James McCann is an American baseball player who plays in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers as a Catcher. He made the draft in 2008 before making his debut in the league in 2014. Since then, he has not only remained an important player for the Tigers, but he has also contributed to the success of the United States national baseball team. Here’s all you need to know about him.
James Mccann Bio
He was born James Thomas McCann on June 13, 1990, in Santa Barbara, California, in the United States. It was there that he was brought up by his parents, Carla McCann and Jim McCann.
Before his birth, his parents had lost an earlier child which was born before its time – stillbirth. When his mom took in with him, she was told again that the survival chances for her son were very little, and even if it got to make it, the chances were very high that it would have developmental challenges. Being strong Christians, his parents remained hopeful as they kept praying and watching what Carla McCann ate as she got enough rest. Months later, James McCann was born healthy.
As soon as he was 4 years old, his mother that began teaching him the sport for which he would come to be very popular. She also drove him to every game and tournament.
As a student, he had his education from the Dos Pueblos High School and from there, he proceeded to the University of Arkansas. In both his high school and college, he played well, helping him to get selected by the Detroit Tigers at the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
He started his career properly with the Gulf Coast Tigers in the Gulf Coast League and later moved to the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Midwest League. James was promoted to the Lakeland Tigers where he played in the Florida State League. He would round up his minor league appearance after playing for the Erie SeaWolves and Toledo Mud Hens.
His Major League Baseball career started in 2014 when he made a debut for the Detroit Tigers with which he would remain until 2018 when he signed a one-year deal worth over $2 million with the team.
Apart from playing in his team, James has also played for the United States baseball team in the Pan American Games 2011 Guadalajara. He won the silver medal at the tournament with the team. He also represented the States at the 2011 Baseball World Cup, where the team ended in the 4th place.
His Brother and Wife
The Detroit Tigers player has a brother who is the only sibling he was brought up with. There is, however, not much that is known about him. But then, there are many that have come to think that his brother is Brian McCann who also plays in the MLB for the Houston Astros. Brian on his part has an older brother, Brad, who got selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 Major League Baseball draft but didn’t get to make it to the major league.
Looking at his relationship timeline, James is married to Jessica McCann, formerly known as Jessica Cox. She is a graduate of the Western Kentucky University. The two became man and wife in 2014 and since then, they have remained very close to each other and highly religious.
The couple has been blessed with a set of twins – Christian Thomas and Kane Timothy McCann who were born in December 2017. The birth of the twins which came two months before it was due did not come without its challenges as it was considered a high risk. Fortunately, it all went well as the kids left the hospital in the last week of January 2018. He now lives with his wife and kids in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
James Mccann has a very good height that will place him above many others and an athletic build. He has a height that measures 6 feet 2 inches and a body weight of 210 lbs. There is no information in the public domain that has been provided for his general body measurements but as pointed out, he has a good build that would help him succeed in many other sports if he had chosen to.