Why new Met Max Scherzer’s eyes are two different colors



All eyes are on Max Scherzer.

On Monday, The Post confirmed the star pitcher and the Mets agreed to a three-year, $130 million deal, but there is more to Scherzer than meets the eye.

And, speaking of eyes, the right-hander’s are two different colors. His left eye is brown and his right is blue.

The 37-year-old ace has a condition called Heterochromia Iridis, which causes color difference to the iris (the colored part of the eye).

Scherzer has had the condition since a young age, and is proud of his distinct look. It is featured on his MLB bobbleheads and an image of him that used to appear on the scoreboard at Nationals park to celebrate his strikeouts.

Max Scherzer
New Met Max Scherzer has a green and a brown eye because of a condition called Heterochromia Iridis.

“I’ve always celebrated it. Whether you like it or not, that’s who I am,” Scherzer said, via NBC Sports. “I got one blue and one brown, there’s nothing I can do about it.”

The Mets right-hander, growing up,, would draw pictures of animals that had the same type of eyes as him. He also adopted dogs with Heterochromia Iridis.

Scherzer is one of many stars that live with the condition, including actresses Kate Bosworth, Mila Kunis, and Jane Seymour, and actor Christopher Walken.

In 2012, Scherzer sported custom heterochromic goggles for the celebration after the Tigers won the American League pennant. The eyewear included two different color lenses, and was a gift from his girlfriend at the time, Erica May.

Scherzer rocked the goggles again in 2013, when Detroit clinched the division with a victory over the Twins.

He went 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA this season between the Nationals and Dodgers, before landing in New York. He was in consideration for this year’s NL Cy Young Award, which he’s won three times, but lost to the Brewers’ Corbin Burnes.

Scherzer’s new contract with the Mets features a record $43.33 million average annual salary and an opt out after the second year, along with a full no-trade clause.


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