James Shields

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Birth Name

James Shields

Place Of Birth

Santa Clarita, USA


40 years old

Birth Date

December 20, 1981

Star Sign


James Shields Facts

Child Star?



Baseball Player

Education & Qualifications

William S. Hart High School

Net Worth

$40 million

Current Partner

Ryane Barber


Cindy Shields, Jack Shields


1.9m (6'3"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Cock

Annual Earnings

$13 million+ per year

About James Shields 

James Shields is a well-known former American professional Baseball player.

James Shields was born on December 20, in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, 1981, in the United States of America. From 2006-2012, James played for the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB.

In 2013 and 2014, he was a member of the Kansas City Royals. In 2015 and 2016, he was a member of the San Diego Padres. In addition, from 2016-2018, he was a member of the Chicago White Sox.

When the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox in Game one of the 2008 ALDS, Shields became the first winning pitcher in a postseason game in both the Rays' and Tropicana Field's history.

James Shields' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is James Shields' net worth?

James Shields' net worth is $40 million.

How much does James Shields earn per year?

James Shields' earnings per year are $13 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is James Shields?

James Shields is 6 ft 4 in (193cm) tall.

How old is James Shields?

James Shields is 40 years old as of May 2022.

Childhood And Education

James Shields was born on December 20, in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, in 1981 in the USA. His parents are Cindy Shields and Jack Shields. His family name is James Anthony Shields. He spent his childhood in Newhall. He has two siblings; both are his older brothers. James is of American nationality; his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. 

Talking about James Shields' educational background, James joined William S. Hart High School, and In 1999, he was awarded Valley Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. James Shields leads Hart to the Division II championship in his Junior season.

He also hit 478 with 11 home runs and 45 RBIs, earning him the Division II Player of the Year award from the Southern Section. James then joined Louisiana State University. James turned down a full baseball scholarship at Louisiana State University to join the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is James Shields' partner?

In November 2007, in Kauai, Hawaii, James Shields married Ryane Barber. They live with their two daughters.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

James Shields is best known for his professional career as an American Baseball player.

James Shields started his career when The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected James in the sixteenth round of the 2000 amateur baseball draft. He played as a pitcher, and he batted right and threw right. Shields endured significant shoulder surgery after pitching successfully in his debut season at the Class-A level in 2001, and he missed the entire 2002 season.

On May 31, 2006, he debuted in significant League Baseball against the Baltimore Orioles. He drew a no-decision after giving up five runs in five innings.

Shields won his first big league game on June 5, striking out six batters in six innings of work against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Shields became the first Devil Rays pitcher to begin his career with four consecutive wins on June 21, 2006. James had an underwhelming debut season with the Tampa Bay Rays. He concluded the season with a 6–8 record and a 4.84 ERA with a 4.84 ERA. The Tampa Bay Rays signed him to a 4-year, $11.25 million contract after the 2008 season, based on less than two complete seasons of major league baseball action with Tampa Bay.

Shields shut out the Boston Red Sox with a two-hit shutout on April 27, 2008. James Shields tied the modern-day record for most runs allowed in a game when he gave up six against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 7, 2010.

Shields was sent to the Kansas City Royals on December 9, 2012. The Kansas City Royals exercised shields' $13.5 million option for the 2014 season. Then James signed a four-year, $75 million contract with the San Diego Padres on February 11, 2015.

Shields was dealt with the Chicago White Sox on June 4, 2016, and made his White Sox debut on June 8 against the Washington Nationals.

Charity Work

James Shields has volunteered with The Heart Gallery and Eckerd Youth Alternatives, two organizations that help foster children. James also donated the 'Big Game James Clubhouse' suite at Tropicana Field in 2010 for the use of foster youngsters attending games through the two organizations.

What awards has James Shields won?

James was the first pitcher from the Tampa Bay Rays to win a World Series game. The Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America selected him as the team MVP for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

In 2011, for the first time in his Major career, Shields was named to the All-Star team.

James Shields' Hobbies And Interests

There is no information about his hobbies and interests available.

Other Interesting James Shields Facts And Trivia

  • James played games with the teams such as Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays from 2006-2012, Kansas City Royals from 2013-2014, San Diego Padres from 2015-2016, Chicago White Sox from 2016-2018
  • James, a former Baseball pitcher, sold his Rancho Santa Fe equestrian ranch for $6.25 million.
  • In the year 2000, Baseball America listed him as the 16th most outstanding high school prospect.
  • James' last Major League Baseball appearance was with the Chicago white sox on September 25, 2018.
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