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George Springer is a professional baseball player currently with the Houston Astros of the MLB where he plays the position of an outfielder. As an outfielder, he has played both in right field as well as center field. Springer is also a skilled right-handed thrower and batter.
The professional baseballer was drafted by the Astros in the first round of the 2011 MLB, right out of college. He began in the minor league before he was eventually promoted to the major league in 2014. Springer has so far won several awards and gained recommendations. In 2017 alone, he won the Silver Slugger Award, became an MLB All-Star, and a World Series champion. He also emerged as the World Series Most Valuable Player of the year.
The Fact About George Springer’s Ethnicity
The Houston Astros outfielder is one of the biggest names in American professional baseball. He has received multiple awards and honors in recognition of his talent and has led his team to steal the World Series title. Because of this, a lot of people are interested in knowing the most trivial things about him.
Born in New Britain, Connecticut, George Springer claims American nationality. He has traced his ethnicity to Hispanic and Latino. He is of Panamanian and Puerto Rican descent on his paternal and maternal side respectively. Despite growing up in America, Springer is deeply connected to his roots and proud of his cultural identity. He speaks Spanish as fluently as he does English and has helped many of his Astros teammates with their command of the language as well.
Who Are The Parents of The Baseball Player?
Springer is one of three children born to George Springer II and Laura Springer. Both of his parents used to be athletes, which is probably where he got his talent and love for sports. His father was a college football player at the University of Connecticut, as well as a baseballer in the Little League World Series. However, he chose to pursue a career as a lawyer instead of becoming a pro athlete.
Springer’s grandfather also had a great love for the game of baseball. He immigrated to America from Panama at 17 to chase his dream of playing professionally. He spent four years as a pitcher at what was formerly known as the Teachers College of Connecticut until an arm injury put an end to his aspirations. He then began coaching and teaching.
It was George Springer’s father who first noticed his son’s love for baseball, as such he built him a batting cage in their backyard so he could practice. His father was his first coach; he practiced with him regularly and took him to as many minor league games as they could afford.
His mother, Laura Springer, is a former gymnast who competed for the University of Connecticut Huskies, during the time she studied there.
Are His Siblings Also Athletically Inclined?
The Astros leader has two older sisters named Nicole and Lena, who also inherited the Springer family’s inclination for sports.
Both sisters are outstanding softball players. Nicole played softball at Central Connecticut State and later went on to coach at Southern Connecticut State University. Lena was a pitcher for Buckeyes, the softball team at Ohio State University. She is currently serving as an assistant coach at Delaware State. The Springer sisters also played for Puerto Rico’s national softball team.
Meet The Wife of George Springer
George Springer is married to the lovely Charlise Castro, who is also an athlete. She was the captain of Kingston High School’s softball team, where she played as a first base and catcher. She also played volleyball and basketball, earning All-American honors in all three.
In college, Charlise was a star softball player, putting up impressive stats and racking up accolades such as American East Conference Player of the Year, Triple Crown, and Division I scholarship. She was also called up to join the Puerto Rican national team and compete in the Olympics. She had the opportunity to pursue a professional career, but she chose to follow her passion for health and fitness instead.
Charlise has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Albany, and a master’s in Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose, so there are plenty of professional opportunities that she could explore. However, she is currently pursuing a career as a personal trainer and health and fitness expert. She blogs about healthy lifestyle on her website, as well as her social media pages, where she has earned a loyal following.
It is not clear when exactly George and Charlise Castro began dating, but they got engaged in December 2016 after the Major Leaguer popped the question while they were vacationing at the San Jose Del Cabo beach resort in Mexico. They headed to the altar in January 2018. The couple said “I do” in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony which took place in California, at the Resort at Pelican Hill. The wedding was attended by their friends, family, colleagues, and sports dignitaries from all over the country.
At the moment, George Springer and his wife are happily enjoying married life and have not expressed any desire to bring children into the mix anytime soon.