Eric Byrnes Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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Eric Byrnes is a former baseball player who has played for Oakland Athletics, among several others.
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About Eric Byrnes

Eric Byrnes is a renowned retired American professional baseball player.
During his career as a baseball outfielder, Eric Byrnes has played for teams like Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks in the Major League Baseball. After retiring from professional baseball in 2010, he became a baseball analyst on MLB Network and remained in the position till 2021.
Read on to take a closer look at the early life, career, and net worth of the former baseball player Eric Byrnes.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Eric Byrnes’ net worth?

The net worth of Eric Byrnes is estimated to be $12 million. Eric Byrnes has accumulated net worth from his career as a baseball player for teams like Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle Mariners.

How much does Eric Byrnes earn per year?

Much information about the annual earnings of Eric Byrnes is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Eric Byrnes?

Eric Byrnes stands at the height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Eric Byrnes?

As of 2022, Eric Byrnes is 46 years old. Since he was born on February 16, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Childhood And Education

Eric Byrnes was born in Redwood City, California, the United States, on February 16, 1976. He attended St. Francis High School in California to pursue his high school education. Byrnes frequently participated in football and baseball events against other schools like Serra High school and Bellarmine College Prep. During high school, he also plated in the West Catholic Athletic League.
After graduating from St. Francis High School, Eric Byrnes soon received an offer to join Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball draft in 1994. However, Eric Byrnes received the offer and decided to enroll at the University of California (UCLA) for further studies.
During the three years he spent at UCLA from 1995 to 1998, Eric Byrnes actively engaged himself in college baseball. His incredible performance in college baseball again earned him an offer to Major League Baseball. Still, this time also he rejected the offer and chose to stay in college until graduation.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Eric Byrnes’ partner?

Eric Byrnes is married to Tarah Peters since 2007 and has three children named Chloe Byrnes, Cali Byrnes, and Colton Byrnes. The family currently resides in California in Half Moon Bay.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Eric Byrnes is best known as a retired professional American baseball outfielder and baseball analyst.
Following a rewarding college baseball career, Eric Byrnes ventured into professional baseball when he was selected in Major League Baseball draft in 1998 by Oakland Athletics. He made his debut in the Major League in 2000 in a match against Cleveland Indians. He played against teams like Boston Red Sox during his time with Oakland Athletics.
In 2005, Eric Byrnes was moved from the Oakland Athletics to the Colorado Rockies, where he played 15 baseball games. In the same year, he was traded to Baltimore Orioles and played 52 games that season. Eric Byrnes became a free agent by the end of the 2005 season. He decided to move to Arizona Diamondbacks and signed a one-year contract with the team. In 2007, his contract was extended to three years. Perhaps, Byrnes's time with Arizona Diamondbacks was the most rewarding in his career as he won numerous awards like the Fielding Bible Award during this period.
In 2010, Eric Byrnes joined Seattle Mariners by signing a contract for a year. However, he was released early, following which Byrnes declared that he was retiring from Major League Baseball. During his baseball career, Byrnes also appeared on TV as an analyst for various shows on ESPN and Fox Sports, like 'Baseball Tonight' and 'The Best Damn Sports Show Period.' Additionally, the former Seattle Mariners player also had his own television show titled 'The Eric Byrnes Show.' He was also an analyst at MLB network until 2021.

What awards has Eric Byrnes won?

Eric Byrnes has received various honors, including the Fielding Bible Award. He is also the holder of a Guinness World Record for playing the most holes (420 holes) in a single day of golf. Besides, he was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

Eric Byrnes’ Hobbies And Interests

Eric Byrnes is fond of playing golf, running, and softball.

Other Interesting Eric Byrnes Facts And Trivia

  • Eric Byrnes has three bulldogs named Bella, Bruin, and Mr. Hitch.

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Eric Byrnes Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Eric James Byrnes

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Redwood City, California



188 cm

Child Star?



Baseball Player


University of California

Net Worth



Tarah Peters


James Thomas Byrnes


Shea Byrnes
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