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Full Name Matt Holliday
Date of Birth January 15, 1980
Age 44 years, 1 months, 24 days
Birthplace Stillwater
Birth City Oklahoma
Country United States
Horoscope Capricorn

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Matt Holliday Biography

Matt Holliday is one of the most popular and richest Baseball Player who was born on January 15, 1980 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States. All-Star outfielder, who led the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 to a World Series Championship. He was also the leader of the Colorado Rockies to a 2007 World Series Championship, where they were defeated in the Boston Red Sox.

He and In 2011, he and Albert Pujols defeated the Texas Rangers to win the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. won the 2011 World Series for St. Louis Cardinals.

After hitting a career-best .340, Holliday won his first batting title. He played in 158 games and posted career-highs as the National League leader in hits (216), doubles (50), RBI (137), extra base hits (92), and total bases (386). Additionally, he placed third in each of runs scored (120), slugging percentage (.607) and OPS (1.012), and fourth in HR (36) and adjusted OPS+ (150). The 63 walks were a new career-high at the time. He became just the fifth National Leaguer in the previous 59 years to lead the NL in both batting average and RBI, and only the 13th major league player in the previous 45 years with at least 200 hits and 50 doubles.

Matthew Thomas Holliday (born January 15, 1980) is an American former professional left fielder. He is the outfielding and hitting coach at Oklahoma State University. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Yankees. A World Series champion in 2011 with the Cardinals, Holliday, through prodigious hitting contributions, has played a key role in seven postseasons, including the Rockies’ first-ever World Series appearance in 2007 and Cardinals’ playoff success in the 2010s. His distinctions include a National League (NL) batting championship, the 2007 NL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (NLCS MVP), seven All-Star selections, and four Silver Slugger Awards. Other career accomplishments include 300 home runs, more than 2,000 hits, 100 stolen bases, and batting over .300 eight times.

In 2000, he married Leslee Holliday and they had three children together. His brother He got married to Leslee Holliday in 2000, and the couple had three sons and a daughter together. His brother Josh and his father Tom have coached baseball collegiately., and his father Tom both coached college baseball.

NameMatt Holliday
First NameMatt
Last NameHolliday
OccupationBaseball Player
BirthdayJanuary 15
Birth Year1980
Place of BirthStillwater
Home TownOklahoma
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseLeslee Holliday (m. 2000)
Children(s)Jackson Holliday

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At Stillwater High School, Holliday played both baseball and football. He was a quarterback while playing football. As a senior, he earned All-American honors in football and baseball and also earned his region’s Gatorade Player of the Year award in both sports. He also competed for the 1997 USA Junior National Team. In his next-to-last football game for Stillwater, he helped bring the Pioneers back from a 42–21 deficit against Tulsa Union by throwing three touchdowns (TD) in the final six minutes of the game for a 43–42 score.

Matt Holliday Net Worth

Matt Holliday is one of the richest Baseball Player from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Matt Holliday's net worth $60 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

After a stellar football career at Stillwater High School and Oklahoma State, he was offered the opportunity to play quarterback at Oklahoma State. But he chose to go to Colorado to pursue a professional career.

He was awarded the NL batting championship and the NLCS MVP in 2007 by the Colorado Rockies.

Net Worth (2024)$60 Million
Net Worth in 2023$60 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeBaseball Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

The Colorado Rockies selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma, where he also starred as a highly touted quarterback prospect. He debuted in MLB in 2004, becoming the Rockies’ starting left fielder and a middle of the lineup presence. In 2006, he became the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 30 home runs, 45 doubles, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in (RBI) in one season. The next season, he won the NL batting title, September National League Player of the Month honors and NLCS MVP as the Rockies won 21 of 22 games at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs en route to their first World Series appearance. In the first of four consecutive NLCS appearances starting in 2011, he batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage in the 2011 NLCS on his way to winning his first World Series ring with the Cardinals. In 2014, he became just the fifth player in MLB history to amass nine consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 30 doubles, 75 RBI and 80 runs scored each season.

Matt Holliday and his wife, Leslee, married on December 30, 2000. They met on a blind date in 1999 in Stillwater during the baseball offseason when Matt had returned home from his first professional season following his selection by the Rockies in the MLB draft and Leslee was an undergraduate at OSU−Stillwater. Matt’s best friend was dating a friend of Leslee’s, and they wanted to do a double date, so her friend asked if she would go with Matt. The Hollidays currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri, and Jupiter, Florida, and have four children. They have three sons, Jackson (born December 4, 2003), Ethan (b. February 23, 2007), and Reed (b. July 24, 2013) and a daughter, Gracyn (b. November 7, 2009). They formerly resided in Austin, Texas, during the offseason until December 2010, following his signing of the contract with the Cardinals in January 2010. During the offseason, Holliday and his family have also lived in Stillwater, where he also has worked with his brother, Josh, on his swing. In the 2014−15 offseason, Holliday and his family moved to South Florida, allowing him to stay in optimal shape year-round, and his sons to continue to play sports in winter months.

Matt Holliday's Height & Physical Stats

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Following the season, Holliday placed second in the MVP voting with 336 points to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins with 363, in what was the closest result for the NL MVP since Atlanta Braves third baseman Terry Pendleton edged Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds by 15 points in 1991. Holliday was selected as the Rockies’ Player of the Year for the second time and The Sporting News named him to their All-Star team. On December 14, Stillwater High School retired Holliday’s high school jersey number 24. Businesses in Stillwater were asked to honor him that day by posting a “Welcome Home Matt Holliday” message on a marquee or window. The city council voted to change the name of the baseball field from Babcock Park to Matt Holliday Field and name the day “Matt Holliday, Stillwater’s Major League Baseball Hero Day.” Then-Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry also declared the day “Matt Holliday Day” throughout the state.

Holliday’s first career multi-home run game came against the Cincinnati Reds on May 18. Both home runs came as part of back-to-back HR events with Burnitz, making them the first teammates in franchise history to hit back-to-back HR twice in the same game, and the first teammate duo to do so since Mike Cameron and Bret Boone of the Seattle Mariners in 2002. His first MLB grand slam came against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on June 12, immediately tying a game in which the Rockies had faced a 5–1 deficit. For the month of June, he hit .357. The Rockies traded Walker to the Cardinals in August, clearing more outfield playing opportunities for Holliday. A sprained elbow while diving for a ball against the San Diego Padres on September 12 ended his season. His final batting line included a .290 AVG in 121 games, with 31 2B, 14 HR, 57 RBI, 48 extra-base hits, .349 OBP, 65 runs scored, .488 SLG, and 195 total bases. He finished in the top five among NL rookies in each of those categories. After the season, Holliday was named to both Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team and Topps’ Major League Rookie All-Star Team, and finished fifth in the Rookie of the Year balloting.

Who is Matt Holliday Dating?

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Holliday played for Salem in 2000 and 2001. For the 2000 season, he totaled 510 plate appearances, successfully collected 126 hits, 28 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, drove in 72 runs, and batted .274 with a .335 OBP and .389 OBP. He spent 112 at third base, was charged with 32 errors in 300 total chances for a fielding percentage of .893, and turned 13 double plays. In 2001, the Rockies moved Holliday to the outfield. He was named the Carolina League Player of the Month for June, batting .324 with seven multi-hit games, three 2B, seven HR, and 22 RBI. He played 72 games on the season after undergoing elbow surgery in July ended his season.

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The Rockies promoted Holliday to the Carolina Mudcats of the AA Southern League (SL) in 2002, where he was named a mid-season All-Star. He was named the league’s Hitter of the Week on June 27, after collecting nine hits in 24 AB with one home run and eight RBI. He won the same award on July 18, after scoring seven runs and driving in 10, and a career-best six RBI against Birmingham on July 14. Holliday ended the season with 128 hits in 463 AB, 10 HR, and 64 RBI, batting .276 with 79 runs scored and 16 stolen bases. He played for the Mesa Solar Sox of the off-season Arizona Fall League (AFL) in 2002 and 2003, batting .316 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 35 total AFL games. Holliday remained at the AA level for the 2003 season as the everyday left fielder for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, batting .253, 28 doubles, 72 RBI, 132 hits, 45 extra-base hits, and 206 total bases. His 15 outfield assists tied for second in the league. He earned a spot on the USA Baseball team in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Panama. They were eliminated from advancing to the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Key Events

  1. Matthew Thomas Holliday (born January 15, 1980) is an American former professional baseball left fielder..

  2. Following the season, Holliday placed second in the MVP voting with 336 points to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins with 363, in what was the closest result for the NL MVP since Atlanta Braves third baseman Terry Pendleton edged Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds by 15 points in 1991..

  3. He also competed for the 1997 USA Junior National Team..

  4. The Colorado Rockies selected Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma, where he also starred as a highly touted quarterback prospect..

  5. The Rockies selected him in the seventh round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft as a third baseman..

  6. He was also rated the third-best quarterback prospect in the nation after graduating from Stillwater in 1998..

  7. It was the longest such streak in MLB since Derek Jeter garnered 53 in 1999..

  8. He played 1999 for the Asheville Tourists, batting .264 with 16 home runs and 76 runs scored..

  9. They met on a blind date in 1999 in Stillwater during the baseball offseason when Matt had returned home from his first professional season following his selection by the Rockies in the MLB draft and Leslee was an undergraduate at OSU−Stillwater..

  10. Holliday played for Salem in 2000 and 2001..

  11. For the 2000 season, he totaled 510 plate appearances, successfully collected 126 hits, 28 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, drove in 72 runs, and batted .274 with a .335 on-base percentage and .389 slugging percentage..

  12. Holliday and his wife, Leslee, married on December 30, 2000..

  13. In 2001, the Rockies moved Holliday to the outfield..

  14. Although he had just three hits in 19 at bats, Holliday walked seven times – the most since Bonds' 13 in the 2002 World Series — boosting his on-base percentage to .385 as he scored five runs..

  15. Both home runs came as part of back-to-back home runs events with Burnitz, making them the first teammates in franchise history to hit back-to-back home runs twice in the same game, and the first teammate duo to do so since Mike Cameron and Bret Boone of the Seattle Mariners in 2002..

  16. The Rockies promoted Holliday to the Carolina Mudcats of the AA Southern League (SL) in 2002, where he was named a mid-season All-Star..

  17. He played for the Mesa Solar Sox of the off-season Arizona Fall League (AFL) in 2002 and 2003, batting .316 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 35 total AFL games..

  18. They have three sons, Jackson (born December 4, 2003), Ethan (b..

  19. Holliday remained at the AA level for the 2003 season as the everyday left fielder for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, batting .253, 28 doubles, 72 RBI, 132 hits, 45 extra-base hits, and 206 total bases..

  20. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2004 to 2018 for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, St..

  21. The Rockies assigned Holliday to their Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, at the outset of the 2004 season, intending for him to spend much of the season there..

  22. They were eliminated from advancing to the 2004 Summer Olympics..

  23. He debuted in MLB in 2004, becoming the Rockies' starting left fielder and a middle of the lineup presence..

  24. In his second major league season, Holliday became the cleanup hitter behind franchise icon Todd Helton in the middle of the 2005 season..

  25. On September 20 against the Padres, he hit two home runs and tied a Rockies' single-game record with eight RBI in a Rockies 20–1 victory, the highest single-game RBI total in the NL in 2005 and second-highest in the major leagues..

  26. The club picked up his option for 2006, which was worth $500,000 ($749,190.7 today), or about $100,000 ($149,838.1 today) more than the average for a player with equivalent service time..

  27. Holliday was selected to Team USA for the 2006 World Baseball Classic prior to the start of the MLB season..

  28. Despite batting just .255 through May 1, 2006, Holliday accumulated 24 RBI in 25 games..

  29. On September 19, 2006, Holliday hit the longest home run of 2006 in MLB against Matt Cain of the Giants..

  30. In 2006, he became the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 30 home runs, 45 doubles, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in (RBI) in one season..

  31. Since Busch Stadium opened in 2006, he hit .309 with a .403 OBP, .542 SLG; only Pujols had more home runs, RBI and a higher OPS..

  32. February 23, 2007), and Reed (b..

  33. Years later, when Matt Holliday was a member of the Rockies team that played the Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, Farrell was the Red Sox pitching coach..

  34. In a 12-game span from September 9–20, he hit 11 home runs; only Alex Rodríguez matched that feat in 2007..

  35. His distinctions include a National League (NL) batting championship, the 2007 NL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (NLCS MVP), seven All-Star selections, and four Silver Slugger Awards..

  36. Continuing to evolve as a hitter, Holliday started the 2007 season as in the Rockies' lineup as the number five hitter, but changed to the third slot for the final five months of the season..

  37. Unable to agree to an extension, the Rockies traded Holliday on November 12, 2008, to Oakland Athletics for pitchers Huston Street and Greg Smith, and outfielder Carlos González..

  38. On January 18, 2008, Holliday signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Rockies, covering his final two years of arbitration..

  39. Holliday began working with former A's and Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire as a personal hitting coach during the 2008–09 off-season, who became the Cardinals' official hitting coach the following off-season..

  40. Louis in 2009, was arrested for driving under the influence..

  41. It was the richest contract in team history and the largest of the 2009–10 offseason..

  42. He represented an instant offensive upgrade for Cardinals left fielders, who had batted .212 with a .294 on-base percentage and a .342 slugging percentage in 2009, and for cleanup hitters, who had batted .250 with .325 on-base percentage and .443 slugging percentage..

  43. On July 24, 2009, the A's traded Holliday to the St..

  44. November 7, 2009)..

  45. One was González, who won the 2010 batting title, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards with the Rockies..

  46. On January 21, 2010, the Cardinals signed Holliday to a seven-year, $120 million deal ($161 million today), and he switched his uniform number to 7 in honor of fellow Oklahoman Mickey Mantle..

  47. They formerly resided in Austin, Texas, during the offseason until December 2010, following his signing of the contract with the Cardinals in January 2010..

  48. The contract to which Holliday and the Cardinals agreed before the 2010 season was widely viewed as a great success..

  49. Pundits and fans have consistently questioned Holliday's durability, and thus his effectiveness as a hitter, into the final guaranteed year of the contract he signed in 2010..

  50. A World Series champion in 2011 with the Cardinals, Holliday played a key role in seven postseasons, including the Rockies' first-ever World Series appearance in 2007 and Cardinals' playoff success in the 2010s..

  51. In the first of four consecutive NLCS appearances starting in 2011, he batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage in the 2011 NLCS on his way to winning his first World Series ring with the Cardinals..

  52. Holliday was a key factor in the 2011 championship run with a big NLCS..

  53. After hitting a home run the day before on Opening Day of 2011, Holliday had an emergency appendectomy..

  54. From 2012 to 2016, Holliday co-sponsored a pledge drive for Greater St..

  55. In January 2012, he invited Matt Adams, Ryan Jackson, Charlie Tilson and Kolten Wong for a weeklong stay in St..

  56. In 41 straight starts spanning from June 22 to August 8, 2012, Holliday reached base..

  57. The Missouri Athletic Club named Holliday their Sports Personality of the Year for 2012..

  58. July 24, 2013) and a daughter, Gracyn (b..

  59. Holliday hit a grand slam on June 9, 2013, during a seven-run 10th inning against the Reds in an 11–4 victory..

  60. In another game against the Reds on August 26, Holliday's three-run home run was the longest at Busch Stadium in 2013 at 442 feet (135 m)..

  61. In the 2013 postseason, Holliday hit four home runs, 10 RBI and a .507 slugging percentage..

  62. By reaching base in each of his first 30 home games of 2014, Holliday authored the longest such streak to start a season in franchise history since Solly Hemus had 33 straight in 1953, extending a streak of 42 dating back to the previous September 6..

  63. In the 2014−15 offseason, Holliday and his family moved to South Florida, allowing him to stay in optimal shape year-round, and his sons to continue to play sports in winter months..

  64. Dating back to the end of 2014, Holliday's continuity of reaching base spanned 47 games..

  65. In 2014, he became just the fifth player in MLB history to amass nine consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 30 doubles, 75 RBI and 80 runs scored each season. .

  66. At $17.2 million in total earnings, Forbes magazine ranked Holliday as the 99th-highest paid athlete in the world in 2014..

  67. In spite of missing significant time in 2015 and 2016, Holliday contributed 24.1 WAR during the life of his 2010−16 contract with St..

  68. Notes: Through 2015 season..

  69. Holliday opened the 2015 season with a 12-game hitting streak that evolved into a sequence of reaching base in each of the first 45 games of the season, breaking Pujols's National League record of 42 games to open a season which he set in 2008..

  70. The Cardinals started Holliday at first base on Opening Day of the 2016 season, a position he had not previously played during his career..

  71. After becoming a free agent for the second time in his career, on December 7, 2016, Holliday signed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $13 million, to become their primary designated hitter (DH)..

  72. A 94 miles per hour (151 km/h) fastball from the Cubs' Mike Montgomery on August 11, 2016, struck Holliday on the right thumb, fracturing it..

  73. Because he produced the third-highest exit velocity at 94.7 miles per hour (152.4 km/h) of all hitters with at least 100 batted balls in 2016, he concluded that to "have my misses be more in the air than on the ground, my numbers could really get back toward where they have been my whole career.".

  74. Having been informed in the final days of the 2016 season that the Cardinals would not pick up the option for 2017 worth $17 million, he was activated from the DL — although his thumb was still fractured — in time for the September 30 game against Pittsburgh..

  75. His first RBI and double for the Yankees came on the same play on April 4, 2017, versus the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, in the third inning of a 5–0 Yankees win..

  76. The contract features a full no-trade clause and a $17 million team option for 2017 or $1 million buyout..

  77. For the 2017 season, he batted .231/.316/.432. .

  78. In 2018 he batted .283/.415/.434 in 53 at bats..

  79. On July 28, 2018, Holliday signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies..

  80. On July 18, 2019, Holliday announced would be joining his brother Josh's coaching staff at Oklahoma State University as an outfielding and hitting coach..

  81. His son, Jackson, was selected first overall in the 2022 MLB draft. .

  82. On November 6, 2022, Holliday rejoined the St..

  83. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in May 2022, and was inducted to the "Red jacket club" in August 2022..

  84. Jackson was selected first overall in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles..

  85. Louis Cardinals as their bench coach, but he resigned from the position on January 12, 2023, prior to the season..