Every fan of the game of baseball should know who Joe Maddon is. The American at the time of writing manages the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. But that’s certainly not where his career began. Before he could manage the Cubs, the man had a proven track record as a coach with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as a manager with the Tampa Bay Rays.
With the Tampa Bay Rays, he won the 2008 American League Pennant. After that, his next big accomplishment was being named the 2015 National League Manager of the Year. That was after propelling the Cubs to the National League Championship.
Next year (2016) would see him lead the team in their historic triumph over the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs since 1908, received their first World Series title and everyone agrees that Joe is an excellent manager.
Joe Maddon bio (age)
The Chicago Cubs manager was born to Joseph John Maddon Jr. His date of birth was February 8, 1954. His birthplace is proven to be West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
From what we gathered, Joe’s last name was originally Maddonini. It was Joe Sr. his Italian father who decided that the family would abandon “Maddonini” for “Maddon”. While Joe Sr., who died in 2002, worked as a plumber, Joe’s Polish-born mother is said to have worked as a waitress.
Joe’s interest in sports activities was quite evident when he was still a boy, as he grew his passion for sports intensified and eventually he saw him playing football and baseball at Easton, Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
Bent on being athletic, he was signed as a free agent with the California Angels and introduced as a catcher for the team in Minor League Baseball. After his ordinary performance in all four seasons, Joe quit being a baseball player and opted for a career in coaching and management.
Family – wife, children and granddaughter
Joe Maddon isn’t one of those popular characters you’d love to know a thing or two about their family, the story of his love life is available for anyone who cares to know. When it comes to Joe Maddon’s marital status, it is common knowledge that the professional baseball executive was once married to Betty Maddon. The marriage between Joe and Betty, which began in 1981, ended in 1999.
While the reason the union ended can’t be authenticated, it’s generally assumed that it all has to do with Joe falling in love with his current wife, Jaye Sousoures, while married to Betty. Although we cannot confirm this hypothesis, we can validate that the Joe-Betty marriage was gifted with two children. A daughter named Sarah and a son, Joseph Maddon III.
Sarah and Joseph allowed Joe to be a grandfather. The former married Theo Bystry and they gave birth to three of the baseball manager’s grandchildren (Tyler, Tre and Carson). His partner is Natalie Maddon and both parents are Joe’s other two grandchildren, Coral and Giuseppe.
Joe Maddon is very fond of childrenchildren and has repeatedly shared photos of his granddaughters on social networks. Sometime in 2014, he shared a photo of Coral on Twitter with a message, “Why did his granddaughter Coral start her modeling career!”
Joe married his current wife Jaye in 1995 at SealRossmoore Athletic Club in Beach, California. When they met, Jaye like Joe was married. It is said that she was an accountant and a mother of two children. They remained friends for almost half a decade until their marriage ended. With no marital commitment, it was easy for the friendship to morph into a romance, culminating in an engagement and ultimately the two life partners, in 2008.
Joe Maddon’s Height, how tall is it?
Maybe you’re one of those who’s had a discussion about Joe Maddon’s size; Well here is the fact about it. The Chicago Cub Manager stands 5’11” (180cm) tall. The size is perfect for its weight of 86 kg (190 lbs)