Kurt Suzuki is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, and Washington Nationals.
After the Texas Rangers acquired seldom-used catcher Adam Melhuse, Suzuki was called up to the main leagues on June 9, 2007, and made his major league debut three days later as a pinch hitter against the Houston Astros.
Suzuki’s first career grand slam came in the second inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners on September 10, 2007.
Suzuki was the team’s primary catcher in 2008, while Rob Bowen was the team’s backup. Suzuki made 18 starts in the first 20 games of the regular season. In 148 games, he batted.279 for the season.
Suzuki had a career-high 15 home runs and 88 RBIs in 2009, and he slugged .297. 274 points in 147 games Only the second catcher in franchise history, Suzuki had the most RBIs for the A’s.
Jack Cust was second on the club in home runs and runs scored, but he had 156 hits, 37 doubles, and 240 total bases. A four-year contract deal for an estimated $16.25 million was signed by Suzuki on July 23rd, 2010 with the Oakland Athletics.
Suzuki had a.242 batting average, 13 home runs, and 71 RBIs at the end of the 2010 season. He had a.237 batting average with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs in the next season.
Kurt Suzuki Parents: Meet Warren Suzuki and Kathleen Suzuki
Professional baseball catcher Kurt Suzuki was born to his parents Warren Suzuki and Kathleen Suzuki. Wailuku, Maui, is Warren’s home base. For the time being, he and Kathleen, his better half, have been married for several decades and are still very much in love.
Two children, a son, Kurt, and a daughter, Keri Ann, have been born to them. Warren survived kidney cancer. He overcame it, and he feels obligated to tell others about it. The “Suzuki Family Foundation” counts him among its ranks.