|Celebrated Name:||Ben Zobrist or Zorilla|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Benjamin Thomas Zobrist|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Date:||26th May 1981|
|Birth Place:||Eureka, Illinois, USA|
|Height:||6 feet 3 inches (191cm)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Blaise Royal Zobrist, Kruse Allegra Zobrist and Zion Benjamin Zobrist)|
|Is Ben Zobrist Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Former professional baseball second baseman and outfielder|
|Salary:||$14 Million per year|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$60 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Ben Zobrist, also known as Zorilla, is a former professional baseball second baseman and outfielder. He is most commonly known for playing for the Tampa Bay Devils/Rays, Oakland Athletics , Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs.
Zobrist was a tremendous player who definitely earned the respect of the fans and his peers both in and outside the team. Let us take a dive into the interesting life and career of former baseball player, Ben Zobrist.
Maybe you know about Ben Zobrist very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Ben Zobrist’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Zobrist was born on the 26th of May 1981, in Eureka, Illinois to Cynthia and Tom Zobrist. His father was a senior pastor of Liberty Bible Church in Eureka. Ben grew up a solid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Zobrist started playing baseball at the tender age of 8. Together with his friends, they built a wiffle ball field behind his house. He attended Eureka High School and graduated in 1999. At the end of his time in high school, Zobrist thought that his life of playing baseball was over because no scout or recruiter approached him.
He planned to attend the Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri but was encouraged by his coach to spend $50 to participate in an annual summer event which showcased seniors in Peoria, Illinois. After going to the event, he was offered to play college baseball at Olivet Nazarene University. He transferred to the Dallas Baptist University for his senior year where he played shortstop.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 26 May 1981, Ben Zobrist is 42 years old as of today’s date 5th December 2023. His height is 191 cm tall, and weight is 95 Kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
Ben Zobrist was married to JuliannaZobrist and had three children together; Blaise Royal Zobrist, Kruse Allegra Zobrist and Zion Benjamin Zobrist. In May 2019, Ben filed for separation in Tennessee on the same day that Julianna filed for divorce in Illinois. The marital problems were so bad that Ben had to take a break from the 2019 MLB season.
In June 2021, Ben filed a lawsuit against Byron Yawn, a pastor, in which he accused him of defrauding Zobrist’s charity of millions of dollars. The lawsuit also mentioned that the pastor was involved romantically with his wife, Julianna.
Ben is a former counsellor for Camp of Champions USA, a Christian summer day camp in central Illinois. He speaks at various church events and credits most of his success to God.
Zobrist started off playing for the Twin City Stars of the Central Illinois Collegiate League in 2002 and then in Wausau, Wisconsin for Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Summer Collegiate Northwoods League in 2003. In the 2004 MLB draft, Ben was drafted by the Houston Astros as a shortstop in the sixth round. In 2006, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 12th, 2006, where he also played as a shortstop.
In 2006 and 2007, Ben struggled with swinging the bat but after paying a visit to a batting coach, Zobrist’s game improved immensely which was evident in 2008.
On January 10th, 2015, Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics together with his teammate, Yunel Escobar. On the opening day of the Athletics, he hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury on his left knee that kept him out for 4-6 weeks.
He was traded to the Kansas City Royals in October 2015 where he played 59 games in the regular season. He joined the Chicago Cubs in December of that year where he was reunited with his former manager at the Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon.
Ben officially retired on the 6th of March, 2020.
Awards & Achievements
Here are some of the awards and achievements by Ben Zobrist:
- 3-time All Star in 2009, 2013 and 2016.
- 2-time World Series champion in 2015 and 2016.
- World Series MVP of 2016.
Net Worth & Salary of Ben Zobrist in 2023
Zobrist is a former MLB second baseman and outfielder. He did play for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals and the Chicago Cubs. As many of you already know, most of the MLB players are really well paid, Zobrist being one of them.
As per reports, the former athlete was bringing home around $14 Million per year when he was active. This kind of salary plus bonuses and other investments have earned him an estimated net worth of $60 Million as of December 2023.
Ben Zobrist has had a hall of fame career in the MLB and has been an inspiration to many other aspiring baseball players. Not only is he a good baseball player, he is also a good human being in general. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.