Barry Zito Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Barry William Zito was born on 13 May 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, to mother Roberta, a musician who sang in the choral group The Merry Young Souls and with Nat King Cole, and father Joe Zito, who arranged music for Nat King Cole in the 60s and for the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. He is a former professional baseball pitcher, best known for playing in Major League Baseball(MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.

A famous pitcher, how rich is Barry Zito? Sources state that Zito has acquired a net worth of over $50 million, as of mid-2016. He established his fortune during his baseball career.

Barry Zito Net Worth $50 Million

Zito began playing baseball at an early age, and by his teens he already excelled in pitching. He matriculated from the University of San Diego High School, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Pierce College, and the University of Southern California, establishing remarkable results and earning numerous honors in baseball.

Although Zito was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1996 MLB draft, and by the Texas Rangers in 1998, he refused to sign with both teams. Instead, he went for the Oakland Athletics when they selected him as the ninth pick in the first round of the 1999 MLB draft, signing for a $1.59 million bonus. His net worth boosted.

Zito started with Oakland’s Class-A team, the Visalia Oaks, was later promoted to the AA Midland RockHounds, and then got a start for the Triple-A Vancouver Canadians. His 1999 record was a remarkable 19-5.

He began the 2000 season with the Sacramento River Cats, the new home of the team’s AAA affiliate, and made his major league debut with the Athletics in mid-2000, finishing fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year Award voting. He finished the 2001 season with an 11-1 record, and the following one with 23-11, winning the Cy Young Award. The next two seasons were less successful for Zito, his records being 14–12 in 2003 and 11–11 in 2004. In 2005 he became the team’s Opening Day starter, eventually finishing fifth in the AL. In 2006, his last year with the Athletics, Zito made the All-Star team after posting a 15–1 record.

As his seventh season with the Athletics ended, Zito signed a seven-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, which at $126 million plus bonuses, etc, was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher, and which significantly intensified Zito’s wealth. He made an excellent start with the Giants, achieving great success in the first three seasons. However, although he helped the team to win its first championship since 1954, he was left off the post-season roster in 2010. The following season he suffered a leg injury, which caused him to miss most of the games. However, he returned in 2012, finishing with a 15–8 record, and helping the team to their second World Series title in the team’s history by going 2–0 with a 1.69 ERA in three post-season starts. However, the 2013 season didn’t see much success for Zito, as he finished it with a 5–11 record with a 5.74 ERA in 30 games. The Giants subsequently declined Zito’s 2014 option, and bought it out for $7 million – he became a free agent.

After a one-year break, the pitcher signed a minor league contract to return to the Athletics and was assigned to the AAA Nashville Sounds, finishing the season with an 8–7 record with a 3.46 ERA and 91 strikeouts. He was then taken back by the Athletics, being placed on the major league roster. After receiving a standing ovation from the fans in a match-up against the Giants, arranged as a tribute to the A’s “Big Three” of the early 2000s – Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder, the pitcher announced his retirement from baseball.

Aside from baseball, Zito has also done some acting. In 2003 he appeared in the CBS television series “JAG”, playing a US Navy petty officer playing baseball.

In his private life, Zito has been married to former Miss Missouri Amber Seyer since 2011, and they have one child together. Zito has been involved in philanthropy, particularly as the founder of the charity called Strikeouts For Troops, a non-profit organization providing help to injured US troops and their families.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 13, 1978
Birth place: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lbs (93 kg)
Profession:Former professional baseball pitcher (MLB for Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants)
Education:University of California, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Pierce College, University of Southern California,
Nationality:American
Spouse:Amber Seyer (m. 2011)
Children:Miss Missouri Amber Seyer
Parents:Joe Zito, Roberta Zito
Awards:All-Star (2002 (2002), 2003, 2006), World Series champion (2012), AL Cy Young Award (2002), ML Hutch Award, ML Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2012)
Nominations:AL wins leader (2002), Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year (2002), First-Team College All-American (1999), Triple-A All-Star (2000)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Signed a 7 year, 126 million dollar contract to pitch for the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club through the 2007-2013 seasons. [December 2006]
2Cousin of Conor Duffy and Padraic Duffy.
3Founded "Strikeouts For Troops" in 2005, a national program designed to help wounded military and their families. Strikeouts For Troops provides funds to help to make the recovery time for an injured solider a little easier and also assists with travel and housing expenses for their families.
4When playing baseball, he throws and bats left. But he's actually right-handed, which he uses for eating, playing the guitar and anything that requires dexterity.
5Made his Major League Baseball debut on July 22, 2000.
6He has appeared as a wooden soldier in the Oakland Ballet's performance of "The Nutcracker". He also did voice over for the animated film Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002).
7As part of a team ritual for rookies, he was forced to wear a wedding dress. He admitted later he kind of liked it.
8Once dated Susie Mora, a member of Mexico's Women's World Cup Squad.
9When on the road, he always has his fuchsia satin pillow and stuffed animals to sleep with.
10Given the choice, says he would prefer to play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix than pitch a perfect game. He has a mini-recording studio in his bedroom, and takes music lessons in the off-season.
11Is a self taught guitar player, and sometimes plays along with his sister's band, "The Sally Zito Project".
12Won the Cy Young Award in 2002 with a 23-5 record and a 2.75 era.
13His uncle is actor Patrick Duffy. Patrick is married to Barry's mother's sister.


Quotes

#Quote
1Everyone focuses on the earthly state, but how cool might death be? I believe in spiritual rebirth, and I can't wait to experience that.
2There's something to be said about the 'dumb jock' -- his intelligence doesn't get in the way. I think I'm more aware, so I fight more battles.
3I view my pitching on how confident I was out there, period. And if I lose that confidence, I can become a prisoner of my own mind.
4There's a part of me that wants to go streak and run outside and jump around and go swim in the ocean and do everything. The other part of me wants to bear down and repeat this kind of performance next year and in the years to come.
5I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.
6I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them.


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Filmography

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants2011TV Series documentary original music - 9 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
JAG2003TV SeriesP. O. Crawford
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Thousand Words2012/Iwriter: "Butterflies"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 World Series2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself - San Francisco Giants Pitcher
Sunday Night Baseball2002-2012TV SeriesHimself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher / Himself - San Francisco Giants Pitcher
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 American League Championship Series2006TV SeriesHimself - Oakland Athletics Pitcher
2006 MLB All-Star Game2006TV SpecialHimself
Girlfriends2006TV SeriesHimself
Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Chris Isaak Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 MLB All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher: Oakland Athletics
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2003TV SeriesHimself
Arli$$2002TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHimself
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher: Oakland Athletics

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself

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