Ben Zobrist - Biography
Last Modified: Aug 31, 2020
|Best Known For:||Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, MLB|
|Net Worth:||$31 million|
|Born on :||May 26, 1981 (age 39)|
|Birth Name /
|Benjamin Thomas Zobrist|
|Birth Place:||Eureka, Illinois, USA|
|Father's Name:||Tom Zobrist|
|Mother's Name:||Cynthia Zobrist|
Peter Zobrist (brother)
|High School:||Eureka High School|
|University:||Dallas Baptist University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (English, German, Italian)|
|Married Date:||December 17, 2005|
|Wife's Name:||Julianna Zobrist (filed for divorce)|
Zion Benjamin Zobrist (son)
|Height:||1.91 meter (6 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||95 kg (209.44 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Ben Zobrist?
Ben Zobrist is a baseball player by profession and American by nationality. He currently is the second baseman and outfielder for Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he had played for Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays, Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals.
Ben Zobrist – Age, Parents, Siblings
Ben Zobrist’s birth took place on May 26, 1981, in Eureka, Illinois, USA. He was born as Benjamin Thomas Zobrist to mother Cynthia "Cindi" Zobrist (née Cali) and father Tom Zobrist, senior pastor of Liberty Bible Church in Eureka.
He is not the only child of his parents and has four siblings- brothers Peter Zobrist, Noah Zobrist and sisters Serena Zobrist, Jessica Zobrist.
Ben Zobrist attended Eureka High School and graduated from the same in 2001. He went on to study at Olivet Nazarene University but transferred to Dallas Baptist University for his senior year.
His ethnicity includes English, German, Italian-Sicilian.
Ben Zobrist – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Ben Zobrist married his longtime girlfriend Julianna Zobrist, a singer and author on 17 December 2005.
He and his wife have welcomed three children together. Their son Zion Benjamin Zobrist was born on February 1, 2009, and daughters Blaise Royal Zobrist and Kruse Allegra Zobrist were born on November 6, 2015, and September 19, 2011, respectively.
Source: parade (Ben Zobrist, Julianna Zobrist with their children in 2017)
After almost 15 years of marriage, the couple has separated. In May 2019 it was reported that Ben Zobrist has filed for divorce alleging his wife “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible.”
Julianna Zobrist filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences” from a separate state.
Ben Zobrist – Career
Zobrist played baseball in his high school years. After graduation, he had plans to attend Calvary Bible College when his high school coach encouraged him to spend $50 to participate in an annual summer event.
He played in the showcase and impressed by his performance was offered to college baseball at Olivet Nazarene University. There he pitched and also played at shortstop and second base.
In 2002, he was named to both the all-CCAC and All-Region VII First Teams, and received NAIA Honorable Mention All-America status. Following year, Ben Zobrist was named Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, first team All-Region VII, and first-team NAIA All-America.
In 2003, Ben Zobrist played for Wisconsin Woodchucks and was voted the team MVP. In 2004 Major League Baseball (MBL) draft, he was selected in the sixth round by Houston Astros. On July 12, 2006, he was traded to Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays.
With the rays, Zobrist made his MBL debut on August 1, 2006. On April 23, 2010, he signed a contract with Tampa Bay Devil Rays through the 2013 season, with a team option for 2014 and 2015, a deal potentially worth $30 million.
Ben Zobrist played for the team until the 2014 season. On January 10, 2015, he was to the Oakland Athletics. The same year in April, it was revealed that he had torn medial meniscus in his left knee that required surgery and would be out of games for 4–6 weeks.
On July 28, 2015, Ben Zobrist was once again traded, this time to Kansas City Royals. After playing 59 games in the regular season for Kansas City, he signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on December 8, 2015.
Ben Zobrist – Awards, Nominations
Zobrist has been named All-Star in 2009, 2013.
In his career, he has played in three World Series winning the last two. The winning made him a two-time World Series champion in consecutive seasons of 2015 with the Royals and 2016 with the Cubs.
Ben Zobrist – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth and annual salary of Zobrist is estimated to be around $30 million and $10 million respectively.
Ben Zobrist – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Ben Zobrist is followed by over a million followers but is absent from Facebook.
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