Johnny Damon, born November 5, 1973, is an actor, former professional baseball outfielder, and reality television star. He is known for starring in “Fever Pitch” and appearing in “The Bros.” He had a fantastic baseball career and was one of the highest-paid baseball players in his prime. He has appeared on several reality television shows like “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Tanked,” “M.T.V. Cribs,” and “Below Deck Mediterranean.” Damon has had a fine career, and we are happy to celebrate his special day here.
Johnny David Damon had a reputation for being an extremely effective baseball hitter. He had keen bat control in his prime and got more hits than other players except for Ichiro. Damon was born on November 5, 1973, in Fort Riley of Geary and Riley counties, Kansas. He has Thai, Croatian, and Irish ancestry. His parents are Yome Damon and Jimmy Damon. Damon’s father served in the Army, and that means the family had to move often. After his father left the Army, the family settled in Orlando, Florida.
He played baseball in the South Orange Little League and the Walker Jr. High baseball team as a child. Later, he attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, where he was rated the top high school prospect in the country by “Baseball America.” He also played football and athletics in high school. Coincidentally, he played against Warren Sapp in a high school football game, and the latter gave him the first concussion of his life.
The Kansas City Royals drafted Damon in 1992 but sent him to the minor leagues. He made his Major League Baseball debut with them in 1995 and remained with the team till 2001 when he moved to Oakland Athletics. He spent a season there and headed to Boston Red Sox in 2002. Damon’s journey with the Boston Red Sox was profitable, as he helped win the World Series in 2004 while setting many personal records. He left the Boston Red Sox in December 2005 to join the New York Yankees. He spent the next three years with them and won the second World Series of his career. He left the Yankees in 2010 for the Detroit Tigers. He played his final M.L.B. game for the Cleveland Indians in 2012.
Johnny Damon plays his first M.L.B. game with the Kansas City Royals.
After playing for the Kansas City Royals in the M.L.B. for five years, Damon leaves for the Oakland Athletics.
Damon joins the Boston Red Sox from Oakland Athletics.
Damon helps break the 86-year Red Sox "Curse of the Bambino" by winning the World Series.
Damon plays his final game with the Cleveland Indians and retires.
Why We Love Johnny Damon
Damon advocates for injured service workers
Johnny Damon supports the Wounded Warrior Project, which raises funds for injured servicemen and women. He cares deeply about the welfare of these people who have served the public in their prime.
He loves to help others
Damon set up the Johnny Damon Foundation to help the less privileged members of society. He also participates in fundraiser events championed by other people.
Damon spreads happiness
Damon and his wife started a Christmas caroling challenge to spread music, laughter, and good energy during the holidays. He surprised a few houses with no idea he was coming, and they were happy with the pleasant surprise.
5 Surprising Facts
Damon owns a beverage line
Johnny Damon owns A-Game, a line of sports drinks.
His favorite tequila brand
Damon is a big fan of Tequila Avion and says the drink is responsible for the conception of his fifth daughter.
He has a favorite tree
Damon loves the outdoors, and his favorite tree is the Yellow Tabebuia.
Damon's favorite past time
Damon enjoys playing Golf with his wife while his children tag along.
Damon's favorite teammate
Damon's favorite teammates over his career are Jermaine Dye, Mike Sweeney, and Jason Giambi.
Johnny Damon FAQs
Does Johnny Damon have a son?
Yes, Damon has a son. His son’s name is Jackson.
Who is Johnny Damon's former wife?
Damon’s former wife is Angela Vannice. She was his high school sweetheart.
How many kids do Johnny Damon and his wife have?
Damon and his wife have six children together. They have five daughters and a son.
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