Jim Traber Net Worth – Personal Life of a Sports Talk Radio Host
Jim Traber is an internationally acclaimed sports talk radio host with an estimated net worth estimated at $1.5 Million. Here we provide more details of this well-known American’s personal life and net worth.
Oklahoma State University graduate Hunter grew up not too far away from Memorial Stadium in Stillwater and earned both baseball and football scholarships as an OSU student.
Early Life and Education
Jim Traber can handle himself in any environment – be it courtroom, operating room or home plate. His stage presence reminds one of a professional singer while his poise makes him an effective college quarterback.
As a freshman at Oklahoma State in 1981, Traber focused on baseball and contributed to them winning their inaugural Big Eight championship. As such, he earned second-team all-American status behind teammate Mickey Tettleton (future major leaguer).
Traber made his professional debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 as a platoon player at first base, batted.222 with them but made headlines for breaking up Toronto’s Dave Stieb’s no-hit bid with an outfield single on Labor Day at Memorial Stadium.
Jim Traber was selected 21st in the June amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles, and went on to play first base for them from 1984 through 1989 in Major League Baseball as well as for Kintetsu Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league and Monterrey of Mexico League.
Traber’s Labor Day single ended Toronto pitcher Dave Stieb’s no-hit bid with an unexpected hit that has the presence of both rock stars and college quarterbacks alike. Perhaps that comes from growing up around parents that resemble basketball coaches as well as an esteemed sister lawyer.
He knows every facet of the game inside and out, and can communicate it clearly and believable. A master on air, his charm keeps listeners listening.
Achievement and Honors
Jim Traber has amassed considerable wealth through his primary career of baseball playing, estimated at anywhere from $1 Million – $7 Million.
Traber attended Wilde Lake High School, excelling at both football and baseball – twice reaching the College World Series! While attending Oklahoma State University he continued playing baseball.
In 1984, he debuted with the Baltimore Orioles and went on to start as their starting first baseman for six games before being traded to Kintetsu Buffaloes of Japan and Monterrey of the Mexican league. A left-handed batter and excellent defensive first baseman, his Orioles traded him away in 1992 to Cleveland Indians for a minor leaguer who hadn’t seen MLB action.
Starting his career off at the minor league level, Traber made the jump to first base for Baltimore as a regular in 1989 and made his major league debut platooning with fellow newcomer Randy Milligan on Opening Day first base for Baltimore. Traber also spent two seasons playing for Kintetsu Buffaloes of Japan from 1990-1991 before spending one year with Monterrey of Mexico League during 1993.
He and Joan reside in Edmond, Oklahoma where he hosts Oklahoma’s most listened-to afternoon sports radio show on WWLS-FM 98.1. His son Beau plays linebacker at Norman North High School.
Family of five who love Japanese cuisine as well as McDonald’s fast food when the mood strikes them. Both children attend an elementary school that offers Japanese language studies while Alicia has taken up gymnastics as an activity.
Jim Traber has amassed an estimated net worth between $1 and $7 Million dollars thanks to his career as a Baseball Player.
He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in 1982, earning himself the moniker “The Whammer”. After four seasons with Baltimore Orioles he moved on to Kintetsu Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball where he has spent several seasons.
After his baseball career was complete, he transitioned to broadcasting on local radio in Oklahoma City. Currently hosting WWLS-FM’s ‘The Afternoon Sports Beat’ and ‘Total Dominance Hour’ programs; part-time color analyst for Arizona Diamondbacks alongside Greg Schulte; has two sons named Beau and Trabes with wife Julie;