James Dansby Swanson was born in Kennesaw, Georgia, on February 11, 1994. His parents were both collegiate athletes at Troy University, with his mother Nancy playing basketball and tennis and his father playing baseball and serving as an assistant coach.
Swanson grew up outside of Atlanta and was a lifelong admirer of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB), frequently attending games at Turner Field.
He was a two-sport varsity player at Marietta High School in Georgia, where he was a member of both the baseball and basketball teams.
Swanson scored 14 points per game as a senior for the Marietta Blue Devils basketball team, shooting 44 percent from three-point range.
He concluded his three-year varsity basketball career with 165 three-point goals, garnering him the moniker “Three-point Swanson.”
The Braves won the NL East for the fourth time in a row on September 30, 2021, with a 5–3 victory against the Phillies. Swanson played a key role in that process, with two doubles, a home run, and five RBI in the last six games before the Braves won the World Series.
Swanson’s defensive talents were on show against the Brewers in the 2021 NLDS: in Game 3, he held Milwaukee scoreless twice, first by preventing runners from advancing on Lorenzo Cain’s groundout and then by converting an eighth-inning double play to retire Jace Peterson and Willy Adames.
How Much Does Dansby Swanson Make?
Dansby Swanson currently earns $10,100,000 annually.