Brad Penny Bio

(former professional baseball pitcher)

Relationship Statistics of Brad Penny

What is Brad Penny marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Brad Penny get married ? (married date):August 01, 2013
Is Brad Penny having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Brad Penny gay ?: No
Who is Brad Penny wife ? (name):Kaci Cook

More about the relationship

Brad Penny is a married man. He is married to Kaci Cook. The couple exchanged wedding vows on August 1, 2013, in Hawaii. Cook is a former Oklahoma City Thunder dancer.

The couple started dating in 2012 and became engaged in January 2013. They don’t have any children from their marriage so far.

Regarding his previous relationship, he was in a relationship with Karina Smirnoff who is a professional dancer. They were dating since October 2009 and even got engaged after a year of dating. However, their engagement ended in December 2011 after they broke up.

Who is Brad Penny?

Brad Penny is an American former hard-throwing right-handed baseball pitcher who is famous for winning the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003 and the San Francisco Giants in 2012.

He has also played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Maimi Marlins. Likewise, he is also famous for being an All-Star in 2006 and 2007. He has played for other teams like  Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers, and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Brad Penny – Age, Parents, Family, Childhood, Education

Brad Penny was born as Bradley Wayne Penny on May 24, 1978, in Oklahoma, US. His current age is 41. There is no information about his parents or siblings yet.

Regarding his education, he attended Broken Arrow Senior High School where he was an All-State selection and Frontier Conference Pitcher of the Year.

Brad Penny – Professional Life, Career

Penny was very good at baseball since high school. In 1996, he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 5th round of the Major League Baseball draft. On June 4, 1996, he was then signed to the Diamondbacks. He was then sent to the Arizona Summer League. His remarkable performance earned him the fourth spot in the league in ERA(2.36) and was also named Arizona’s Organizational Pitcher of the Month in August.

In 1998, representing the High Desert Mavericks, he was named to Baseball America’s first team Minor League All-Stars, California League Most Valuable Player, Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year, the California League Pitcher of the Year and also the “A” Level Player of the Year. The following year, he was transferred to the Florida Marlins from El Pasco Diablos in exchange for relief pitcher Matt Mantei.

His first major league appearance was on April 7, 2000, where he played against the Colorado Rockies. Penny was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 30, 2004. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious arm injury during the first inning of his second start. He then returned in September but again injured himself after three innings in his first start off the DL. He returned to the Dodgers on April 24, 2005, in which he performed a solid season.

Penny then played in many other teams. He was transferred to the Marlins in 2001, Hee-Seop Choi in 2004, Boston Red Sox in 2009,  San Francisco Giants in 2009,  Detroit Tigers in 2011 and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2012. He then played minor league from 2012 to 2015 when he announced his retirement.

Trivia

  • In 2006, he made a record of the fastest fastball of all NL starters by averaging 93.9 miles per hour.
  • Penny recorded his 100th career win on June 17, 2009, against the Florida Marlins.
  • His first All-Star team appearance was in 2006 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Brad Penny – Net Worth, Salary

Brad Penny has an estimated net worth pf around $20 million with an annual salary of $500,000. Most of his income comes from being a baseball star. His salary throughout his baseball career are listed below:

  • On June 12, 2005, Penny signed a three-year contract extension worth a guaranteed $25 million.
  • Penny signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox with a base salary of $5M on January 9, 2009.
  • On August 31, 2009, Penny signed with the San Francisco Giants after clearing waivers with the pro-rated remnant of a $400k MLB minimum salary.
  • Penny signed to a one-year $3 million contract with the Detroit Tigers on January 18, 2011.
  • On February 5, 2012, Penny agreed to a one-year $3 million contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.

Rumors and Controversies

Being a baseball player, there have been many rumors of his transfer.

During his time in the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2012, he claimed that he injured his elbow and was asked to be removed from the game. However, the result of the two MRI exams he took both was negative. Then he was termed as a ‘huge disappointment’ and a local newspaper reported that signing Penny was “the worst decision in franchise history.

Body Measurements – Height, Weight

Brad Penny is a tall guy with a height of 6 feet and 3 inches and he weighs 104 kg. Moreover, he has black hair with brown eyes.

Social Media – Twitter

He has a twitter account with 18.5K followers. However, he is nor active on other media like Facebook or Instagram.

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