Jeff Bagwell, born Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is a well-known American professional baseball player and coach who has a net worth of $65 million. He was born on May 27, 1968. He played first baseman his entire career for Houston Astros in the Major League Baseball. However, he was drafted by the Red Sox in the fourth round in 1989, before he was traded. This proved disastrous for the Red Sox and many recounted the trade as one of the worst trade in Red Sox history behind the trade of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. In 1994, he was named the National League Most Valuable Player.
Jeff Bagwell was born to Robert and Janice Bagwell in Boston, Massachusetts. His family later moved to Killington, Connecticut. He graduated from a private al-male catholic school, Xavier High School, which was located in Middletown, Connecticut. When he was younger, Bagwell enjoyed playing soccer as well as baseball. He excelled in soccer as shown by his school record in goals scored in a single season. After graduating from Xavier, Bagwell continued his education in Connecticut, where he attended the University of Hartford. He played college football for the Hartford Hawks baseball team.
Jeff Bagwell found his feet at the Houston Astros and soon became one of the most loved players in the club history. Bagwell remained in the Astros for his fifteen-year career. He is remembered for his outstanding performances with nine seasons of 30 homeruns and above.
However, after the 2005 season, Bagwell was faced with health issues and was battling an arthritis condition. This eventually led to his declined performance. Bagwell showed his spirit and he showed up everyday for the spring training hoping to overcome his ailments. But it proved too big of a hump to get over. He eventually retired from the professional baseball in 2006. After the professional playing career, he was hired by the Astros in 2010 as their hitting coach.