About Jacoby Ellsbury
Jacoby Ellsbury is well-known as a center fielder for the Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
With an enviable batting average and multiple awards including a gold glove, he is looked up to as one of the best players. Jacoby is married to Kelsey Hawkins.
Jacoby Ellsbury's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Jacoby Ellsbury’s net worth?
Jacoby Ellsbury is believed to have a net worth of about $50 million. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
How much does Jacoby Ellsbury earn per year?
In 2020, Jacoby Ellsbury had a base salary of $26,142,857. In addition to this, he earns an unknown amount from endorsements.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Jacoby Ellsbury?
Jacoby Ellsbury is 6 ft 1 in (185cm) tall.
How old is Jacoby Ellsbury?
As of May 2022, Jacoby Ellsbury is 38 years old.
Childhood And Education
Jacoby Ellsbury was born in Madras, Oregan on September 11, 1983. He was the first son of Jim Ellsbury and Margie Ellsbury. He has three younger brothers: Matt Ellsbury, Spencer Ellsbury, and Tyler Ellsbury. While his father is of English and German descent, his mother, Margie Ellsbury, is a descendent of a Navajo tribe leader. Jacoby is enrolled in the Colorado River Indian Tribes.
As a child, he grew up on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. He started kindergarten in Madras and attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jacoby Ellsbury was always passionate about sports and earned five letters while he was at Madras High School. After high school, Jacoby moved to Oregon State University. He played college baseball and had a short football career. It was while he was a university student that he was named the Baseball America first-team All-American and Pac-10 Conference Co-Player of the year.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Jacoby Ellsbury’s partner?
Jacoby Ellsbury is married to Kelsey Hawkins. The couple had a wedding in Mexico in December 2012 after dating for about six years. They have three daughters together. Though Jacoby posts pictures of the three children on his social media pages, he and Kelsey Hawkins have not shared their names.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Jacoby Ellsbury is best known as a Major League Baseball player. He was a Boston Red Sox player who later played for the New York Yankees. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays but did not play with them.
Jacoby Ellsbury started his career in the Minor League Baseball as part of the Lowell Spinners in 2005. He batted .317 in 35 games of the New York Penn League and had 23 stolen bases.
At the beginning of 2006, he was ranked sixth-best prospect in the Red Sox organization by Baseball America. He played with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League before being promoted to the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League. He earned multiple Minor League Baseball titles throughout the year and ended the year playing in the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.
He started the 2007 season in the starting center field position for the Sea Dogs. He played the 2007 All-Star Futures Game in San Francisco’s AT&T Park and set a new consecutive-game hitting record. By the end of the season, he was tied for second in the International League.
The Red Sox bought his contract in 2007 and around mid-year, he made his MLB debut in Fenway Park against the Texas Rangers where he earned his first major league hit in the third inning. This made him the first American Indian of Navajo descent in the major leagues. He hit his first major league home run in the fourth game for the Red Sox against the Baltimore Oriole.
He played six games for the Red Sox before being optioned back to Pawtucket. After some back and forth, he was called up by the Red Sox when the major league rosters grew to have 40 players.
Jacoby Ellsbury became the first rookie to hit three doubles and four hits in a World Series game. This was also his first title in a career championship. He started the 2008 season in Tokyo against the Oakland Athletics. He played his first career multi-home run game and finished the season with 50 steals.
2009 saw Jacoby Ellsbury playing his 179th error-free straight regular-season game. He became the starting left fielder for the Red Sox while free agent Mike Cameron was the center fielder.
He returned to the field in 2011 with a career-high six runs against the New York Yankees. With two home runs, he became the first Boston Red Sox member in the 30–30 club. He also won his first Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award and had a .321 batting average. Ellsbury was named second in the American League Most Valuable Player Award after Justin Verlander.
Despite injuries, he earned his second World Series ring as a Red Sox member in 2013. After the end of his contract, he became a free agent for the first time. He ended the year with a seven-year deal to play with the New York Yankees.
He played 149 games in his first year with the New York Yankees. 2015 was a rough year with a knee sprain and an underwhelming season. In 2016, while playing against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, he was instrumental in getting the Yankees their first successful home straight steal since 2014. This was his second career home steal. He also hit the MLS season's highest home run taking the ball 151 feet in the air.
He hit his first career grand slam and his 100th home run in 2017. Unfortunately, he lost his position as the starting center fielder with the New York Yankees as a result of a concussion.
Ellsbury released the ZinfandEllsbury wine in 2010 with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. He also donated $1million to Oregon State University for a renovation project.
What awards has Jacoby Ellsbury won?
Jacoby Ellsbury has earned recognition with many baseball awards throughout his career. He was named Rookie of the Month in 2007 and the Boston Red Sox Rookie of the Year in 2008. In 2009 he was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
After his injury, he was named the Comeback Player of the Year in 2011 by multiple panels. He also won the Gold Glove Award, the Thomas A. Yawkey Award and the Silver Slugger Award in the same year. He was also named the MLB Player of the Week in 2014.
Other Interesting Jacoby Ellsbury Facts And Trivia
- The two teams that Jacoby played with, the Red Sox and the Yankees, are fierce rivals.
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