Who Are Karen And Tom Wacha? Michael Wacha Parents- Brother Lucas And Charlie

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An American professional baseball pitcher, Michael Wacha parents Karen and Tom, gave birth to him as a second of four children in Iowa City.

Michael Wacha was born on July 1, 1991, and played college baseball for three years at Texas A&M University.

In 2012, St. Louis Cardinals selected Wacha in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft from Texas A&M University.

Later, he made his MLB debut on May 30, 2013, against Kansas City Royals with just one year in the minor leagues.

After performing well during the regular season, he became the Most Valuable Player of the 2013 National League Championship Series.

Michael Wacha
Michael Wacha (Source: Instagram)

In 2015, Wacha’s impressive performances led the Cardinals to win each of his first nine starts of the season, with Wacha himself credited as the winner in seven of them.

In addition, he was even selected for his first All-Star Game, which was played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

However, the Cardinals became concerned about his shoulder and skipped ten days between two August starts.

Eventually, Wacha signed one year contract with Boston Red Sox for a reported $7 million, and he started the season as a pitcher in the team’s rotation.

Finally, in February 2023, Wacha agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres.

Michael Wacha Parents: Karen And Tom Wacha

Michael was born to his parents, Karen and Tom, who moved to Texas from Iowa when he was just three years old.

According to various sources, Micheal’s father graduated with an electrical engineering degree, while his mother worked as an X-ray technician at University Hospitals.

The couple raised four children, three sons, Charlie, Michael, and Lucas, and one daughter Brette.

Brette, Wacha’s younger sister, was named after the famous NFL quarterback Brett Favre, as Wacha’s parents are big Iowa and Green Bay Packers fans.


Wacha Family celebrating Thanksgiving
Wacha Family celebrating Thanksgiving (Source: Instagram)

Michael’s younger brother, Lucas, was born in Texas on May 20, 1993.

He played football for Wyoming’s team for three years, from 2012 to 2015, and he also played for the Dallas Cowboys for around seven months.

Later, he married Samantha, whom he met while she was playing golf for the University of Wyoming. 

The couple together welcomed their daughter Jacklyn Ryne Wacha on May 2022. Nowadays, Lucas owns his business, @wacharesolution, and is also a personal trainer.

On the other hand, only limited information about Charlie is available. 

Michael Wacha Wife And Kids

Sarah Hoffman and Michael Wacha tied the knot on November 28, 2020, in a backyard ceremony held at their home in Jupiter, Florida.

On October 21, 2022, Marcia Raye, the first child of Sarah and Michael Wacha, was born.

The couple has been actively sharing their joy on their social media profiles, posting cute pictures of their daughter.

Michael With His Wife And Daughter
Michael With His Wife And Daughter (Source: Instagram)

Talking about Micheal’s wife, Sarah grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and obtained a degree in elementary education from the University of Arizona’s Tucson School of Education.

Nowadays, she works in an organization named Prom Series, whose goal is to create a unique and unforgettable experience for girls in foster care that helps them develop self-esteem and a sense of self-worth.

Chanda Rai
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