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GETTING TO KNOW NEW YORK METS JACOB DEGROM

Full Name – Jacob Anthony DeGrom Born – June 19, 1988

Major League Debut: May 15th, 2014 vs NY Yankees

Hobbies/Interests – Hunting & Fishing 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. Favorite Ballpark –

Right here, Citi Field. It’s a good park to pitch in Boyhood Idol and

favorite athlete – Chipper Jones of the Braves. I grew up a Braves

fan and Chipper lived near me. I looked up to him. Biggest Influence

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. Favorite team growing up – Atlanta Braves

Favorite athletes today: LeBron James and Phil Mickelson Meal I

enjoy most: A good steak dinner 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. 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. Player I learned the Most From – Zach Wheeler, he’s been very helpful in getting

adjusted to the major leagues. Best Advice I Ever Got – Trust yourself and your abilities. Most

Embarrassing Professional Moment – Walking out to pitcher’s mound to pitch and wearing the

wrong hat, I was wearing our batting practice hat. Most Disappointing Moment – Nothing so far,

hope to keep it going that way Biggest Thrill To Date As An Athlete – When I was called up to the

big leagues and made my Major League debut against the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. Great place to

make your debut in the big leagues.