Every fan of the bat-and-ball game, baseball should know who Joe Maddon is. The American as at the time of this report is managing the Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs. But that’s definitely not where his career began. Before he got to manage the cubs, the man proved his worth as a coach with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as a manager at Tampa Bay Rays.
With the Tampa Bay Rays, he won the 2008 American League pennant. After this, his next big accomplishment was getting himself named as the National League Manager of the Year 2015. This was after he propelled the Cubs to the National League Championship Series.
The next year (2016) would see him lead the team in its historic triumph against the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs since 1908, received its first World Series title and everyone agreed that Joe is an amazing manager.
Joe Maddon’s Bio (Age)
The Chicago Cubs manager was born as Joseph John Maddon Jr. His date of birth was on the 8th day of February 1954. It was documented that his place of birth was in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
From what we gathered, Joe’s family surname was initially Maddonini. It was Joe Sr. his Italian Father who decided that the family abandon “Maddonini” for “Maddon”. While Joe Sr. who passed on in 2002 worked as a plumber, it is said that Joe’s mom who’s of Polish descent was working as a waitress.
Joe’s interest in sporting activities was quite obvious when he was still a lad, as he grew older, his passion for the sports increased and ultimately saw him playing both football and baseball at Easton, Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College.
Bent on being a sportsman, he got himself signed as a free agent with California Angels and featured as a catcher for the side in Minor League Baseball. Following his ordinary performance in four seasons, Joe gave up on being a baseball player and opted for building a coaching and managerial career in the sport.
Family – Wife, Children, and Grand Daughter
Joe Maddon isn’t one of those popular figures you’d crack up hell to know a thing or two about their family, the tale of his love life is available for whoever cares to gain knowledge of it. As far as Joe Maddon’s marital status is concerned, it is common knowledge that the professional baseball manager was once married to Betty Maddon. It is believed that the marriage between Joe and Betty which kicked off in 1981, ended in 1999.
While the reason the union came to an end cannot be authenticated, it has been widely assumed that it has everything to do with Joe falling in love with his present wife, Jaye Sousoures while still being married to Betty. Though we cannot confirm this assumption, we can validate that the Joe-Betty marriage was gifted with two children. A daughter they named Sarah and a son, Joseph Maddon III.
Sarah and Joseph have made it possible for Joe to be a granddad. The former got married to Theo Bystry and they have so far, given birth to 3 of the baseball manager’s grandchildren (Tyler, Tre, and Carson). The latter’s partner is Natalie Maddon and the two are parents to the remaining two of Joe’s grandkids, Coral and Giuseppe.
Joe Maddon is very fond of his children’s children and has on several occasions, shared pictures of his granddaughters on social media platforms. Sometime in 2014, he shared a picture of Coral on twitter with a message that read: “How about my granddaughter Coral starting her modeling career!”
Joe married his current wife Jaye in 1995 at Seal Beach’s Rossmoore Athletic Club in California. When they met, Jaye like Joe, was married. It is said that she was an accountant and a mother of two. They remained friends for almost half a decade until their marriages ended. Without any marital commitment, it was easy for the friendship to metamorphose into a romantic affair, culminating in an engagement and eventually saw the two become life partners in 2008.
Joe Maddon’s Height, How Tall Is He?
Perhaps you are one of those who have had an argument about how tall Joe Maddon is; well here is the fact about that. The Chicago Cub manager is 5′ 11″ (180cm) tall. The height is perfect for his body weight of 86kg (190 lb)