Casey Close

Casey Close

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Casey close is a former college and professional baseball player. Casey Close played for minor league and he is a sports agent representing Major League baseball players like Derrek Lee, Ben Sheets, Josh Hamiliton, Eric Miltion, and Richie Sexson. He was right-handed Batsman and throws from the right hand throughout his career. He is also one of the richest serving agents in the world.

Early life and Childhood

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Caption: Casey Close with his family, (Sources: Salary and Net Worth)

Casey Close an American baseball player and sports agent (56 years old) was born on October 21, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio. There is no information about his parents and siblings.  His Ethnicity has not been known yet.

Education

Casey Close studied at Worthington High school. Then he attends the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. He served for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986. In his first year, he helps to defeat Stanford to advance in the final four in College World Series.  Later as a senior, he won a batting triple crown and selected as a captain in a Big Ten Conference.

Professional Life

Casey is an American sports agent and professional college and professional baseball player. Casey Close played for Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986. As a freshman, he helps to defeat Stanford and advance to the final four in the world college series. Close was drafted by New York Yankees in the Seventh round of 1986 MBL Draft.

He had played the minor baseball league for several teams like Oneonta Yankees (1986), Albany Colonie Yankees (1987-1988), Columbus Clippers (1988) and Calgary Cannons (1989-1990) He has his best season in Calgary where he played 95 games with a batting average of .330 with .523 slugging percentage, 38 extra-base hits, and 56 RBIs.

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Caption: Casey Close with baseball player Derek Jester (Sources: Gettyimages.com)

As an agent, he is one of the successful and richest baseball agents representing some of the famous major league baseball players. He represents Derek Jester and has since been his agent throughout his career. In January 2007, Ryan Howard hired close as his agent after winning the 2006 National League MVP award.

Close has been involved in mega deal likes A five year, $125 million contract extension for Ryan Howard in 2010, 10 year $189 million deals for Jester in 2000 which was all-time second-richest contract in baseball history and 3 year$51 million deal for a jester in 2010, 5 years $65 million deals for Derrek Lee in 2006 and 6 year $17 million deal for Drew Henson in 2000. In February 2011, he announced that he was leaving CAA.

April 2011 he announced he would be starting the baseball division of Excel Sports Management. Close and his Company Excel Sports Management negotiated $700 million in baseball contracts.

Awards, Records and Nominations

Casey won the batting triple crown is 1986 in Big Ten Conference as a Megan team Captain. As well as he also won All American Player of the Year, Baseball National American Player of the Year, and Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. Casey also holds the University of Maegan’s career record of home runs (46) and scored (190). He ranked second in all-time with 229 games played. All-time third Run battled with185 RBIs and All-time fourth batting average of .373. Later he was inductees as 2011 University of Michigan Hall of Honor.

Net Worth

Casey has an estimated Net Worth of around $1.2billion. Although he has earned around 64.7 million in the year 2017. Because for representing some of the top players in a major baseball league. Due to his high wages and number of his high profile player, his net worth is easily in multimillion but his exact net worth is yet to be known. His primary sources of earning are a baseball player.

Personal life

Close married to 1989 Mrs. America Gretchen Carlson and anchor of “The real story with Gretchen Carlson” on a fox news channel on October 4, 1997, in a secret ceremony. Casey and his wife live-in Greenwich, Connecticut with two children name daughter Kaia and son Christian.

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Caption: Casey Close posing with his wife (Source: The New York Times)

Scandal

Casey has not been in any rumors and controversy. However, the man likes to keep away from the controversy and like to keep his life private. There have not been any rumors around his name in the past also. He is a very professional person.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Casey Close has a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) and a weight of 84 kg (187.393 lbs). He has well maintained a slim body. Well, to enhance his feature he has brown eyes and blond grey hair.

Casey Close is not active in social media. Although his high profile, he doesn’t seem to use any of the social media accounts.