Rick Manning Biography
Rick Manning (Full names; Richard Eugene Manning ) is a former center fielder and current broadcaster in Major League Baseball (MLB), who played for the Cleveland Indians (1975-1983) and Milwaukee Brewers (1983–1987), and has been a color commentator for Cleveland Indians telecasts since 1990.
As per his racial background and nationality, he is American and belongs to the white ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo. In addition, the details about his parents and siblings are not available yet.
Rick Manning Age
Rick was born on September 2, 1954, in Niagara Falls, New York, United States.
Rick Manning Net Worth
Rick has an estimated net worth of over $2 Million. , he has a total earning of $1,565,000 from his playing career. Moreover, he earns about $30k as a base salary, working as a broadcaster.
Rick Manning Wife
Rick Manning is a married man, currently married to his wife, Sue Manning. In addition, the couple has a son and a daughter named Kyle Manning and Jessica Manning respectively. Manning had a romantic relationship with Denise, the wife of his teammate Dennis Eckersley, with whom he eventually married, then divorced.
Rick Manning Dennis Eckersley
Manning and Eckersley began their MLB careers together on the Indians in 1975 before the latter was traded to the Red Sox in 1978. As for his broadcasting career, the ex-Cy Young winner Eckersley is definitely known for having little filter while on the air. It’s safe to say though that Friday’s episode brought that to a whole new level.
Rick Manning Salary
Manning, a Cleveland outfielder, has a year remaining on a five-year deal that brought him a $350,000 signing bonus and will pay him $445,000 in deferred compensation. His salary under the contract started at $100,000 a season, has now risen to $120,000 and will be $130,000 next year.
Rick Manning Baseball
Manning, who was the second overall selection in the 1972 MLB draft, made his major league debut with the Indians during the 1975 season. In 1976, he was recognized for his defensive play by winning the American League Gold Glove Award.
Manning had a romantic involvement with teammate Dennis Eckersley’s wife, Denise; they eventually married, and then divorced. This may have led to the Indians’ front office’s decision to trade one of the players; there were other “official” and “unofficial” reasons given.
Eckersley, a future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, was traded with Fred Kendall on March 30, 1978, to the Boston Red Sox for Rick Wise, Mike Paxton, Bo Díaz and Ted Cox.
After playing five more seasons with the Indians, Manning was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers during the 1983 season. As a member of the Brewers, he hit a 10th-inning single on August 26, 1987, as the Brewers defeated the Indians 1-0.
Brewers fans actually booed Manning for driving in the winning run because Paul Molitor was on deck and looking to extend his 39-game hit streak. Manning’s walk-off single deprived Molitor of one last chance to reach 40 games as he went 0-for-4 in the contest.
Rick Manning Nickname
Rick’s nickname is Cleveland Indians on Twitter because of Archie Manning.
Where Does Rick Manning Live
He resides in Chesterland, Ohio, during the season, and Goodyear, Arizona, (the spring training city for the Indians) in the offseason.
Rick Manning And Matt Underwood
Cleveland Indians—Matt Underwood and Rick Manning
This is just an incredibly boring pair, from the timbre of their voices to the blandness of their conversation. To their credit, they don’t force faux-analysis down the viewers’ throats and they don’t resort to cheerleading, but there is a difference between letting a game breathe (vital) and listening to paint dry (brutal).
On occasion, you may wonder if they’ve fallen asleep at the mic or if the audio cable has been cut, because there’s so much dead air. Perhaps the Indians lack of success has drained them of personality—hell, even the GM has admitted the season is over— but they could definitely use an injection of Harry Doyle.
Rick Manning Dennis Eckersley Wife
During NESN’s broadcast of the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game on Friday, the retired Hall of Fame pitcher-turned-analyst had one heck of a viral moment. In the second inning, the discussion turned to Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and his close relationship with Yankees counterpart Luis Severino. Eckersley and his broadcast partners got asked if there was ever anyone that they were close with despite being in the middle of a rivalry.
Despite his flamboyance, Eckersley was going through a searing experience in his personal life. On March 30, 1978, Eck found out that he had been traded to Boston. The same day his first wife, Denise, told him that she didn’t love him anymore. In June, he learned that she and his best friend. Rick Manning, a Cleveland outfielder, was having an affair they would eventually be married.
Manning and Denise would later end up divorcing after getting married. Eckersley, meanwhile, had two children with his second wife, Nancy, and is now married to his third wife, Jennifer.
Rick Manning Broadcasting Career
Since 1990, he has served as a color commentator for Indians telecasts. Manning has the longest tenure of any television announcer in team history.
Manning can be seen doing Tribe games on SportsTime Ohio (alongside Matt Underwood). He resides in Chesterland, Ohio, during the season, and Goodyear, Arizona, (the spring training city for the Indians) in the offseason. He also occasionally provides color commentary on regional broadcasts for Major League Baseball on FOX, mainly when FOX shows an Indians game.
Rick Manning Awards
- 1976 American League Gold Glove Award (Center Field)
- 1980 BBWAA (Baseball Writers’ Association of America) Good Guy Award
- 2014 Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Excellence in Broadcasting Award
- Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame (class of 2017)
- 2018 Lower Great Lakes Emmy Award winner as part of the Indians broadcast team