Andre Ethier Biography
Andre Ethier (/ˈiːθiər/) is an American former professional baseball outfielder who was born on April 10, 1982, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. From 2006 to 2017, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is second all-time in post-season appearances as a Dodger with 51.
Ethier was drafted in the second round (62nd pick overall) of the 2003 MLB draft, and played in the major leagues from 2006 through 2017, all for the Dodgers. Career highlights include All-Star selections in 2010 and 2011, a Silver Slugger Award in 2009, and a Gold Glove Award in 2011.
Primarily a right fielder throughout his career, Ethier also filled in at left field and center field for the Dodgers. He had only 58 at bats in the 2016 and 2017 regular seasons, combined due to leg and back injuries. In his his 12 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ethier wore Jersey number 16.
Andre Ethier Family
Andre Ethier was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 10, 1982. He is one of seven children born to Byron Ethier and Priscilla Ethier. Ethier has three brothers – Adam, Devon and Steven, and three sisters – Catherine, Belinda and Shaye. His father Byron of a mixed background of French Canadian and Cherokee cultures while his mother Priscilla is Mexican American.
Pierre “Pete” Ethier, his grandfather, played professional minor league baseball, reaching as high as the AAA level. Andre Ethier’s father, Byron Ethier, was also a baseball player and was coached under legend Gary Ward at Yavapai JC; he went as far as winning a JC national title while playing there. One of his three brothers, Devon, also played baseball at Gateway Community College and was drafted by the Dodgers in the 32nd round of the 2010 MLB draft.
Andre Ethier Wife
Andre Ethier met his wife, Maggie Germaine, a former ASU gymnast, while attending Arizona State University (ASU). She set school records while at ASU with a total of nine perfect 10.0 scores. They got married in 2006 and have 3 sons and 1 daughter. Ethier and his wife were honored on October 17-18 2014, as the first husband-wife inductees in the Arizona State Sports Hall of Fame.
Ethier and his family live in The Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. He is Catholic and attends Mass regularly and his wife Maggie is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She takes the kids to church. Ethier is a fan of Korean food.
Andre Ethier Age
Ethier was born on April 10, 1982, Phoenix, Arizona, to Byron Ethier and Priscilla Ethier as one of their seven children. He is 37 years old as of 2019.
Andre Ethier Net Worth
Andre Ethier is an American professional baseball player who was born in Phoenix, Arizona in April 1982. He has an estimated net worth of $58 million.
Andre Ethier Height
Andre stands at a towering height of 6 ft 2 inches and weighs 95 kg. Furthermore, he has brown eyes and black hair.
Andre Ethier Dodgers
Andre Ethier was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Milton Bradley and Antonio Perez on December 13, 2005. He hit a double and drew a walk in his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 2, 2006, against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his home state of Arizona. Ethier also hit his first home run the next night against Dewon Brazelton of the San Diego Padres.
Andre Ethier had a breakout game on May 19, 2006, going 5-for-5 with four runs scored as he raised his batting average from .222 to .317. He remained hot throughout the summer and was named National League Player of the Week for the week ending July 9. Ethier’s average peaked at .354 before a late slump dropped it to .308 at season’s end. Ethier finished fifth in voting even though he had been an early front-runner for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
2017 became the second straight year that Ethier was injured during spring training. This time he came down with a herniated disc in his back and again began the season on the disabled list. Ethier did not rejoin the Dodgers active roster until September 1. In 34 at bats, he batted .235/.316/.441.
Ethier was used as a pinch hitter primarily in the playoffs. Andre Ethier appeared in his 50th career post-season game in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series, a new Dodgers franchise record. He became a free agent for the first time in his career when the Dodgers declined their 2018 option, after the end of the season.
Ethier announced he would retire, hours later, he refuted the original announcement, and remained unsigned. He officially announced his retirement on July 25, 2018, and the Dodgers announced that he would have a retirement ceremony on August 3 prior to the game against the Houston Astros.