Joey Gallo is an American professional baseball left fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Texas Rangers.
Gallo received his high school education at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a senior, he was named the High School Baseball Player of the Year by MaxPreps, ESPNHS, and USA Today. He also won the Nevada Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year award.
He finished his career with 67 home runs, which set a new record for career home runs in Nevada high schools, and he hit 21 home runs and 80 RBIs in 114 at-bats during his final year of high school, giving him a batting average of.509 and a total of 80 runs batted in.
Gallo put his intentions to attend Louisiana State University (LSU) and play college baseball for the LSU Tigers in writing by signing a National Letter of Intent.
In the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, the Rangers picked Gallo, and he made his debut in Major League Baseball with the Rangers in 2015.
He was chosen to participate in the MLB All-Star Game in both 2019 and 2021, and he won the Gold Glove Award in both 2020 and 2021. In 2021, the Rangers parted ways with Gallo and moved him to the Yankees.
Joey Gallo Parents: Meet Tony Gallo and Laura Gallo
Professional left infielder Joey Gallo was born to his parents Tony Gallo and Lauro Gallo.
Tony Gallo’s parents came to the United States from Italy and settled in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst in the borough of Brooklyn. In 1974, he was a member of the GCL Expos and played in three games.
His mother, Laura (née Giordano), was born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, although she was reared in Bensonhurst, New York, just a few blocks away from where his father was born and raised.