Max Scherzer stares in, nods in agreement to his catcher, and uncoils another devastating pitch that leaves the hapless batter in the dust with a swing and miss. It’s a sequence that Washington Nationals fans witness over and over every fifth day — and baseball fans around the country can’t wait to watch on "SportsCenter" or MLB Network highlight shows.
In short, the right-hander’s dominance is one of the best parts of the summer.
By now, people have become quite familiar with the All-Star who terrorizes hitters from the pitcher’s mound, but there’s several interesting facts that most people don’t know about the three-time Cy Young award winner.
Thanks to the personal tidbits we’ve uncovered — some heartwarming, some obscure, and some hilarious — you can get to know one of the game’s most recognizable hurlers even better.