Sep 19, 2023
Who are Harrison Bader’s parents?
BASEBALL player Harrison Bader has been a center fielder for the New York Yankees since 2022. Away from the field, the 29-year-old MLB athlete is often found spending time with his parents and younger
BASEBALL player Harrison Bader has been a center fielder for the New York Yankees since 2022.
Away from the field, the 29-year-old MLB athlete is often found spending time with his parents and younger sister.
Harrison Bader was born in Bronxville, New York, on June 3, 1994.
He is the eldest child and only son of Janice and Louis Bader - a lawyer for Verizon. Bader also has a younger sister, Sasha.
He got his love for baseball from his father - who has always been a Yankees fan - and often practiced with him during his free time growing up.
According to the New York Post: "When Harrison was a boy, his father would return from his Verizon job in the evenings, grab a bucket of 30 baseballs and drive around in search of an open field in Eastchester, Yonkers or The Bronx.
"Harrison wore a helmet and his old man stood 35 feet away and threw to him, before dodging the lethal liners coming back his way. Sometimes Louis intentionally hit his son with pitches (below the shoulders, of course) to prepare him for higher-velocity impact in competition..."
After playing for the Eastchester Little League, Bader attended Horace Mann School in the Bronx and then went on to play baseball for the Gators at the University of Florida.
Harrison Bader is a professional baseball player who has been with the New York Yankees as a center fielder since 2022.
Before his time in the Big Apple, Bader played for the St. Louis Cardinals for seven years.
The athlete was first drafted into the MLB by the Missouri-based team back in 2015, however, he didn't make his official debut on the field until 2017.
In 2021, Bader won a Gold Glove Award - an honor given to "the best defenders at each position in each league," as per MLB.
On August 29, 2023, the Yankees placed Bader on an irrevocable waiver - giving the team a chance to claim him and have him on their roster by Friday, according to the New York Post.
If claimed within the 48-hour waiver period, Bader would be eligible for the Yankees' postseason roster.
“I’ll just be by my phone,” Bader told YES Network after the Yankees’ 4-2 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park on Tuesday.
“But listen, it is what it is. Regardless of the situation, you get an opportunity to play baseball, especially in the big leagues, you never take that for granted.”