Jake Peavy Biography

( 1981 - )
October 1, 2019
First published on:May 13, 2016
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jake Peavy

Date of Birth: 1981, May 31
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: taurus
Birth Name Jacob Edward Peavy
Birth Place Mobile, Alabama
Famous Name Jake Peavy
Father Danny Peavy
Mother Debbie Peavy
Net Worth $48 million
Salary 7 million USD
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Baseball Player
Started career as Baseball Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Katie Alford (m. 2000 - d. 2017)
Divorce Yes
Children 4
Tatto(s) Yes

Jake Peavy is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and San Francisco Giants. He bats and throws right-handed. He has also shown his performance in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.

Jake Peavy was born as Jacob Edward Peavy on 31 May 1981, in Mobile, Alabama, the United States. 

As of 2018, Jake Peavy has an estimated net worth of $48 million. Regarding his personal life, he was married and shared four sons with her ex-wife. After the divorce, there is no news and rumors of Peavy getting involved in a love affair with another lady. 

Net Worth and Salary

Jake Peavy has an estimated net worth of $48 million in 2018, including all of his properties and incomes. During his career, Jake Peavy earned $127 million in salary before taxes and fees. His biggest salary year was 2016 when he earned $16 million from the Chicago White Sox.  

Back in 2016, during the San Francisco Giants' spring training camp, Peavy learned that he fell victim to a Ponzi-like scheme, where his financial advisor had siphoned away some $15 million to $20 million from his retirement savings.

Jake Peavy's 5,000-acre ranch SOURCE: Al.com

Apart, Peavy owns a 5,000-acre ranch in Wilcox County, Alabama called Southern Falls Plantation, which he bought in 2008. Additionally, he purchased a World War II duck boat in 2013 which was formerly used by Boston Duck Tours. Also, Peavy has a cable car for the ranch. 

He has an impressive height and physique. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 1 inch. 

Divorce with Katie Alford

Peavy is a man who is dedicated and highly committed towards his career. He is handsome and attractive by his personality. Talking about his personal life, he was married to his high school girlfriend Katie Alford after dating so many years. The couple tied the knot in 2000 when Peavy was just nineteen years old. 

Jake Peavy's former wife Katie Alford SOURCE: Playerswives

The couple together shared four sons together, Jacob, Wyatt, Judson, and Waylon. However, after seventeen years of their marriage, the duo parted their ways.  On November 28, 2017, their divorce was finalized.

Jake Peavy and his former wife Katie Alford with their SOURCE: Player Wags

As of now, Peavy and his ex-wife maintain split custody of their children. Before divorce the used to live together in his hometown of Semmes, Alabama.

Apart from his love life, Jake Peavy is legally blind without corrective lenses. Furthermore, he has inked a tattoo on his forearm with the word "Outsider" on it.


He was born to his father and mother Danny Peavy and Debbie Peavy. He is an American by his nationality and according to sources; his ethnicity belongs to a white. He is the proudest son of his parents. He also has a brother and he is Luke Peavy. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal School.

Professional Life

Peavy was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round (472nd overall) of the 1999 Major League Baseball out of high school (St. Paul’s Episcopal School). He was also named the high school player of the year in the state of Alabama. He played professionally throughout his professional career while playing with Padres; he manages to win the 2007 NL Cy Young Award after recording the Pitching Triple Crown that year.

He was traded from the White Sox to the Red Sox in 2013 and helped them to a World Series title later that season. Following after a year, he was traded to San Francisco Giants and also helped his team to win a World Series title. He was the first starting pitcher in MLB history who manages to win two consecutive World Series with two different teams in two different leagues. 

During the 2017 season, Peavy did not pitch in MLB or the minor leagues. In May 2018, he stated his interest in a comeback.

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