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Scott Allen Hatteberg was born on the 14th December 1969, in Salem, Oregon USA, and is best known as a former American professional baseball player, a first baseman and catcher in the American Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics, and his career was active from 1995 to 2008. Currently, he is recognized as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations for the Oakland Athletics.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Scott Hatteberg? Sources estimate that Hatteberg’s net worth is over $10 million, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his career as a professional baseball player. Additionally to this, when he retired he started working as a special assistant for the Oakland Athletics, which has also added to his net worth. Another source of his wealth is coming from acting and television appearances. There is no doubt that his overall net worth will become higher as he continues to work in the sports industry.
Scott Hatteberg Net Worth $10 Million
Scott Hatteberg grew up in Salem, where he attended elementary school, and where he started to play baseball in the Little League and Pony League. Later, the family moved to Yakima, Washington, where he attended Eisenhower High School, and played in the American Legion baseball team. In 1988, he became a student at Washington State University, and his career in baseball extended. Hatteberg continued to show his baseball skills in college, being the catcher on the Washington State Cougars team in the Pacific – 10 Conference. The team won the Pac – 10 Conference three years in a row and Scott was the captain of the team in 1991, and was named the MVP.
After college, he entered the 1991 MLB Draft and was selected by the Boston Red Sox. His net worth began steadily to increase, from the contracts he signed with the Red Sox, as he stayed in the team for seven seasons until 2001, and in his seasons for the Red Sox, Scott recorded a total of 34 home runs and batted a .267 average.
In the 2001 season, Scott suffered an elbow injury, and had to undergo a procedure, after which he needed to learn again how to catch and throw the ball. After the season ended he was traded to the Colorado Rockies, however Colorado refused to offer him a contract because of his injury, and he became a free agent. His next stop was the Oakland Athletics, with which team he changed his position to first base, because of his injury. He stayed in Oakland until 2006, and made a total of 49 home runs and batted a .269 average.
In 2006 he signed a contract worth $750,000 with the Cincinnati Reds for one year, however, he stayed with the Reds until 2008, when the club released him in order to make enough cap space to sign promising young star Jay Bruce.
After he was released, Scott decided to retire, however he stayed in baseball by working as a Special Assistant, Baseball Operations for the Oakland Athletics. Furthermore, throughout the 2012-2013 season, Scott worked as a color commentator for the Oakland Athletics, substituting Ray Fosse in that position.
Regarding his personal life, Scott Hatteberg is married to Elizabeth “Bitsy” Hatteberg, and the couple has three children. Additional to his career, Scott has been portrayed by Chris Pratt in the movie entitled “Moneyball” (2011), based on the book with the same name by Michael Lewis, published in 2003. In free time, he enjoys fly-fishing and playing the guitar.