Casey Close is an American Sports agent who is also a former professional baseball player, Popular for playing with the New York Yankees. He also plays baseball during his college years for the Michigan Wolverine baseball team.
Casey Close was born on October 21, 1963, in Columbus Ohio, US. He holds American nationality but his ethnicity is unknown.
The information regarding his parents and siblings are not available.
Close went to Worthington High School. After completing high school, he attended the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship.
Close has a height of 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs around 84kg. He has a brown color eye with blonde grey hair.
Close Casey is a married person. His wife’s name is Gretchen Carlson who is a former Miss America who got select in 1989 and has her show The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson, on the Fox News Channel. They got married on October 4, 1997.
The couple is blessed with two children named Kaia ( daughter) and Christian ( Son).
Casey is not active on social media. He does not have any social accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Talking about his career, He started playing baseball for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986. Close holds the University of Michigan career records for home runs (46) and runs scored (190), and his .869 slugging percentage in 1986 is a single-season record among Michigan baseball players.
After completing a college career, Case Close was drafted in the 1986 MLB Draft. He got picked by the New York Yankees in the seventh round of the draft. Casey had played the minor baseball league for several teams like Oneonta Yankees, Albany Colonie Yankee, Columbus Clippers and Calgary Cannons.
One of his best seasons in professional baseball remains the 1989 season when he appeared in 95 games for Calgary. He ended the season with .330 batting, .503 slugging percentage, 38 extra-base hits, and 56 RBIs.
In 1992, he became part of the baseball division associate with IMG. He became the representative of Derek Jeter and continue to be his agent throughout his Major League Career in 1993. Close left IMG and joined the Creative Artists Agency.
Moreover, in January 2007, Ryan Howardhired close as his agent after winning the 2006 National League MVP award. Casey also represented other players including Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Ben Sheets, Michael Cuddyer, Josh Hamilton, Eric Milton, Kenny Lofton, and Richie Sexson.
In February 2011, he announced that he was leaving the Creative Artists Agency. In April 2011 he announced he would be starting the baseball division of Excel Sports Management.
He has an estimated net worth of around $64.7 million.