Cleveland Indians second baseman, Jason Kipnis, who bats left-handed and throws right-handed grew up in the northern Chicago suburb of Northbrook which is located 15 miles away from the Chicago Cubs’ ballpark. Just like several enthusiastic baseball fans who grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, the young Jason always dreamt of playing for the Cubs in the World Series at Wrigley Field. Moreover, as he grew up in a family of raving Cub fans, where rooting for the Cubs was all they had ever known, he just couldn’t wait to wear the Cubs’ T-shirt.
But the reality was the reverse of his childhood dream, he ended up joining the Cleveland Indians and making his major league baseball debut for the Indians in 2011 and ever since, he has been with them his entire professional career period. For the right-handed thrower, playing professional baseball in the World Series at Wrigley Field was like fulfilling his childhood dreams, but the difference was that in reality, he was wearing the Indians jersey instead of a Cubs jersey. Jason Kipnis called it a rare experience to be playing in a World Series at home against his own hometown club – the Chicago Cubs, but he consoled himself with the notion that it is his job and a man has to do what a man has to do even though his entire hometown was cheering against him.
Jason Kipnis: Family, Parents, Married, Wife, Girlfriend
A closer look at the Kipnis family will reveal that they are devout Catholics although Jason identifies as a Jew because of his father’s Jewish ancestry. The professional American baseball player was born as the youngest child of Mark and Kay Kipnis and was brought up in Northbrook, Illinois.
Jason Kipnis has two elder brothers Todd and Blair and an older sister named Amanda who was popular as a softball player at the University of Maryland.
According to Jason, his family is a close-knit one, ready to stick out their necks for one another. The famous baseball player described his family as a loving one and has mentioned that he loves his parents to death and cannot do without them. He demonstrated his immense love for his family by giving up his rookie signing bonus of $575,000 to his parents; it was a show of gratitude for Jason who wanted to do whatever he could for his family.
As family loyalties go, the Kipnis family members who were formally raving fans of the Chicago cubs, made a U-turn to the Indians just because of Jason, during the match between the Indians and the Cubs, Jason’s mum was seen sporting her son’s 2015 All-Star Game jersey, while his dad wore a white Tribe uniform with his surname inscribed on it. It was not a matter of home team loyalty anymore; they were rooting for their son and his team to win the day.
The famed baseball player is currently in a relationship with 5 feet 10 inches tall fitness expert – Samantha Korb, who also works as a nutrition specialist, personal trainer and a bikini competitor.
Height And Weight
The sportsman’s height is listed as 1.80m while his weight is 86kg. This simply means Jason Kipnis is in excellent shape, which is to be expected considering he is a professional athlete and has to remain in optimum shape in order to perform well and continue to make his team proud.
Salary & Net Worth
The second baseman of the Cleveland Indians’ salary and net worth is believed to have appreciated by 23% over the years. His current net worth is estimated at $23.5 million which he accumulated from his annual income of $8.1 million, his past contract and deals which include a six-year deal worth $52.5 million which the second baseman signed with his current club the Indians and his other endorsements.
It appears that the professional baseball player is one that loves to diversify his source of income because sources have revealed that apart from his career income, the right-handed thrower has made other personal investments to the tune of $11.3 Million. A closer look at how the baseball star spends his income has shown that he is a fan of luxury cars. He has spent not less than $2.1 Million USD in the purchase of seven luxury cars which include Rolls Royce, Bentley and Jaguar. The records have also revealed that Jason Kipnis is the proud owner of his residence in Illinois which he acquired in 2016 at the value of 1.3 million.