About David Justice
David Justice was born David Christopher Justice on April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States.
David Justice is a very well-known former baseball athlete. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter for various Major League Baseball teams.
He played for various teams in Major League Baseball (MLB), including the Atlanta Braves, which he played with from 1989-1996, the Cleveland Indians, where he played from 1997–2000, the New York Yankees, where he stayed from 2000–2001, and the Oakland Athletics, which he played for in 2002. He has also won prestigious awards, like the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1990. He is also a three-time MLB All-Star.
David Justice Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits
What is David Justice’s net worth?
The estimated net worth of David Justice, as of June 2022, is $40 million. Most of his income is gained from his professional baseball playing career, and some of it is gained from endorsements and sponsorships.
How much does David Justice earn per year?
At the time of his retirement in 2002, David Justice was under a one-year contract with the baseball team, the New York Yankees. The contract was $7 million for one year. However, his annual income as of 2022 is not known.
Height, Age, & Physical Attributes
How tall is David Justice?
David Justice is 6 ft 2 in (190 cm) tall.
How old is David Justice?
The former baseball player, David Justice, was born on April 14, 1966. He recently turned 56 years old in April 2022.
Childhood And Education
David Justice is a former baseball player who was born on April 14, 1966, in Cincinnati, Ohio to parents Robert Justice and Nettie Justice. While growing up, he went to a Catholic school located across the river in his hometown region of Cincinnati, Ohio named Covington Latin School. He completed his high school degree at Covington Latin School. Later, he received a basketball scholarship from Thomas More College, which is located in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. He could not refuse this basketball scholarship, and he attended this university for further studies.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is David Justice’s partner?
David Justice has been married two times. His first marriage did not last long with film actress Halle Berry. David Justice and Halle Berry got married on New Year's Eve of the year 1993. The couple used to live in Sandy Springs, Georgia. However, only three years later, the couple split up on February 22, 1996. They officially divorced on June 20, 1997. There was an unfortunate and acrimonious end to their marriage, with Halle Berry seeking a restraining order against the baseball player, David Justice.
David Justice then married the CEO of Exotic Spices Calendars. Her name is Rebecca Villalobos. David Justice and Rebecca Villalobos g0t married on February 8, 2001. The couple has three children together, namely David Jr. Justice, Dionisio Justice, and Raquel Justice. The whole family has appeared on an episode of the famous series titled 'Celebrity Wife Swap'. The fame that Raquel Justice received from this show inspired her to pursue acting as a career.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
In May 1989, David Justice made his ESPN Major Baseball League debut with the Atlanta Braves baseball team. David was 23 years old when he earned a spot as Dale Murphy, who was a fan favorite of the Atlanta Braves, was traded for a position to the Philadelphia Phillies in the year 1990. David Justice played as the right fielder for the Atlanta Braves when he joined them. David Justice quickly went into an offensive playing mode in the second half of the season. He scored 28 home runs. This helped him gain the National League Rookie of the Year Award. In the year 1992, he had a slight production slide due to an injury. However, he had a solid 1993 season. His injury did not stop him from performing well in the 1991 season either in his first World Series. Although he went through a back injury in June that year, he managed to score and batted 87 runs in his first World Series.
In the 1993 season, he managed to club 40 home runs and 120 batted runs. With his 78 walks, he managed to reach third in voting for the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP). He was behind Barry Bonds and Lenny Dykstra on the MVP voting list. David Justice batted 0.313 with a 0.531 slugging average and a 0.427 on-base percentage by the time the 1994-1995 Major League Baseball ended.
David Justice helped the Atlanta Braves win the World Series against the Cleveland Indians after MLB returned in the year 1995 after the strike. At that time, he criticized the Braves fans for the level of support their team was getting and received quite a lot of boos. But he quickly became a hero for the followers of his team when he hit the only winning home run in a 1-0 championship that helped his team win. In May 1996, a shoulder separation was caused due to a swing and miss in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1997, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians. He did not stay here long as he was again traded in the year 2000, this time to the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees then traded David Justice to the Oakland Athletics in the year 2001. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics for their third baseman named Robin Ventura. He played his last baseball game with the Oakland Athletics. He was given the American League Player of the Week in the playoffs of the year 2002.
After he retired from his baseball playing career in 2002, he joined the broadcasting career. For the next two years, he served as the commentator for ESPN's baseball telecasts. Then he joined as a studio analyst and game analyst for the YES network for the New York Yankees. He was also the host of the YES network's youth-oriented program named 'Yankees On The Deck'.
What awards has David Justice won?
David Justice has won quite a few awards throughout his career while he played for teams like the Atlanta Braves during his time playing ESPN Major League Baseball. He won the National League Player of the Month for August 1990 and the month of May 1991. He won the American League Outfielder Silver Slugger Award two times. He also won the National League Outfielder Silver Slugger Award. Moreover, he won the American League Championship Series MVP Award. He was a part of the New York Yankees' 2000 World Series champions. He was also a part of the Atlanta Braves' 1995 World Series Championship. In addition, he has won the ALCS MVP (2000) Award and has also been inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame.
Other Interesting David Justice Facts And Trivia
- He was born on April 14, 1966. His birth sign, or zodiac sign, is the Aries.
- David Justice is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
- Heidi Berry is his ex-sister-in-law.
- David played the role of Stephen Bishop in the sports drama film 'Moneyball', which was released in 2011.
- David Justice is a hero for many young aspiring baseball players in America.
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