AJ Hinch Bio – AJ Hinch Wiki
AJ Hinch full name Andrew Jay Hinch is an American professional baseball coach and former player. He was the manager of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2015 to 2019, winning the World Series in 2017. He served as the Arizona Diamondbacks’s manager for parts of two seasons from May 2009 to July 2010.
Hinch played parts of seven Major League seasons with Oakland (1998-2000), Kansas City (2001-02), Detroit (2003) and Philadelphia (2004-05). A former catcher, Hinch played in 350 career Major League games after a wildly successful collegiate career at Stanford. At Stanford, Hinch established himself as one of the best catchers in school history. A three-time All-American and All-Pac10 team selection, Hinch earned Pac10 Player of the Year honors twice. In 1996, Hinch led the Cardinal to the College World Series and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the best collegiate player in the country. Hinch still ranks among the top 10 all-time in eight statistical categories for Stanford, including hits (305, fourth), triples (15, fifth), doubles (58, sixth), runs (219, sixth), batting average (.351, seventh), RBI (191, seventh), at-bats (868, ninth) and games played (229, 10th).
He led the Cardinal in hitting three times in four years, including an impressive .381 mark in 1996. For his achievements on the field and his contributions to the school, Hinch was inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame on Oct. 11, 2014. During his time in Palo Alto, Hinch earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1996 and was a member of the 1996 bronze medal-winning U.S. Olympic Baseball Team.
He was drafted three times as an amateur, in the second round of the 1992 draft out of high school by Chicago (AL), in the third round of the 1995 draft by Minnesota and in the third round of the 1996 draft by Oakland, before signing with the A’s after his senior season at Stanford. Hinch, who retired as a player after the 2005 season, joined Arizona’s front office one month after retirement and was eventually named the team’s Director of Player Development. He held that role until being named the Diamondbacks manager in 2009.
AJ Hinch Age
He was born on May 15, 1974, in Waverly, Iowa, United States.
AJ Hinch Wife
He is married to his wife Erin Hinch.
AJ Hinch Daughters
AJ Hinch and his wife Erin Hinch have 2 daughters, Kaitlin Hinch and Haley Hinch.
AJ Hinch Family
Hinch is the son of Dennis Hinch and Becky Hinch.
AJ Hinch Salary
AJ Hinch earned $1.2 million for the 2018 season and signed a four-year extension with the Astros through 2022. On January 13, 2020, Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane announced that he had dismissed manager AJ Hinch.
AJ Hinch Net Worth
AJ Hinch’s net worth is estimated to be $78 Million.
AJ Hinch Fired
On January 13, 2020, Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane announced that he had dismissed both manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after the Major League Baseball released the findings of its investigation into the Astros’ sign-stealing allegations.
MLB suspended Hinch and Luhnow for the 2020 season as part of the league’s disciplinary action. Hinch had been under contract through 2022, and Luhnow was under contract through 2023.
“There are two very important points I want to make today: I have higher standards for the city and the franchise, and I am going above and beyond MLB’s penalty,” Crane said. “Today, I have made the decision to dismiss AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow. We need to move forward with a clean slate, and the Astros will become a stronger organization because of this today.”
AJ Hinch Height
AJ Hinch stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch.