Ruben Amaro Jr. Biography
Ruben Amaro Jr. is an American former professional baseball outfielder, coach, and executive working at MLB Network as a broadcast analyst. He joined the MLB team in Apr 2022 after previously working for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Career
Amaro graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts – BA, Sports Medicine Human Biology. During his time here he was a baseball captain; Theta Delta Chi and 1987 CWS Champion. In 1985 and 1986, he was named an all-star both seasons after playing Collegiate Summer Baseball. He was a member of the Stanford team that won the NCAA 1987 College World Series by leading the team in runs (77), triples (6), and stolen bases (38) that year.
Drafted by the California Angels in the 11th round of the 1987 amateur draft, he signed on June 16, 1987. Later on, he debuted in the major leagues on June 8, 1991. In eight seasons in the major leagues, Amaro appeared in 485 games, batting .235 with 16 home runs and 100 RBIs. He played for both the 1993 NL champion Phillies and the 1995 AL champion Indians. Retirement loomed at the age of 33 in 1998 and he joined the Phillies front office immediately after his playing career ended.
Serving as assistant GM for the Phillies for 10 seasons, before being named GM, his first seven seasons were under Wade, followed by three under Gillick. It was confirmed that Amaro was given a three-year contract to be the new Phillies GM, as well as senior vice president in 2008. Amaro was let go by the Phillies on September 10, 2015 the Mets promoted him from the coaching ranks into a front-office advisory role, under new GM Brodie Van Wagenen.
The Red Sox team hired him as the first base coach for the 2016 season. Then in 2020, he was hired as a pre-game and post-game television analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia, covering the Phillies. He also does color commentary for some games. One of his achievements was being one of three people inducted into the All-American Amateur Baseball Association Hall of Fame in 2008. Together with the induction into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 among many others.
A philanthropist, Amaro is co-founder of the Richie Ashburn Harry Kalas Foundation, which provides baseball camps for underprivileged children in the Delaware Valley. In addition, he also serves on the local YMCA board in Philadelphia.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Salary
Amaro earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Net Worth
Amaro has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a sports analyst.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Age
Amaro was born on February 12, 1965, Philadelphia in United States. He is 58 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday every 12th of February every year.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Height and Weight
Amaro stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall, and he weighs 170 lbs (77kgs).
Ruben Amaro Jr. Family
Amaro is a son to Judy Amaro-Perez and the late Rubén Amaro Sr, his first base coach at Phillies’. He has three half-siblings, an older brother David Amaro, born in 1962.
Ruben Amaro Jr. Wife and Children
Amaro is married to Jamie Schnell in 2014 a children’s reading specialist, after divorcing his first wife. Together the couple is blessed with two daughters; Andrea Amaro, and Sophia Amaro.
Did Adam Goldberg school with Ruben Amaro Jr?
Amaro attended the same school as television and film producer Adam F. Goldberg, on whose adolescence the show is based. Amaro portrayed his own father in Season 5, Episode 11, and reprised the role in Season 6, Episode 6.
Social Media Platform
Amaro is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 28.9k followers on Twitter 1k followers on Instagram, and 2.5k followers on Facebook.