Jacoby Ellsbury Biography

( 1983 - )
October 2, 2018
First published on:August 21, 2017
by Nick

Facts of Jacoby Ellsbury

Date of Birth: 1983, September 11
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet

American baseball superstar, Jacoby Ellsbury is a professional baseball player, who currently plays as a central fielder for the New York Yankees. Previously, he played with Boston Red Sox, through 2007 to 2013.

Early Life

Ellsbury was born on September 11, 1983, in Madras, Oregon. He is the son of Jim and Margie Ellsbury and is eldest of four children.

Ellsbury mother is of Navajo Native American whereas his father is of English and German descent. He is of American nationality and follows Mormon religion.

High School & College Career

Ellsbury attended Madras High School and lettered in several sports. In high school, he was a gifted basketball player.

In his senior year, Ellsbury hits .537 with 65 stolen bases in baseball whereas, he averaged 23.6 points and 4.4 blocks per game. He also played football during high school years.

Upon high school graduation, Ellsbury attended Oregon State University, where he was honored as a Baseball America first-team All-American, and Pac-10 Conference Co-Player of the Year. The Boston Red Sox drafted Ellsbury in the first round of the 2005 MLB Draft.

Professional Career

Ellsbury started his professional career with the Lowell Spinners in the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League on July 14, 2015.

Upon playing several years in the minor league, Ellsbury made his major league debut for Boston Red Sox as a center fielder against the Texas Rangers.

Ellsbury played with the Sox from 2007 to 2013. After the 2013 season, Ellsbury signed a most profitable contract in the baseball history, when he inked a 7-year, $153 million contracts with New York Yankees.

Awards & Accolades

Numerous awards have honored Ellsbury for his professional accomplishments. He was the winner of 2011, Gold Glove Award. That same year, the Silver Slugger Award honored him.

Also Read: Brett Gardner Biography

Personal Life & Affair

Ellsbury married his longtime girlfriend Kelsey Hawkins after having an affair for several years. They celebrated their wedding in December 2012. Currently, they have two children together.

The love story of the lovely couple is as similar to what we see in the movies. Prior they are married, the duo dated for six years. They met for the first time at Oregon State University in the year 2005.

Ellsbury is well-known for being a good player, a good husband, as well as a caring father towards his children.

Apart from baseball, he loves to watch football and baseball on the television.

Ellsbury has reached the age of 33 now. He has a perfect height of 6 feet, which is around 1.85m. He has a balanced weight of 84 kg.

Net Worth & Salary

According to the contract with the Yankees, he is having a base salary of $21,142, 857, whereas his total salary is $21, 142, 857. His total earnings and income have boosted his net worth. He has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Ellsbury has owns several branded and luxury cars which include Rolls Royce, Mercedez Benz, and others. Among his car collections, his favorite one is Chevy Camaro.


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