Matt Holliday Biography

( 1980 - )
August 20, 2017
First published on:August 20, 2017
by qwderwe

Facts of Matt Holliday

Date of Birth: 1980, January 15
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch

Matt Holliday is an American baseball hitter, who currently plays for the New York Yankees of the Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he played for Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals.

Early Life

Matthew Thomas Holliday was born on January 15, 1980, is an American Baseball player. He was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As a youth, he showed remarkable talent in football, baseball, and basketball, but later built his career in baseball.

Holliday's grandfather Donald also signed with New York Yankees. His father was an assistant coach, baseball was in Matt’s blood. He was the classic coach’s kid; big, fast, strong larger than his friends. He played quarterback for the football team, infield for the baseball team. He also played basketball for two years, but in his junior year, football was his best sport. He was considered one of the top three high-school quarterback in the country.

Career

Holliday began his baseball career in the Arizona Rookie League as a third batsman. In 1998 The Colorado Rockies selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma.

In 2004, Holliday debuted in MLB. Matt became the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 45 doubles, 30 home runs, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in a single season. He won the NL batting title, NLCS MVP, and September National League Player of the Month honors in the next season.

Starting in 2011 in the first of four consecutive NLCS appearances, Holliday batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage. In 2014, he became the fifth player in MLB history to accumulate 9 consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 75 RBI, 30 doubles and 80 runs scored each season. Currently, he is playing for the Yankees as left fielder.

Personal Life

On December 30, 2000, Holliday married his love life Leslee. They met on a blind date in 1999. Matt’s best friend was dating a friend of Leslee and they wanted to go on a double date. So they asked Matt and Leslee to join them where they fell in love with each other.

Currently, Matt and Leslee have four children, 3 sons named Jackson, Ethan, Reed and a daughter named Gracyn.

 

Wifey

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Leslee's best friend Jenny is the wife of Matt’s elder brother Josh. When Matt and Josh were toddlers, they had a baby sitter named John Farrer.

Holliday's favorite player while growing up was Cal Ripken. Jr. He is a Christian and believes in Jesus Christ. He is active in charity work and raised funds for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in 2012.

Holliday has reached the age of 37 now. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 3 inch, which is around 1.93m. He has a balanced weight of 107 kg.

Net Worth & Earnings

In 2004 during the rookie season, Holliday started off making $300,000, but every next season it increased. It jumped from $316,000 to $327,000 then $380,000 and $390,000. He started making  $400,000 finally in 2009. From 2010 to 2017 on a yearly basis, he made $17 million per season.

This present year he has a contract with the Yankees of $17 million. Right now Holliday should be pushing close to $140 million in overall and after 2017 MBL season he will have made $159,917,101 in his playing career. Currently, he has a net worth of $60 million.



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