44 Facts About Nick Swisher


Nicholas Thompson Swisher was born on November 25,1980 and is an American former professional baseball outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball.

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Nick Swisher was a switch hitter who threw left-handed, and played for the Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Atlanta Braves.

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Nick Swisher won the 2009 World Series with the Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies and was an All-Star in 2010.

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Nick Swisher is the son of former MLB catcher Steve Nick Swisher, who played for various National League baseball clubs in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Nick Swisher was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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Nick Swisher played in New York for four years before signing with the Cleveland Indians prior to the 2013 season.

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Nick Swisher was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Lillian Marie Malizia and Steve Nick Swisher, a former major leaguer.

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Nick Swisher's mother was of part Italian descent; her grandfather immigrated to the Buffalo, New York area from the town of Oliveri, in Sicily.

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Nick Swisher then went to live with his grandparents in Parkersburg, West Virginia, who raised him during his teenage years.

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Nick Swisher attended Parkersburg High School where he was a three-sport star, playing football and baseball, while lettering in basketball.

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Undrafted out of high school, Nick Swisher enrolled at Ohio State University, as that school and Ohio University were the only colleges to recruit him for baseball.

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Nick Swisher was an All-Big Ten selection as a first baseman as a sophomore in 2001, after hitting.

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Nick Swisher earned All-Big Ten honors as an outfielder in 2002, after batting.

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Nick Swisher was selected by the Oakland Athletics with a first round pick they received from the Boston Red Sox in 2002 as compensation for the signing of free agent Johnny Damon by the Red Sox.

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Nick Swisher made his professional debut with the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League in 2002, before he was promoted to the Visalia Oaks of the Class A-Advanced California League.

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Nick Swisher started the 2003 season with the Modesto A's, Oakland's new California League affiliate, where he batted.

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Nick Swisher made his MLB debut in 2004 for the Athletics, playing in 20 games.

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Nick Swisher finished 6th in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.

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Nick Swisher finished second for the team in on-base plus slugging behind the veteran slugger Frank Thomas.

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Nick Swisher spent about half of his playing time in left field, and the other half at first base.

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The Oakland A's lacked both Dan Johnson and Erubiel Durazo for a large portion of the 2006 season, leaving room for Nick Swisher to move back into his preferred position on a temporary basis.

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Nick Swisher made his postseason debut as the Oakland A's took on the Minnesota Twins in the 2006 ALDS.

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Nick Swisher got 3 hits and an RBI during the series as the Oakland A's performed a 3-game sweep against the Twins to advance to the ALCS.

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On September 16,2007, Nick Swisher initiated a brawl when he charged the mound after getting hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla.

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Nick Swisher was traded on January 3,2008 to the Chicago White Sox for minor leaguers Ryan Sweeney, Gio Gonzalez, and Fautino de los Santos as part of what Athletics general manager Billy Beane termed a "rebuilding effort".

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Nick Swisher led the majors in pitches per plate appearance, with 4.

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Nick Swisher was acquired to be the Yankees starting first baseman.

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Nick Swisher went 3-for-5 with a home run and tying his career high of five RBIs.

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Just five days later, Nick Swisher became the starting right fielder after Nady went on the disabled list due to an elbow injury.

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Nick Swisher was the first Yankee position player to pitch since Wade Boggs in 1997, and the first Yankee to homer and pitch in the same game since Lindy McDaniel did it in Detroit on September 28,1972.

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Nick Swisher hit his first postseason home run in the 2009 World Series.

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Nick Swisher got his only championship title as the Yankees eventually won the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies in 6 games.

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Nick Swisher was a contestant in the 2010 All-Star Final Vote from July 4 to 8.

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Nick Swisher lobbied for the post with a promotion commercial of him with a surf board to indicate that he would be surfing in Southern California since the game was to be hosted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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In 2011, Nick Swisher was moved down in the lineup to allow Curtis Granderson to hit second behind Derek Jeter; Nick Swisher spent the majority of the season hitting sixth behind Robinson Cano.

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On December 23,2012, Nick Swisher agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians.

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Nick Swisher began the 2015 season on the 15-day disabled list, still recovering from surgery on both knees.

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Nick Swisher announced his retirement on February 17,2017, and became an analyst for Fox.

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Nick Swisher was very close to his paternal grandmother, Betty Lorraine Nick Swisher, who raised him after his parents' divorce.

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Nick Swisher touched his lips and pointed to the sky in his grandmother's honor after he got a hit.

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Nick Swisher later stated that he planned on getting another tattoo on his back in the same style as his existing one after the 2009 season to honor his grandfather.

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In 2011, Nick Swisher guest starred as himself on two episodes of his wife's sitcom, Better with You.

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Nick Swisher appeared in the episode "Perfect Week" of How I Met Your Mother, which aired in February 2010.

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Nick Swisher released a children's music album titled Believe on August 9,2011.

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