Born name Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is better known as Jeff Bagwell. He is an American former professional first baseman and coach. The National League (NL) Rookie of the Year in 1991, he then won the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1994, was a 4 time MLB All-Star, 3 time Silver Slugger winner, and a Gold Glove recipient. Since his playing profession ended, Jeff has served in sporadic instructor assignments with the Astros, including as hitting coach in 2010.
Early Life & Education
The former American professional first baseman Jeff Bagwell who spent his entire 15 years as a coach in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Houston Astros.
The 48-years-old Jeff belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. At the age of 1, his parents Janice and Robert Bagwell moved to Killingworth, Connecticut. At the age of 11, his parents got divorced.
The first baseman for the Houston Astros Bagwell attended Xavier High School, a private all-male Catholic school in Middletown, Connecticut. At High school, he excelled at soccer, played shortstop, and basketball. He was named the 2003 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the year.
Jeff graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. After playing for three seasons for Hartford, Jeff batted .413 in 400 at-bats, the school record, and for the time a New England collegiate record. He was named two times Eastern College Athletic Conference player of the year.
Initially, a Boston Red Sox 4th-round picked player started his football career at the University of Hartford as a 3rd baseman in the 1989 beginner draft; Jeff was then traded to the Astros in 1990.
Jeff was named The National League (NL) Rookie of the Year in 1991, he then won the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1994. He was a 4-time MLB All-Star, 3-time Silver Slugger champ, and a Gold Glove receiver.
Shaping the main part of Astros lineups with Lance Berkman and Craig Biggio with "Killer B's," Houston where he completed first and second place in the National League Central division in 11 of total 12 seasons from 1994 to 2005.
He was picked for the playoffs six times. Jeff's made his World Series appearance in 2005. Furthermore, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.
Bagwell exceeded at every fundamental aspect of the game, including hitting, running, on-base ability, barrier, and throwing. A standout amongst the most predictable players of his era, in each of his initial 11 seasons, he delivered no less than 4.7 wins above replacement (WAR) per Baseball-Reference.com. His 1994 season was his finest.
As the fourth consistent NL MVP in history, Bagwell set the record for least plate appearances to achieve both 100 runs batted in and 100 runs scored, created a .750 slugging rate, the most noteworthy in the NL since 1925, while hitting a profession high .368. In 1999, he completed second in the MVP voting, delivering his second professional 30–30 season.
The main player in MLB history to accomplish six consecutive seasons (1996–2001) with each of 30 home runs, 100 runs scored, 100 RBI, and 100 walks, Jeff is recently the 5th to accomplish 300 home runs, 1,000 runs scored, and 1,000 RBI in his initial 10 seasons.
Jeff is only one of 12 players in history to hit 400 home runs and record an on-base rate (OBP) of .400, and the main first baseman with no less than 400 home runs and 200 stolen bases. Generally, Jeff batted more than .300 6-times, had a profession OBP of .408 (39th all-time) and a slugging rate of .540 (32nd all-time). Bagwell is the only first baseman to accomplish the 30–30 club more than once.
Jeff 79.6 profession WAR for each Baseball-Reference.com positions 6th all-time among first basemen.Since becoming a professional, Jeff has served in sporadic instructor assignments with the Astros, such as hitting mentor in 2010.
Bagwell has been married thrice. Bagwell’s first married an American fashion model, beauty queen, and actress, Shaune Bagwell on November 14, 1992. However, the couple's relation didn't last long and separated. The ex-couple got divorced on July 2, 1996. They both spent quality time for 3.6 years. The ex-couple have no children together.
Jeff second wife, Ericka Rodriguez
After divorced with Shaune, Jeff Bagwell married Ericka Rodriguez on October 26, 1997. The ex-couple is blessed with 2 children, Blake Bagwell, and Bryce Bagwell. They spent 14.1 years together and finally got divorced in 2012. Jeff did not reveal about his divorced with Ericka.
Jeff and Rachel Brown
Jeff Bagwell began dating Rachel Brown in 2011. They have been dating since 2011, and they are not married yet. However, Rachel has three children from her previous relationship with surgeon Dr. Michael Brown.
Four-time National League All-star Jeff Bagwell has an estimated net worth of $65 million dollars. His major source of earning was his baseball career. He is the third highest paid player in the sport in 2006.
Jeff Bagwell shares stories over his career with the Astros and the lessons he learned from his family as he is inducted into the Hall. Check out the video below,
Jeff Bagwell Affairs
First Affair with Rachel Brown
Jeff Bagwell began dating Rachel Brown in 2011, but till now they haven't tied the knot. However, Rachel has three children before meeting Jeff. Rachel has three children from her previous marriage.