Who is Max Scherzer's wife, Erica May-Scherzer? MLB star's family welcomes new baby

Leigh McManus May 3, 2021

Who is Max Scherzer’s wife Erica May-Scherzer? Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer saw off the Miami Merlins on Sunday with a complete game before rushing off to be with his wife in the delivery room.

Who is Max Scherzer’s wife, Erica May-Scherzer?

MLB legend Max Scherzer dominated the Merlins with nine-inning, one-run victory in just two hours and 37 minutes before rushing out of Nationals Park in Washington to be by his wife’s side.

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Scherzer’s wife, Erica, was going into labour with their third child.

“After the game, we talked a little bit and he was like, ‘I’m having the baby tonight, might as well pitch like that,’” catcher Yan Gomes said following the Nats’ 3-1 victory.

Erica met Max at Missouri University, where she was a pitcher herself, for the university baseball team. They started dating in 2005 and got married in late November 2013.

The 35-year-old Colorado-native is an avid volunteer who lends her efforts to human trafficking victims and animal rescue causes.

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Telling Washington Family how she got involved with Humane Rescue Alliance, a pet charity, Erica said she ran into one of the organisation’s employees at a baseball game and that led to a meeting with the CEO.

“We loved their mission, their vision and got heavily involved. I ended up joining the board a while after,” she said.

Erica and Max also recently started a new initiative called Nats for Masks. The effort aims to provide masks and relief efforts for lower income communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Do Erica and Max Scherzer have any more kids?

As mentioned, Erica’s labour will bring she and her 36-year-old husband’s third child.

The couple already have two girls, Brooke, who is three-years-old , and Kasey, who will be 2-years-old in July. 

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Erica announced Kasey’s birth on Twitter, stating that she was born at 8:51am and weighed 7lbs 14oz.

As well as their growing brood of children, Erica and Max have four dogs that they adopted through the Humane Rescue Alliance.

“I’ve always been an animal person, I’ve always loved dogs. My wife and I, even though we’ve dated the whole time, we were never really in the position to have a dog. We just realized we travelled too much,” Scherzer said.

“But then when we got to D.C., we felt like life was at least stable enough and that’s when we adopted our first two, Bo and Rafi.”

Rocco and Zou joined soon after.

Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.