Gerrit Cole is a famous American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Also, Gerrit Cole before played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros. He played for the baseball team at his High School after he was selected in the first overall selection in the 2011 MLB Draft. Gerrit is also a member of the 2022 class of the University of California, Los Angeles Athletics Hall of Fame. Check all the details below about Gerrit Cole’s Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Biography & More.
Gerrit Cole Wiki/Biography
Gerrit Cole was born on 8th September 1990 (Age: 32 years; As of 2022) in Newport Beach, California. His full real name is Gerrit Alan Cole and his nickname is Cole Train. His nationality is American and follows Christianity (religion). His profession is baseball pitcher. His jersey number is 45 for the New York Yankees baseball team. His zodiac sign is Virgo. Cole has played for three teams, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees. His current residence is in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Gerrit Cole Educational Qualification
He completed his schooling at the Orange Lutheran High School. After completing schooling, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles to complete his graduate degree in 2008. In 2011, Cole completed his graduation from the University of California.
Gerrit Cole Physical Stats
Height: 6′ 4″ inches
Weight: 107 kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Gerrit Cole Family & Parents
Gerrit was born into a high-class family in California. His father’s name is Mark Cole and his mother’s name is Sharon Cole.
He has one sibling younger sister Erin Cole (who played for the Bruins soccer team at UCLA).
Gerrit Cole’s Wife, Girlfriend & Son
Gerrit Cole married his longtime girlfriend Amy Crawford (wife). They met at the University of California during college studies.
Also, her wife Amy is the UCLA softball player and sister of Brandon Crawford (San Francisco shortstop). On 1st January 2020, his wife announced their first pregnancy and was born to a beautiful son Caden Gerrit Cole on 30th June 2020.
Also, his wife is in her second pregnancy (According to the sources October 2022).
Gerrit Cole Career & Profession
He started his career with the Orange Lutheran High School baseball team. After this Cole was selected by the New York Yankees in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB Draft but he refuse to sign and attended his college at the University of California and played college baseball for the UCLA Bruins.
After completing college, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 MLB draft. In September 2013, Cole made his debut and achieved the National League Rookie of the Month.
In April 2015, Cole was named the National League Pitcher of the Month and the MLB All-Star 2015. In 2018, he was selected by the Houston Astros.
He became the 18th pitcher in major league history to strike out at least 300 batters in a baseball season on 18th September 2019.
In December 2019, he signed a contract of nine years with the New York Yankees for $324 million dollars and played for them.
Gerrit Cole Awards & Achievements
- 5× All-Star in 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022.
- 2× All-MLB First Team in 2019, 2021.
- All-MLB Second Team 2020.
- AL ERA leader 2019.
- 2x MLB strikeout leader 2019, 2022.
- AL wins leader 2021.
- MLB record for most consecutive strikeouts without issuing a walk (61).
Gerrit Cole Net Worth & Salary
Gerrit Cole’s net worth is estimated at about $140 million dollars. He is the best baseball pitcher in baseball history who earns a high salary nine-year contract with the New York Yankees of $324 million dollars. His yearly salary is $36 million dollars. He is living a joyful life with his family, wife, and children.
Gerrit Cole’s Social Handles
Gerrit Cole Amazing Facts
- He received the largest contract total in Major League History for a pitcher.
- Gerrit Cole grew up as a fan of the New York Yankees baseball team.
- In 2008, he was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft but he opted not to sign and attended college.
- Cole’s father passed down his liking for the New York Yankees to his son.
- In 2001, he attended the World Series.
- Gerrit Cole held a sign that said,
- “YANKEE FAN TODAY TOMORROW FOREVER”
- In 2019, Cole’s photograph went viral when news of his signing with the New York Yankees.
- He thanked the late Marvin Miller (former executive director of the Major League Basketball Players Association and National Baseball Hall of Fame) for their pivotal role in establishing a free agency for MLB players.
- He was elected to the MLBPA’s executive subcommittee on 4th December 2020.
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