.