Who is Max Scherzer?
Maxwell Martin Scherzer is a Major League Baseball pitcher who pitches for the New York Mets.
He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Scherzer, a right-handed starting pitcher, is an eight-time MLB All-Star who has won three Cy Young Awards, pitched two no-hitters, and helped the Nationals win the World Series in 2019.
He is called “Mad Max” after the fictional character of the same name. He is known for his energy and aggressiveness during play.
Scherzer was drafted 11th overall in the 2006 amateur draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2008, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Scherzer was sent to the Detroit Tigers in December 2009.
Scherzer was named to the American League All-Star Team twice during his five years in Detroit, and he won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013.
From 2011 to 2014, Scherzer led the Tigers to win four consecutive American League Central titles.
Scherzer signed a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals prior to the 2015 season. The contract was one of the largest in sports history when it was signed.
Scherzer became the sixth pitcher in Major League history to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season in 2015.
On May 11, 2016, he tied the major league nine-inning single-game strikeout record with 20, becoming only the second player in MLB history to record both a no-hitter and 20 strikeouts in the same game.
He also became the youngest pitcher in MLB history to defeat all 30 teams in the same game.
With the Nationals, Scherzer won the NL Cy Young Award in 2016 and 2017 and was named to the National League All-Star Team five times.
Scherzer recorded a win in Game One of the 2019 World Series and also started Game Seven, which the Nationals also won (Scherzer received a no-decision).
The Nationals won their first World Series title in club history in 2019.
Scherzer is the fifth pitcher from both the American and National Leagues to start an All-Star Game. He leads the league in victories four times and has three strikeout titles.
He was one of the most consistent pitchers of his period, making at least 30 starts in every season from 2009 to 2018, and striking out at least 230 hitters every season from 2012 to 2019.
In 2017, he became the third-fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts and the fourth to do so in four straight seasons.
In the 2010s, Scherzer had the most wins (161) and strikeouts (2,452) of any pitcher. On September 12, 2021, he struck out 3,000 batters.
With a salary of over $43 million each season, he now holds the record for the biggest average yearly value baseball contract ever.
How Old Is Max Scherzer?
Max Scherzer is 37 years old. He was born on July 27, 1984