Brad Penny is an American Baseball Player who is a large, hard-throwing right-handed pitcher. Brad Penny was able to win a World Series in the year 2003 and the year 2012. Likewise, he also was an All-Star in the years 2006 and 2007.
Table of Biography
Birth Facts and Education
Brad Penny was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, USA, on May 24, 1978. He is 43 years old and is under the astrological sign, Gemini. He holds American nationality and his real name is Bradley Wayne Penny.
The name and information regarding Brad’s parents are not available at the moment. Similarly, information related to his other family members such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, relatives, and any others is also not available until now. Brad is very secretive and a private person regarding his personal and family life.
Regarding Brad’s educational background, he attended and graduated from Broken Arrow Senior High. In that college, he was an All-State selection and Frontier Conference Pitcher of the Year.
Career and Professional Life
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Brad Penny in the 5th round of the 1996 MLB draft and then went on to sign with them in June of the year 1996. He then immediately went to the Arizona Summer League. There, he ranked fourth in the league in ERA and became Arizona’s Organizational Pitcher of the Month in August. Then in the year 1998, he was able to become Baseball America’s first team Minor League All-Stars, the California League Pitcher of the Year. California League Most Valuable Player, Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year, and “A” Level Player of the Year.
Likewise, he began the El Paso Diablos at the Diamondbacks Double-A level in the year 1999. Likewise, after a good spring, he was able to make the Marlins starting rotation in the year 2000. He even made his first MLB appearance in the same year and ranked a high number even though being a rookie. During the same time, his ERA rose from the previous season. Then, again in the year 2003, he was able to bounce bounced back and finish the 2003 campaign with 14 wins for the Marlins.
He traded along with Hee-Seop Choi and pitched prospect, Bill Murphy, to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Guillermo Mota, Juan Encarnación, and Paul Lo Duca in the year 2004. Sadly, in the first inning of his second start with the Dodgers, he suffered a serious arm injury and went on the disabled list and he returned in September, only to promptly reinjure himself after three innings in his first start off the DL.
More About Career
Brad Penny was able to sign a three-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $25 million and a team option for the 2009 season. Hoston Astron manager Phil Garner named him as the National League’s starting pitcher in the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. During his game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he was credited with striking out Chad Tracy. He also was able to record three more strikeouts to complete the four-striking inning. Likewise, Penny also was able to throw the fastest fastball of all NL starters in 2006, averaging 93.9 miles per hour.
Moreover, Brad had a strong start to 2007 that continued throughout the season. He was able to win a lot of games and even have some first records. He also was selected to the All-Star Game for a second consecutive year. Apart from being a hard-throwing pitcher, he was able to develop into a good hitting pitcher since being traded to the Dodgers. In January 2009, he was able to sign a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox with a base salary of $5M.
Brad Penny agreed to many other contracts and was able to play various games and even win a lot of them. He even went against many other teams or groups and won some whereas lost some. He also was able to gain a few titles during all of his games against those teams.
Brad Penny started dating professional dancer Karina Smirnoff in October of the year 2009. They even engaged in October 2010. However, their engagement ended in December 2011. He then went on to date former Oklahoma City Thunder dancer Kaci Cook. They engaged in January 2013, and tied the knot on August 1, 2013, in Hawaii. The couple also has two daughters and a son together. Penny has shared a lot of pictures of them on his social accounts.
Brad Penny has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and his weight is 104 Kg but his other body measurements are not available as of now. However, Penny has light brown hair and green eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Brad Penny is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “bradpenny” and has garnered 4.7K followers until now. Likewise, he owns his Twitter account under the name “BradPenny” and has mustered 17.3K followers on it.
According to celebritynetworth, Brad Penny has a net worth of $20 million and his main income source is his baseball career. Also, he most definitely has other income sources as well.