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Jacoby Ellsbury
Jacoby Ellsbury (17140443212).jpg
Ellsbury with the Yankees in 2015
New York Yankees – No. 22
Center fielder
Born: (1983-09-11) September 11, 1983 (age 32)
Madras, Oregon
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 30, 2007 for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
(through September 27, 2015)
Batting average .289
Hits 1,132
Home runs 88
Runs batted in 416
Stolen bases 301
Career highlights and awards

Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (/əˈkbi/ jə-KOH-bee; born September 11, 1983) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2007 through 2013, and joined the Yankees before the 2014 season.

Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted next as 23rd overall by the Red Sox in the 2005, after playing college baseball for three years at Oregon State University. Ellsbury is the only Red Sox player in history to be a member of the 30–30 club. In 2011, Ellsbury also won the Gold Glove Award, the Silver Slugger Award, and was the American League MVP runner-up to Justin Verlander.[1]

Ellsbury is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes;[2] Ellsbury's mother, Margie, is full-blooded Navajo[3] and his father is of English and German descent.[4] Ellsbury is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the major leagues.[5] As of 2008, he was one of three active non-Hispanic Native American players in Major League Baseball, along with Kyle Lohse and Joba Chamberlain.[6]

Early life[edit]

Ellsbury was born on September 11, 1983, to Jim and Margie Ellsbury, and is the oldest of four children. His mother is a Navajo Native American, a descendant from 19th-century tribal leader Ganado Mucho. Her father Franklin McCabe was a silversmith and her mother a traditional rug weaver.[3] The Ellsburys lived on a reservation until they moved to Madras, Oregon, when the boy was in kindergarten. He was raised in the Mormon religion.[7]

In Little League, Ellsbury often played with teammates up to three years older than he.[citation needed] At Madras High School, he lettered in five sports.[7] In his senior year in baseball, he hit .537 with 65 stolen bases. In basketball, he averaged 23.6 points and 4.4 blocks per game. He finished his football career with nine interceptions and six kickoff returns for touchdowns. He went to Oregon State University where he was a Baseball America first-team All-American and Pac-10 Conference Co-Player of the year, with Trevor Crowe. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Minor leagues[edit]

Ellsbury began his professional career on July 14, 2005, with the Lowell Spinners in the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League. On September 7, he tied a Lowell team record with three stolen bases in a single game. Ellsbury finished the season batting .317, with 23 stolen bases in 35 games.[9]

Ellsbury began the 2006 season ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the Red Sox' organization according to Baseball America.[10] He started the season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. On July 3, he tied a Wilmington franchise record by stealing four bases in a game.[11] After batting .299 with 25 steals in 61 games and being named to the 2006 Carolina League All-Star team, Ellsbury was promoted to the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League on July 12.[12] Soon after his promotion to Portland, Ellsbury was named Eastern League Player of the Week for August 6–13, after batting .400 along with a home run, and hitting safely in seven straight games.[13] Ellsbury finished the season in Portland batting .308 with 16 steals in 50 games and the Red Sox selected him as their Minor League Defensive Player of the Year and Base Runner of the Year.[14] They assigned him to the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League (AFL), an off-season developmental league for top prospects. In the AFL, Ellsbury hit .276 in 25 games, and his defensive skills were enough to earn him a spot in the AFL Rising Stars All-Star game.[15]

Ellsbury participated in the Red Sox' 2007 spring training camp in Fort Myers, Florida, as a non-roster invitee and was assigned to the minor league camp on March 9.[16] He was rated the best prospect in the Red Sox' organization[17] and the 33rd-best prospect in baseball for 2007 by Baseball America,[18] while Sports Illustrated ranked Ellsbury as the 43rd-best prospect.[19] Ellsbury began the 2007 season as the starting center fielder for the Sea Dogs and was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Class AAA International League on May 4 after batting .452 in 17 games at Portland, and being named the Eastern League Player of the Month for April.[20] He was chosen to play in the 2007 All-Star Futures Game as part of the MLB All-Star festivities at AT&T Park in San Francisco.[21] On August 24, Ellsbury set a new consecutive-game hitting streak record for Pawtucket with 25, besting the consecutive-game mark of 19 previously shared by Dave Stapleton and Dave Berg[22]

Ellsbury finished the season with 33 stolen bases for Pawtucket, which tied him for second in the International League with Darnell McDonald of the Rochester Red Wings, and one behind league leader Bernie Castro of the Columbus Clippers. Although Castro had 34 steals in 118 games, and McDonald had 33 steals in 134 games, Ellsbury's 33 steals came in 87 games.[9] For the second consecutive season, the Red Sox selected him as their minor league Defensive Player of the Year and Baserunner of the Year.[23]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Ellsbury leading off first against the Baltimore Orioles.


After Coco Crisp was injured, the Red Sox purchased Ellsbury's contract and he received a call-up on June 30, 2007, where he made his MLB debut in center field and hit ninth against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park[24] wearing number 46. He recorded his first major league hit, an infield single off of Robinson Tejeda, in the bottom of the third inning of that game. His first career stolen base came off pitcher Brandon McCarthy and catcher Gerald Laird of the Rangers on July 2. He also scored from second base in that game on a wild pitch.[5][25] Johnny Pesky described the play as "the greatest single play I've ever seen in all my years in baseball".[26] He was optioned back to Pawtucket on July 5 after serving in six games for the Red Sox.[27]

On August 17, the Red Sox recalled Ellsbury from Pawtucket for the second game of a doubleheader, where he led off and played center field.[28] He was optioned back to Pawtucket after the game.[29] When major league rosters expanded to 40 players on September 1, he was a September call-up by the Red Sox.[30] On September 2, he hit his first major league home run, a solo shot which landed in the Red Sox bullpen, in the bottom of the fourth inning run off Daniel Cabrera of the Baltimore Orioles.[31] A September 2007 article in The New York Times described him as a "cult hero" who brings "speed, improved defense, and unbridled enthusiasm."[32] Ellsbury was named MLB's American League Rookie of the Month for September 2007.[33] With fewer than 130 major league at-bats, he still qualified as a rookie for the 2008 season.

During the 2007 postseason, with Crisp struggling, Ellsbury started in center field for Game 6 of the 2007 American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Cleveland Indians, and started the remainder of the postseason for the Red Sox. In 11 postseason games, he hit .360 in 25 at-bats with two stolen bases.[34] With his two doubles off Josh Fogg in the top of the third inning of Game 3 of the 2007 World Series on October 27, Ellsbury became the first rookie to hit two doubles in the same inning of a World Series game. After hitting another double off Brian Fuentes in the eighth inning, he became the fourth rookie ever to hit three doubles in a World Series game. His four hits, including a single in the first inning, made him only the third rookie to ever accomplish the feat in the World Series, after Freddie Lindstrom in the 1924 World Series and Joe Garagiola in the 1946 World Series.[35] He batted .438 with four doubles and a stolen base for the World Series.[34] The Red Sox eventually won the World Series in a 4-game sweep over the Rockies, giving Ellsbury his first career championship title.


Heading into the 2008 season, Ellsbury was ranked 13th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America,[36] the 16th-best prospect by Baseball Prospectus,[37] and the 19th-best prospect by ESPN Scouts Inc.[38] Ellsbury hit .224, with .291 on-base percentage (OBP), and a .347 slugging percentage in 16 spring training games and started in center field on Opening Day of the 2008 Major League Baseball season against the Oakland Athletics on March 25 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.[citation needed] Ellsbury had his first career multi-home run game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 22.[citation needed] Ellsbury stole 25 consecutive bases without being caught, until he was caught stealing in a game on May 18. He was two stolen bases shy of the major league record held by Tim Raines in 1979.[39] With three stolen bases against the Baltimore Orioles on May 30, he became the first Red Sox player to steal more than two bases in a game since Jerry Remy stole four in 1980.[40] Ellsbury stole his 32nd base of the season on June 15, breaking the Red Sox' rookie record, set 100 years earlier by Amby McConnell.[41] He finished the season with 50 steals to lead the American League,[34] putting him third on the list of Red Sox all-time stolen base leaders for a single season, behind Tommy Harper (54) in 1973 and Tris Speaker (52) in 1912.[34] Ellsbury finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, behind Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay and Alexei Ramírez of the Chicago White Sox.[42]

Ellsbury hit .333, with a .400 OBP and a .567 slugging percentage, and three stolen bases in the 2008 American League Division Series (ALDS), in which the Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3–1, in the best-of-five series.[34] In the second inning of Game 3 of the ALDS, he hit the first three-run single in postseason history when Howie Kendrick and Torii Hunter let a pop-up fall to the ground between them.[43] After going 0–for-14 in the first three games of the 2008 ALCS against the Tampa Bay Rays, Ellsbury was benched in favor of Crisp with only a pinch hitting at-bat in game 4.[44] He did not play in the final three games of the series, and the Sox eventually lost the series 4–3.


Ellsbury at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays in September 2009.

Ellsbury played his 179th straight regular-season game without an error on April 12, 2009, breaking the franchise record for outfielders held by Mike Greenwell. On April 15, with six errorless chances, Ellsbury passed Coco Crisp for most errorless total chances by a center fielder, setting a new Red Sox franchise record of 433.[45] Ellsbury tied a major league record for outfielders with 12 putouts in a nine-inning game on May 20, tying Earl Clark of the Boston Braves, who accomplished the feat in 1929, and Lyman Bostock of the Minnesota Twins, who did it in 1977.[46] Ellsbury's streak of errorless games ended at 232, with 554 errorless chances, when he committed an error on June 17.[47]

Ellsbury tied Tommy Harper's franchise single season record for stolen bases (54) on August 21.[48] Ellsbury then broke the record with his 55th steal on August 25, against the Chicago White Sox.[49] He finished the season with 70 stolen bases, the most in the American League, and he also led the league in triples with 10.[34] He won Defensive Player of the Year in's annual This Year in Baseball Awards 2009.[50]


During the offseason, Ellsbury changed his uniform number from 46 to 2, which had belonged to the Red Sox' former bench coach, Brad Mills, who left the organization to become the manager of the Houston Astros.[citation needed] With the Red Sox signing free agent center fielder Mike Cameron and not re-signing left fielder Jason Bay, Ellsbury became the Red Sox' starting left fielder. The move was made as the result of Cameron's experience in center and inexperience in left. Manager Terry Francona expressed excitement over the prospect of playing a true center fielder in left field, creating a larger fielding range and more aggressive style.[51]

On April 11, Ellsbury collided with Red Sox third baseman Adrián Beltré in a game against the Kansas City Royals, and the collision resulted in hairline fractures to four of his left ribs. He was put on the 15-day disabled list on April 20, and he returned to the Red Sox on May 22.[52] He returned to the 15-day DL on May 28 after playing in only three games due to residual soreness in his ribs from the collision with Beltré. He met with a thoracic specialist who advised him that his ribs should be further along in the healing process before he would be able to play.[52] He started a rehab assignment with Lowell on July 26,[53] and rejoined the Red Sox on August 4.[52] Ellsbury returned to the 15-day disabled list on August 14 after re-injuring his ribs in a game against the Texas Rangers.[54] He did not play again in 2010.[55]


During games on August 2 and 3, Ellsbury had walk-off hits in the back-to-back games against the Cleveland Indians; a single off Vinnie Pestano and a home run off Joe Smith. On August 6, he hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-high six runs in Boston's 10–4 win over the New York Yankees. On September 25, he hit two home runs during the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees to become the first member of the Boston Red Sox to join the 30–30 club.[citation needed]

Ellsbury joined the 30–30 club in 2011.

Ellsbury finished the season with career highs in home runs (32), hits (212), RBIs (105), runs (119), and batting average (.321).[citation needed] He won his first Gold Glove Award, and finished as one of only two qualifying players to complete the season with a 1.000 fielding percentage. Jacoby was awarded a Silver Slugger Award for his hitting, joining teammate Adrian Gonzalez as the only American League players to win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in 2011. Ellsbury was voted the American League Comeback Player of the Year, and finished second in the 2011 American League Most Valuable Player Award balloting, with 242 points, losing to Justin Verlander (280).[citation needed]


On April 13, 2012, while attempting to slide under Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Reid Brignac in an attempt to break up a double play, Ellsbury collided with the shortstop. His right shoulder was injured when Brignac fell on top of his exposed shoulder. He was placed on the disabled list with a subluxation of the shoulder on April 14.[56] He was activated from the DL and returned to the Red Sox lineup on July 13, and finished the season with a .271 batting average, four home runs, 26 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in only 74 games played.


Ellsbury set a franchise record for most stolen bases with five on May 30.[57]

Ellsbury on September 28, 2013 at Camden Yards during warmups.

In the August 28 game against the Orioles, Ellsbury suffered a compression fractured by fouling a ball off his right foot.[58] He was taken to the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., for treatment from Dr. Thomas Clanton, who cleared him to rejoin the Red Sox lineup on September 25, well ahead of the preliminary prognosis.[59]

Ellsbury turned in a strong performance in the 2013 postseason, batting .500 in the 2013 ALDS and .318 in the 2013 ALCS. In the 2013 World Series, Ellsbury started the eventual series-winning rally in Game 6 with a single and earned his second World Series ring as a member of the Red Sox.[60] Ellsbury's contract expired on October 31, 2013, and he became a free agent for the first time in his career.[citation needed]

New York Yankees[edit]

On December 3, 2013, Ellsbury and the New York Yankees agreed in principle to a seven-year $153 million deal, including an option for an eighth year that could increase the value of the contract to $169 million.[61][62] The contract became official on December 7.[63]


In his first season with the Yankees, Ellsbury hit .271 with 16 home runs and 39 stolen bases.[64]


On May 20, 2015, Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.

Personal life[edit]

Ellsbury was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), but as reported in the Boston Globe in 2008,[65] he and his three brothers stopped attending services when Jacoby was a teenager. He said, "I try not to get Him too involved in baseball. What I wish for is good health."

Ellsbury was one of the victims of the $8 billion fraud perpetrated by wealth manager Allen Stanford;[66] although he had some assets frozen, it did not cause him any significant hardship, like those suffered by Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady.[67]

Ellsbury married Kelsey Hawkins in December 2012.[68]


In 2010, Ellsbury released a Zinfandel wine called ZinfandEllsbury through Charity Wines, with 100% of his proceeds donated among three charities: The Navajo Relief Fund, Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger, and Ellsbury Read Project. The wine launched alongside a charity wine by former Boston Red Sox teammate Josh Beckett, called Chardon-K.[69]


  • 2x World Series Champion 2007, 2013
  • 2007 American League Rookie of the Month – September
  • 2008 Red Sox rookie single season stolen bases record
  • 2008 American League stolen base leader
  • 2009 All time Red Sox single season stolen bases record
  • 2009 MLB Stolen Base Leader
  • 2011 American League Comeback Player of the Year
  • 2011 All-Star
  • 2013 All time Red Sox single game stolen base record
  • 2013 MLB Stolen Base Leader

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