American professional baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Adam Wainwright was born in Brunswick, Georgia, to real estate agent Nancy Wainwright and attorney Bill Wainwright.
When he was seven years old, his parents split and his father relocated to Florida, leaving only Wainwright’s mother to raise him and his elder brother Trey, who is now an attorney in Atlanta.
Wainwright credited Trey, his seven-year-old brother, with teaching him all he knows about sports after his father passed away, including building a pitcher’s mound in their backyard to teach him how to throw.
Wainwright was also involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and various religious organizations as a child, and he was a big Atlanta Braves fan.
He also attended Glynn Academy in his hometown of Brunswick, where he excelled in both athletics and academics.
Wainwright was a multi-sport athlete who played football and was named to the All-State squad as a wide receiver his junior and senior years, as well as All-Region accolades as a placekicker.
With a fastball that can reach 90 mph and a hitting average that can reach.500, Wainwright’s future would be in baseball, and he was voted Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year in 2000.
Colleges and institutions, notably Georgia Tech, expressed strong interest in him, offering both academic and baseball scholarships.
How Old Is Adam Wainwright?
Adam is currently 40 years old.