05 Jun Getting to Know N.Y. Mets Pitcher Jacob Degrom
Born – June 19. 1988 Major League Debut: May 15th, 2014 vs NY Yankees
FAVORITE BALLPARK – Right here, Citi Field. It’s a great park to pitch in.
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON AN OFF DAY-
I enjoy the big city; I’m from a small town. I like walking in Central Park and other parts of the city.
Hunting & Fishing
BIGGEST INFLUENCE FOR YOUR CAREER –
My dad, growing up he would always be having a catch or be hitting with me. I was always working with him, great work ethic.
BOYHOOD IDOL & FAVORITE ATHLETE – Chipper Jones of the Braves. I grew up a Braves fan and Chipper lived near me. I looked up to him.
FAVORITE ATHLETES TODAY – LeBron James & Phil Mickelson
FAVORITE TEAM GROWING UP – Atlanta Braves
DRIVE – The opportunity to put on a big league uniform every day is awesome. Many people dream of that, but very few get to do it. I am thankful every day I get to put on that uniform.
MEAL I ENJOY MOST: A good steak dinner
FIRST JOB – I worked in a Fernery with a guy I knew. Most people have no idea what that is, but its working in a specialized garden for the cultivation and display of ferns.