Yordano Ventura Biography
Yordano Ventura was a professional baseball player who was better recognized for playing for the Kansas City Royals of the Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. Similarly, he is also known for his fastball record of 102 mph in his career.
Yordano Ventura was married to beautiful wife, Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni. However, their relationship could last for the longer period after the tragic death of Ventura. To know more about Ventura’s personal life, career, early life, education, salary, net worth and the reason behind his death. Read more.
Yordano Ventura Early Life and Education
Yordano Ventura Hernández was born on 3rd June 1991, in Samana, the Dominican Republic to the Dominican parents including his mother, Marisol Hernandez. Regarding his nationality, Yordano is Dominican by his nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Yordano started playing baseball since his early age. He dropped out from high school at the age of 14 due to some personal issues and worked at the construction company for several months. In 2008, he joined the Kansas City Royals Academy as an international free agent making the first salary of $28,000.
Yordano Ventura Career
At Kansas City Royals Academy, he played with the team, Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League in 2011. A year later, he then began playing with the Wilmington Blue Rock of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. The following year, Ventura was promoted to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League and Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League subsequently.
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Dominican pitcher, Yordano Ventura made his MLB debut with Kansas City Royals in the 2013 seasons. He played with the team for almost three years and throughout that time, he led his team to the World Series Champion. Before leading his team to the further championship titles, he died in a car crash.
Yordano Ventura Death
Yordano Ventura died on 22nd January 2017, in a car crash at Juan Adrain. He was 25 years old when he died. Reportedly, he lost control of his Jeep Wrangler which flipped over when he was trying to turn on a curve road. Likewise, it was also said that his seatbelt was off when the accident occurred.
Moreover, Royals honored Ventura by putting on patches which read “ACE 30” on the upper right of players uniform. Many famous athletes and celebrities attended his funeral including Mark Henry.
Yordano Ventura Personal Life
Yordano Ventura was married to his beautiful girlfriend, Maria del Pilar Sangiovanni. However, their relationship was only meant for the certain time. A year after their marriage, Yordano died in the car accident. They did not have any children from their relationship.
Yordano’s wife, Maria is currently living a single life as a widow. She has not involved in other affairs and neither there are any news or rumors of her love relationship in the media.
Yordano Ventura Net Worth
Yordano Ventura had accumulated a decent amount of money from his baseball professions. Ventura had signed $24,000,000 5 year contract with the Kansas City Royals, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $24,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $4,800,000. In 2018, Ventura would have earned a base salary of $6,250,000, while carrying a total salary of $6,450,000. Though we don’t know the exact figure of his net worth we are sure that would be in millions of dollar.