Jeremy Giambi Biography
Jeremy Giambi was an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox, from 1998 through 2003. He also played in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox organizations.
He was perhaps best known for being tagged out on the Derek Jeter “flip play” in Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and A’s. Jeremy did not slide and was tagged out by Jorge Posada, keeping the Yankees, who lost the first two games of the series, ahead 1-0. The Yankees held on to win the game and went on to win the ALDS and reach the World Series.
Jeremy was born in San Jose, California and attended South Hills High in West Covina before starring on the Cal State Fullerton team that won the 1995 College World Series. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Kansas City Royals in 1996. He made his MLB debut for Kansas City on September 1, 1998.
The A’s acquired Jeremy in a trade before the 2000 season. He was a highly productive member of that A’s team, which won 102 regular-season games, batting .283/.391/.450 with 12 home runs and 57 RBIs. Giambi was a member of the 2002 Oakland team whose season was chronicled by author Michael Lewis in the 2003 bestseller “Moneyball,” before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in May of that year for utilityman John Mabry. He finished the 2002 season having accumulated 20 home runs.
The former outfielder hit 52 home runs with 209 RBIs and had a slash line of .263/.377/.430 in 510 career games. He was portrayed by Nick Porrazzo in the 2011 film “Moneyball,” the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book about the analytical Billy Beane Athletics which starred Brad Pitt.
Jeremy Giambi Age
Jeremy was born on September 30, 1974, in San Jose, California. He died on February 9, 2022, in Claremont, California. He was 47 years old.
Jeremy Giambi Wife
Was Jeremy Giambi married? He was married to his wife Naia Giambi.
Jeremy Giambi Family
He was the younger brother of former MLB player Jason Giambi. The Giambi brothers were teammates on the Oakland Athletics for two seasons from 2000-01. Jason was the American League Most Valued Player in 2000. He played for the Athletics from 1995-2001, as well as for the New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, and the Cleveland Indians.
Jeremy Giambi Death
Former Oakland Athletics player Jeremy Giambi died at the age of 47, according to an announcement by the club via Twitter. He was found dead at his parents’ home in Claremont, California, on February 9, 2022, according to a spokesperson for the Claremont Police Department.
“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a member of our Green and Gold family, Jeremy Giambi,” the Athletics wrote on Twitter. “We offer our condolences to Jeanne, Jason, and his family and friends.”
Jeremy Giambi Cause of Death
A cause of death was not immediately provided. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death, police Lt. Robert Ewing told The Associated Press.
Jeremy Giambi Suicide
Did Jeremy Giambi die by suicide? The ex-MLB player died by suicide, according to TMZ citing Law enforcement sources. Officers responding around 11:30 a.m. PT to reports of a medical emergency found Giambi dead at his parents’ home in Claremont, east of Los Angeles, police Lt. Robert Ewing told The Associated Press.
Jeremy Giambi Net Worth
Jeremy had an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Jeremy Giambi Drugs
In March 2005, Jeremy admitted to having used anabolic steroids. He told the Kansas City Star that he knowingly used steroids during his playing career, becoming one of the first notable major leaguers to make the admission. Transcripts of testimony showed that Jason and Jeremy admitted to taking performance-enhancing substances to a federal grand jury during the BALCO proceedings in December of 2003.