Gabe Kapler is a popular American former professional baseball player. Currently, Gabe Kapler is the manager of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Gabe Kapler was born Gabriel Stefan Kapler on 31st July 1975. He stepped into this world in Hollywood, California, United States. By this, he is currently 46 years old and American by nationality. Similarly, his sun sigh as of his birth date is Leo and he is a follower of Christianity.
Moving on to his family, he was born to Michael Kapler, his father, and Judy Kapler, his mother. His father is a classical pianist who writes music and teaches piano. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York. His mother, who is originally from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, works as an early childhood educator in a Jewish preschool. He was hit by a car when he was eight years old and required counseling to conquer his phobia of crossing the street. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley’s middle-class Reseda, where he was the shortest player on his Reseda Little League team.
In terms of his academic standing. Kapler went to Woodland Hills, California’s William Howard Taft Charter High School. For the baseball team, he played shortstop, second base, and third base. He never hit a home run in four years of high school baseball. He also attended Cal State-Fullerton on a scholarship for one semester in the fall of 1993, before transferring to Moorpark College in the fall of 1994. In 2008, he was named to the Moorpark College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Professional Life and Career
Gabe’s MLB ambition came realized when he was picked by the Detroit Tigers in the 1995 MLB Draft. In addition, he was given a $10,000 signing bonus. During his four seasons in the Minor Leagues, the MILB player participated in Double-A Southern League All-Star Games and was chosen to the All-Star squad. USA Today, Baseball Weekly, and The Sporting News all named him Minor League Player of the Year. On September 20, 1998, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Tigers. In two seasons with the club, he hit a career-high eighteen home runs.
Gabe has also played for the Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Boston Red Sox, among other teams. His most famous accomplishment was guiding the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series victory. In 2005, Kapler was a member of the Yomiuri Giants, a Japanese team. However, he was unable to record many victories and was forced to return to MLB.
Despite announcing his retirement on December 12, 2006, the MLB star returned for the 2008 season. In addition, he has played for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays. However, Kapler was forced to retire once more due to injuries to his right hip flexor and right ankle. On August 14, 2010, he played his final game with the Rays.
In 2007, the athlete handled Greenville Drive for a short time. As a result, after retiring from playing, he contemplated managing as a career option. During the 2018 season, the baseball coach made his MLB managing debut with the Philadelphia Phillies. He guided the squad to their best.500 record since 2012. Despite his outstanding success, Kapler was dismissed by the Philadelphia Phillies after two seasons in October 2019. In the same year, Joe Girardi was named the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.
In November 2019, the baseball manager was hired as the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Similarly, in his debut season, he led the team to a third-place finish in the National League East. Gabe also led the Giants to win more games in 2021 than any other MLB team. In addition, in each of his seasons, he has not been expelled. As a consequence, he has been selected the National League Manager of the Year for 2021 by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and Sporting News. The team’s first NL West triumph since 2012 was led by the manager. As a result, his contract with the Giants has been extended until 2024.
Gabe has made a pretty handful amount of money from his baseball career. According to the net worth sites, he has an approximate net worth of $16 million US dollars as of 2022.
Talking of his personal life, Gabe is a divorced guy. Previously, he was in a married relationship with her ex-wife Lisa Jansen. The former couple met each other in his senior year of high school. They stayed in a romantic relationship for 7 years and then married in the year 1999. After being together for 14 years, they divorced for personal reasons. They had two sons together named Chase Ty and Dane Rio.
Body Measurements and Social Media
In terms of bodily dimensions, the famous baseball player is of average height and weight. He is also 6 feet 2 inches tall (1.88 meters) and weighs 86 kg. Furthermore, he is now half-bald, with a few dark brown hairs and grey eyes. Similarly, he has over 51.9k Instagram followers and over 66.6k Twitter followers.