Scooter Gennett - Biography
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2020
|Nick Name:||Scooter, Dal3|
|Best Known For:||Cincinnati Reds, MBL|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Born on :||May 1, 1990 (age 31)|
|Birth Name /
|Ryan Joseph Gennett|
|Birth Place:||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
|Father's Name:||Joe Gennett|
|Mother's Name:||Tina Gennett|
Kristen LaRoche (Sister)
|High School:||Sarasota High School|
|Married Date:||April 9, 2015|
|Wife's Name:||Kelsey Gennett|
|Height:||1.77 meter (5 feet 10 inch)|
|Weight:||84 kg (185.19 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
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Who is Scooter Gennett?
Scooter Gennett is a baseball player by profession and American by nationality. He is currently the second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB) and had played for Milwaukee Brewers.
Scooter Gennett – Age, Parents, Siblings
Scooter Gennett’s birth took place on May 1, 1990, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was born as Ryan Joseph Gennett to father Joe Gennett and mother Tina Gennett. His father was a scout with the Astros. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a sister named Kristen LaRoche.
young Scooter Gennett with his mother (Instagram)
The family moved from Cincinnati to Florida so that Scooter Gennett could play baseball year-round. He attended Sarasota High School from which he graduated in 2009.
His ethnicity is Caucasian.
How Scooter Gennett got his nickname?
Gennett got the nickname Scooter at a young age with an incident with the police. As a child, he removed his seat-belt while traveling in the car which angered his mother. So she took him to a police station to attempt to scare him into keeping the seat-belt on.
When the policeman asked his name, he had replied Scooter. His mother then asked him 'Where did you come up with that?' to which he had replied 'The Muppets'. The show Muppet Babies has a character Scooter and Gennett has been using the name ever since.
Scooter Gennett – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Gennett married his longtime girlfriend Kelsey on April 9, 2015 in a cave where there used to be a brewery. They had first met while students at their high school and had begun dating since 2007. They had gotten engaged over Thanksgiving in 2014.
He and his wife have not welcomed any children nor have they announced their pregnancy. The couple is living happily without any rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.
Scooter Gennett – Career
Scooter Gennett began his professional career in 2009. In the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th round. For the 2012 All-Star Futures Game, he played for Milwaukee Brewers.
His major league debut was in 2013 against Oakland Athletics. On December 3, 2016, he and Brewers signed a one-year, $2.525 million contract for 2017.
But on March 28, 2017, Scooter Gennett was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. On On June 6, 2017, he hit a career-high, record-tying four home runs including a grand slam, making him the 17th player in MLB history and first in Reds history to hit four home runs in a game.
And on August 14, 2017, Gennett hit his 20th home run of the year’s season. Batting .326 with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs, he was named to 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and finished the season with 23 home runs, 92 RBIs, and a .310.
Aside from baseball, he was nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award for his work with the campaign K Poverty which aims to end poverty in the Dominican Republic.
Scooter Gennett – Net Worth, Salary
Scooter Gennett’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million. On January 11, 2019, he had signed a 1 year $9.775 million contract with Cincinnati Reds.
Scooter Gennett – Social Media
On social media, he is active on Instagram and Twitter but is absent from Facebook. On social media, he loves to share posts of his game, family, and friends.
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