Facts About Nick Markakis
|Celebrated Name||Nick Markakis|
|Age||39 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Nicholas William Markakis|
|Place Of Birth||Glen Cove, New York|
|Siblings||Dennis, Greg and Michael|
|College / University||Young Harris College|
|Awards||3× Gold Glove Award and more|
|Children||Taylor (2009), Tucjer (2010) and Toby (2013)|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Baseball Career|
|Height||6 ft or 1.85 m|
|Weight||210 lbs or 95 Kg|
|Body Measurement||44-34-18 in (chest-waist-bicep)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Current Team||Retired (Previously Atlanta Braves)|
Nick Markakis is an American-Greek former professional baseball player whose playing position is a right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 15 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves. He was originally drafted in 2001 by the Cincinnati Reds, from Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Georgia, but did not sign. He was the Orioles' first-round draft pick, seventh overall in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft, and made his MLB debut with the team in 2006. He is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, and he won a Silver Slugger Award and was named an MLB All-Star in 2018. He was also named Georgia Junior College Player of the Year twice during his career at Young Harris College. Markakis retired prior to the start of the 2021 season. His shirt number is #22.
What is Nick Markakis Famous For?
- Being a former professional baseball right fielder.
- Playing in Major League Baseball for 15 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves.
What Ethnicity is Nick Markakis?
Nick Markakis was born on 17th November 1983 with the birth name of Nicholas William Markakis. He is from Glen Cove, New York, the USA but later he moved to Woodstock, Georgia, when his family. He was born to his father, Dennis, and his mother, Mary Lou. He also has three siblings namely; Dennis, Greg, and Michael. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed as he is of Greek and German descent. He follows the Christianity religion and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. He celebrated his 38th birthday as of 2021.
About his education, he attended Young Harris College, where he played college baseball for the Young Harris Mountain Lions baseball team. He played as both an outfielder and a pitcher, hitting .439 with 21 home runs and 92 runs batted in (RBIs), while also garnering a 12–0 win-loss record as a pitcher with one save and a 1.68 earned run average in 15 games. In August 2003, he played for the Greek national baseball team in the European National Championships, winning a silver medal with Team Greece. In 2004, he played for the Greek national baseball team in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Nick Markakis Career Timeline and Retirement
- Nick was the Orioles' first-round draft pick, seventh overall in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.
- He spent his first year with the Aberdeen IronBirds and then the Delmarva Shorebirds in 2004, where he hit .299 with 11 homers and led the team with 64 RBIs despite missing the last month of the season playing for Greece in the Olympics.
- He started his 2005 season with the Frederick Keys and was named the top Orioles prospect by Baseball America. Further, he won the Carolina/California League All-Star Game Home Run Derby and followed that up by being named MVP of the All-Star game after hitting two homers.
- He began his first spring training with the Orioles in 2006. He made his major league debut on April 3, 2006, against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
- He finished his rookie season with a .291 average, 16 homers, 62 RBIs, and 2 stolen bases.
- He began the 2007 season as the starting right fielder and finished the season with a .300 average, 23 home runs, 112 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.
- His contract was automatically renewed for another year at the baseline value of $455,000 at the end of the season.
- He began the 2008 season as the team's #3 hitter and starting right fielder and finished the season in the top 10 in the American League in AVG, OBP, OPS, games played, runs, hits, doubles, bases on balls, *OPS+, and RC (runs created).
- Next, he signed a 6-year, $66.1 million extensions through 2014 on January 22, 2009, and finished the season with a .293 average, 18 home runs, 45 doubles (7th in the majors), 101 RBIs, 94 runs, and 6 stolen bases, in addition to being 4th in the majors with 14 outfield assists.
- He finished the 2010 season with a .297 average, recording 45 doubles (fifth in the majors), 60 RBIs, 79 runs, and seven stolen bases.
- He faced surgery to remove part of the hamate bone in his right wrist and was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on June 1, 2012. Later, he suffered a fractured thumb due to which he missed the rest of the season.
- He had a career-low in batting average (.271) and home runs (10), along with 59 runs batted in which was also far below his 162-game average of 81 in the 2013 campaign.
- On 3rd December 2014, he agreed to a four-year $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves.
- In 2016, he rebounded offensively from his first season with Atlanta despite hitting a career-low .269. He hit 13 home runs and drove in 89 RBIs, his most since 2009.
- He finished the 2017 season with a .275 batting average, 76 RBIs, 163 hits, and eight home runs.
- He scored his 1,000th career run on June 1, 2018, against the Washington Nationals.
- Further, he signed a one-year contract with the Braves for the 2019 season worth $4 million, with a $6 million club option for 2020, and a $2 million buyout in case the Braves decline the option after the 2018 season. Later, the Braves' declined Markakis' contract option in November 2019, instead of agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2020 season, worth $4 million.
- He was placed on the injured list on August 18, due to potential exposure to COVID-19 while not with the team.
- He was reactivated on August 25. In 2020 he batted .254 (a career-low)/.312/.392 with 15 runs, one home run, and 15 RBIs in 130 at-bats.
- On 12th March 2021, prior to the start of the 2021 season, he announced his retirement after 15 years in the MLB.
Awards and Achievements
- All-Star (2018)
- 3× Gold Glove Award (2011, 2014, 2018)
- Silver Slugger Award (2018)
Who is Nick Markakis Wife?
Nick Markakis is a married man to his beautiful wife, Christina Dutko in 2008. He became the brother-in-law of Ryan Flaherty when the latter married Christina's sister Ashley in 2016. Markakis and his wife have three sons namely Taylor (2009), Tucjer (2010), and Toby (2013). Today, the couple live year-round in Monkton, Maryland, where Markakis purchased a home during the 2008 season. He also owns a house in Waynesville, North Carolina. His sexual orientation is straight.
His activities involve 'Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer', Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the Home Run Challenge. The Right Side Foundation was started by Markakis and his wife Christina on May 28, 2009. The foundation was created to help distressed children, whether they are disadvantaged, sick, lonely, or grieving, throughout Maryland.
Nick Markakis Net Worth: How much is his annual salary?
Nick Markakis is a former pro baseball player who played Right fielder for the Atlanta Braves. As of 2022, the net worth of Nick is estimated to have $40 Million as per sources. Back then, he was under a four (2015-18) year contract worth a total of $44 million. He is currently earning an annual salary of approximately $11 million per year. Over the years, Markakis earned $300,000 in 2006, $400,000 in 2007, $3 million in 2008, $3 million in 2009, $7 million in 2010, $11 million in 2011, $12 million in 2012, $15 million in 2013, $15 million in 2014, $11 million in 2015, $11 million in 2016, $11 million in 2017, and $11 million in 2018. His main source of wealth is his baseball career. He is living a lavish lifestyle as of today.
What is Nick Markakis Height and Weight?
Nick Markakis is a handsome baseballer. He stands at the tall height of 6 feet or 1.85 m and his weight consist of 210 lbs or 95 Kg. His chest size is 44 inches, his waist size is 34 inches and his biceps size is 18 inches. He has also inked tattoos on his left hand and right arm. His hair color is dark brown and his eye color is also the same. His shoe size is 15 US.
Trivias About Nick Markakis You Need To Know.
- Nick made his major league debut 3 April 2006.
- He was inducted into the Young Harris College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013 (inaugural class).
- He was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the first round (7th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft.
- He played as right fielder with the Baltimore Orioles (2006-2014) and Atlanta Braves (2015-2021).
- He is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, and he won a Silver Slugger Award and was named an MLB All-Star in 2018.