Kurtis Kiyoshi Suzuki is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels (MLB). He played for the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Washington Nationals in the past.
Suzuki played college baseball at Cal State Fullerton, where he won the College World Series, the Johnny Bench Award, and the Brooks Wallace Award in 2004.
Suzuki was drafted in the second round of the MLB draft that year, and he made his MLB debut in 2007.
In 2014, as a member of the Twins, he was chosen an MLB All-Star after hitting .288 for the first time in his career. Suzuki won both the College World Series and the MLB World Series in 2019, catching for the Nationals in their World Series victory.
Suzuki was born in Wailuku, Hawaii, to Warren and Kathleen Suzuki, and graduated from Henry Perrine Baldwin High School in 2001.
Suzuki was coached by Hawaiian MLB scout Walter Isamu Komatsubara when he was a kid. As a senior at Baldwin, he had a.328 hitting average.
Suzuki was a member of the Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball team while attending California State University, Fullerton.
Suzuki’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Titans a 3–2 win over the Texas Longhorns, and Suzuki’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave them the 2004 College World Series championship.
Meet Kai Suzuki and Malia Suzuki
Kai Suzuki, also known as Kainoah, was born on November 4, 2013. He is the eldest son. Kai attends his father’s games with his siblings on a daily basis.
On April 28, 2011, Malia was born. Malia Suzuki is the Suzuki family’s firstborn child and only daughter. Kurt took some time off after Malia was born to be closer to her and Renee.
He was able to hold his daughter shortly after she was born. Malia’s parents are currently keeping a low profile when it comes to their daughter’s life.