|Current Team:||Washington Nationals|
|Birth Day:||October 4, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Wailuku, United States|
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He won the College World Series while playing for Cal State Fullerton in 2004.
Kurt Suzuki plays for the team Washington Nationals
|#1||Kurt Suzuki||37||N/A||1.5 million USD (2017)||United States|
|#2||Howie Kendrick||37||N/A||9.54 million USD (2016)||United States|
|#4||Anibal Sanchez||36||$40 Million||N/A||Venezuela|
|#5||Starlin Castro||30||$35 Million||N/A||Dominican Republic|
|#6||Trea Turner||27||$4 Million||N/A||United States|
|#8||Adam Eaton||32||N/A||2.75 million USD (2016)||United States|
|#9||Eric Thames||34||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#10||Sean Doolittle||34||N/A||1.55 million USD (2016)||United States|
|#11||Stephen Strasburg||32||$80 Million||$35 Million||United States|
|#12||Ryan Zimmerman||36||$60 Million||N/A||United States|
|#13||Patrick Corbin||31||N/A||2.525 million USD (2016)||United States|
|#14||Juan Soto||22||N/A||N/A||Dominican Republic|
|#15||Jeremy Hellickson||33||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#16||Howard Kendrick||37||N/A||N/A||United States|
Suzuki was born to Warren and Kathleen Suzuki in Wailuku, Hawaii and attended Henry Perrine Baldwin High School from which he graduated in 2001. Suzuki was mentored as a youth by Hawaiian MLB scout Walter Isamu Komatsubara. He managed a .328 batting average as a senior at Baldwin.
Suzuki attended California State University, Fullerton, where he played college baseball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans baseball team. CSUF appeared in the 2003 College World Series and captured the 2004 College World Series championship, thanks to Suzuki's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving the Titans a 3–2 win over the Texas Longhorns.
His first full season of professional baseball came in 2005, with Single-A team the Stockton Ports. Playing in 114 games, Suzuki put up a .277 average, 12 home runs, 65 RBIs and a .440 slugging percentage.
Moving up to the Double-A Midland RockHounds in 2006, Suzuki batted .285 with a .392 OBP. He began the 2007 season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
Suzuki joined the major league club on June 9, 2007, after rarely used catcher Adam Melhuse was traded to the Texas Rangers and made his debut three days later as a pinch hitter in a game against the Houston Astros.
He served as backup to veteran Jason Kendall until Kendall was traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 16, making Suzuki the Athletics everyday catcher. On July 17, 2007, pitcher Shane Komine got into a game in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers with Suzuki doing the catching. This marked the first time in major league baseball history that there was a battery where both players were from Hawaii.
On September 10, 2007, Suzuki hit his first career grand slam in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners.
He married his wife Renee Marie Suzuki (née Vignery) in January 2007. They met at CSUF, where she was a fellow Titan who played volleyball. They have three children, a daughter born in April 2011 and sons born in November 2013 and July 2016. Suzuki took a brief paternity leave after his daughter's birth in 2011.
For the 2008 season, Suzuki was the starting catcher while Rob Bowen served as backup. In the first 20 regular season games, Suzuki started 18. He ended the season with a .279 batting average in 148 games.
During the 2009 season, Suzuki had a career-high 15 home runs and 88 RBIs, and batted .274 in 147 games. Suzuki led the A's in RBIs, and became only the second catcher in the franchise's history to do so. He also led the team in hits (156), doubles (37) and total bases (240), and was second in home runs and runs scored behind teammate Jack Cust.
On July 23, 2010, Suzuki signed a four-year extension with the Oakland Athletics, estimated to be worth $16.25 million. At the end of the 2010 season, Suzuki ended with a .242 average with 13 home runs and 71 RBIs. The following season, he hit .237 with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs.
On August 3, 2012, Suzuki was traded to the Washington Nationals for minor league catcher David Freitas.
In 2012, Suzuki and his wife Renee founded the Kurt Suzuki Family Foundation, a charitable nonprofit dedicated to supporting the scientific research of chronic illnesses and kidney diseases. He and his wife (along with Orlando and Katie Cabrera) have also helped out a former Titan catcher Jon Wilhite, who was severely injured in the car crash that killed Nick Adenhart.
During the 2013 season, Suzuki platooned with Wilson Ramos. On May 12, 2013, Suzuki was ejected for the first time in his MLB career by umpire John Tumpane for arguing a strike-three call.
On August 22, 2013, Suzuki was traded back to the Oakland Athletics for minor leaguer Dakota Bacus. He played in 15 games for Oakland in 2013.
A free agent after the 2013 season, Suzuki signed with the Minnesota Twins on December 23, 2013.
Suzuki was named to the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, finishing up the game with his Twins battery-mate, Glen Perkins. He agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team on July 31, 2014. In his first season with Minnesota, he hit a career-high .288 with 3 home runs and 61 RBIs. The following season he hit .240 with 5 home runs and 50 RBIs. In 2016, he hit .258 with 8 home runs but had his season shortened due to injury.
On January 30, 2017, Suzuki signed a one-year contract for $1.5 million with the Atlanta Braves. He set a career high in home runs that season, hitting 19 in 276 at-bats while platooning with Tyler Flowers. On September 23, 2017, Suzuki and the Braves agreed to a one-year extension worth $3.5 million. In 2018 he batted .271/.332/.444 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 347 at bats.
On November 20, 2018, the Washington Nationals officially announced that they had signed Suzuki to a two-year contract worth $10 million. In 2019 he batted .264/.324/.486 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs in 280 at bats.
On October 23, 2019, Suzuki became the first Hawaii-born player to hit a home run in the World Series which he did in Game 2. A hip flexor strain scratched him from the remaining games of the series but the Nationals were able to win it in 7 games, giving them their first championship in franchise history.
In 2020, on defense Suzuki tied for the NL lead in stolen bases allowed, with 28.
Currently, Kurt Suzuki is 38 years, 7 months and 23 days old. Kurt Suzuki will celebrate 39th birthday on a Tuesday 4th of October 2022.
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