Ben Sheets Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Jun 04, 2022
At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Ben Sheets helped lead the United States National Team to win a gold medal.
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About Ben Sheets

Ben Michael Sheets was a former Major League Baseball (MLB) starting pitcher who played for Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and Atlanta Braves.

He was named four times in All-star games while a member of the Brewers from 2001 to 2008. However, a series of elbow injuries forced him to retire in 2012.

After completing high school, he went on to play college baseball at Northeast Louisiana University. In the summer of 1998, he played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) with the Wareham Gatemen team, and in 1999, he played with the Orleans Cardinals team. Ben used to throw a four-seam fastball, a curveball, and a changeup that arrived in the mid-70s. He also had an excellent command of his three pitches, evident by the outstanding strikeout-walk ratios over the seasons.

He bats right and pitches right and once had struck out twenty batters at a baseball game in college. Since then, Ben has been a known name in the baseball game and has earned numerous accolades. However, after a brief stint with Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves, he retired in 2012. Read on to learn more about his career.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ben Sheets's net worth?

Been Sheets has an estimated net worth of $20 million which he earned from his primary career as a successful baseball player.

How much do Ben Sheets earn per year?

Ben Sheets makes around $420000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ben Sheets?

Ben Sheets stands 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is Ben Sheets?

Ben Sheets is 44 years old as of 2022. His family life comprises his wife and two sons.

Childhood And Education

Ben Michael Sheets was born on July 18, 1978, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. There are not many details about his parents and siblings.

Ben Sheets graduated from St. Amant High School and attended college at Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship. He went on to play college baseball at the University and once struck out 20 batters in a game against Louisiana Tech.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ben Sheets's partner?

Ben Sheets is married to Julia, and the couple has two sons named Seaver Sheets and Miller Sheets.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Ben Sheets was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 1999 draft and started as a Minor League professional with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. He did not stay very long in the Rookie ball and, on August 9, 1999, was promoted to Class A Stockton of California League. For the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Ben Sheets was in the United States National Team and led the team to win a gold medal.

Ben Sheets made his MLB debut with Milwaukee Brewers on April 5, 2001, and was promoted to the Brewers' starting rotation with a 4.76 ERA (Earned Run Average). By 2004, he established himself as a strikeout threat and compiled 264 strikeouts to finish third in the NL behind Randy Johnson and Johan Santana. On June 13, 2004, he struck out three batters on nine pitches in the third inning of a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros. He became the 26th NL pitcher and 35th Pitcher in the Major league history to achieve the nine-strike/three strikeout half-inning.

He then joined the Oakland Athletics with a one-year $10 million + $2 million incentives contract. However, due to his elbow injuries, he missed the remaining seasons.

On July 1, 2012, Ben signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves to make a comeback to the major leagues. Nearly after two years, Ben made his first minor league start with Mississippi Braves. Finally, after a brief stint with Atlanta Braves, he ended his career.

Currently, he is a part-owner of the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League. Since 2013 he has served as a volunteer baseball coach at his alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

What awards has Ben Sheets won?

In June 2001, Ben Sheets got the Rookie Of the Month Award and Top Newcomer Award (Milwaukee Brewers) in the same year. In 2004, he received the MLB Player of the Week Award.

In June 2007, Ben Sheets won the National League (NL) Pitcher of the month, and in 2008, he won the National league All-star game Starting Pitcher. In 2010, he received the Catfish Hunter Award.

Ben Sheets's Hobbies And Interests

Ben Sheets enjoys Cajun food such as crawfish étouffée and jambalaya.

Other Interesting Ben Sheets Facts And Trivia

Ben Sheets was named to All-star games four times in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2008 with a run average of 3.78 and 1325 strikeouts.

In 2008, Ben Sheets was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) Hall of Fame.

In 2014, Ben was inducted into the Brewers Wall of Honor for pitching over 1000 innings with the club.

The former major league infielder Andy Sheets is a distant cousin of Ben Sheets.

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Ben Sheets Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Ben Michael Sheets

Date of Birth

1978-07-17

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Baton Rouge

Age

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Former Baseball Player

Education

St.Amant High School

Net Worth

20000000

Partner

Julie Sheets

Annual Earnings

420000
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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