Maximilian Kepler-Róycki is a professional baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. He is German-American. In 2015, he made his MLB debut.
He was a member of the Bundesliga’s Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg before joining the Twins. He bats and throws with his left hand.
He holds the record for most home runs hit by a German-born player in a career.
Kepler was born in the German city of Berlin. Kathy Kepler and Marek Róycki, his parents, were both professional ballet dancers who met while performing in the same Berlin ballet company.
His father is from Poland, while his mother is from San Antonio, Texas. He only has one sibling.
Kepler began playing baseball at the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin when he was six years old. He was offered a scholarship to the Steffi Graf Tennis Foundation when he was seven years old, but he chose baseball instead.
In 2008, Kepler attended John F. Kennedy School and the St. Emmeram Academy in Regensburg, where he received more baseball training than the average American adolescent.
He played baseball with Buchbinder Legionäre Regensburg of the Bundesliga, Germany’s best baseball league, and association football for Hertha BSC.
What Does Max Kepler’s Tattoo Mean?
On Twin Max Kepler’s upper right arm, he has a “030” tattoo that represents the dialing code for Berlin, Germany.