This article looks at an MLB umpire called Angel Hernandez. We will also delve deeper into his family, focusing on his children.
Who is Angel Hernandez?
He hails from Havana, Cuba, and was born on August 26, 1961. He left his native Cuba in what many describe as an effort to spread the ashes of his father and currently lives in Loxahatchee, Florida.
He started his umpiring career in May 1991 and went head-to-umpire in his first 2X and 3X worlds in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He also officiated in the 7X, 11X, world series and served as an injury fill-in for Derryl Cousins in Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS.
His career was not without criticism as he suffered from criticism from players, fans, and even coaches throughout his career. Hernandez was not spared discrimination either, as he filed a federal lawsuit against MLB over what he alleged was racial discrimination.
He cited his long-standing feud with Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre as an example and eventually lost the case, with the judge stating, “The evidence shows beyond genuine dispute that an umpire’s leadership and situation management carried the day in MLB’s promotion decisions.”
Angel Hernandez children: meet Jennifer Marie and Melissa Amanda?
Though not much is known about the rest of Hernandez’s family, who prefer to live lives out of public scrutiny, we know he shared two daughters with his wife Mireya.
The two daughters are Jennifer Marie and Melissa Amanda.