Celebrities Related to Major League Baseball Players

Major League Players With a Celebrity Family Connection

Playing baseball can be pretty difficult. It takes lots of practice and hard work to be good at it. That’s why it is so difficult to play it (or any sport for that matter) professionally. If you are lucky enough to play professionally, there’s another good chance that you won’t make it to the big leagues as that’s where the elite end up. But if you are lucky enough to make it to the majors, there’s another chance that you won’t be good enough to stick around for a while. But then there are the ones who are able to stick around and make a name for themselves as an established big league player. They keep up the hard work and people notice them. They become famous.

The path to fame is long and difficult. Now imagine not only you being famous, but also someone else in your family being famous. It brings a lot more attention to both you and them, and you become almost an idol. There are quite a few baseball families out there who also have in them another celebrity. Below you find a list of a number of MLB players who have other famous people in their family.

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"I was coming from something that was kind of similar in the sense that there are no promises in baseball. No matter how good you are, it's still a long road ahead. Being the youngest of four was kind of helpful for me. They weren't glad that I was hanging up baseball. They were just glad someone was going to try something different. My parents live about four hours from Tallahassee. My dad told me, 'I'm sorry to see you stop doing something you love, but I'm sure glad I don't have to drive four hours every single weekend.' My brother Matt was still pursuing that dream and it was just time for me to pursue a new dream and something different." - Christian Singer Jonny Diaz on Belief Net (Chad Bonham, 'A conversation with Christian recording artist Jonny Diaz', Source )

Celebrities In Baseball Families

In Alphabetical Order / Concept & Original Research Courtesy of Tim Zieroth

Actress
Sister
NBA Player
Great Nephew
Actress / Hostess
Ex-Wife
Olympic Softball Pitcher
Sister
Playboy Playmate of the Year
Ex-Wife
Actor / Musician
Cousin
Vickie Chesser
Model (Mountain Dew)
Ex-Wife
Model
Wife
Lindsay Berra
Sportswriter (ESPN / MLB)
Niece
NFL Player
Brother
Lindsay Berra
Sportswriter (ESPN / MLB)
Granddaughter
NFL Player
Son
NBA Player
Brother
NBA Player
Nephew
Playboy Playmate
Wife
Lindsay Clubine
Model (Deal or No Deal)
Wife
Television Director / Producer
Son
AAGPBL Player
Mother
Model / Author
Ex-Wife
Model / Playboy Playmate
Daughter
Model / Playboy Playmate
Niece
Olympic Synchronized Swimmer
Mother
Actress
Ex-Wife
Faith Quabius
Actress
Ex-Wife
Olympic Softball Pitcher
Wife
Kim DeJesus
Amazing Race Contestant
Wife
Christian Singer
Brother
Actress
Ex-Wife
Actress / Model / Singer
Ex-Wife
Vaudeville Actress / Comedian
Wife
Pro Basketball Player
Wife
NBA Player
Brother-in-Law
Lead Singer (W.A.S.P.)
Nephew
Actress
Ex-Wife
Actress
Wife
Actress / Video Vixen
Ex-Wife
Actress
Wife
Soccer Star
Wife
TV Personality
Ex-Wife
Nicky Getz
Amazing Race Contestant
Wife
Kristian Giambi
Owner of Brulee
Wife
NFL Player
Father
June O'Dea
Broadway Actress
Wife
Latin Singer / Songwriter
Ex-Wife
Emily Kuchar
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
Wife
R&B Singer
Niece
R&B Singer
Daughter
R&B Singer
Sister
Heidi Hamels (Strobel)
Survivor Contestant
Wife
Pop Singer
Wife
Actor (JAG)
Father
Olympic Springboard Medalist
Ex-Wife
Model
Wife
Actress
Ex-Wife
Survivor Contestant
Wife
Actress / Playboy Playmate
Ex-Wife
Discovered Pluto
Great Uncle
U.S. Tennis Champion
Ex-Wife
LPGA Golfer
Ex-Wife
Actress
Ex-Wife
Actor
Ex-Father-in-Law
Actress
Aunt
Actor, Singer, Radio Personality
Father
AAGPBL Pitcher
Aunt
Singer (Katrina and the Waves)
Cousin
Singer / Songwriter / Actress
Wife
Model / Playboy Playmate
Wife
US Senator
Grandson
US Congressman
Great-Grandson
Author
Wife
Actor, Comedian, Drag Queen
Nephew
Country Singer
Daughter-in-Law
Country Singer
Son
Olympic Basketball Player
Daughter
NBA Player (HOF)
Son
Tennis Champion
Sister
Country Singer
Cousin
Actress / Singer
Ex-Daughter-in-Law
Actor
Son
Actress
Wife
Televison News Anchor
Wife
Gospel Singer
Ex-Wife
Actress
Daughter
Beauty Queen
Wife
PGA Golfer
Son
Playboy Playmate
Wife
Playboy Playmate
Wife
Actress
Daughter
Actress
Cousin
Musician
Wife
Shade Foundation of America
Wife
Gospel Singer
Wife
NBA Player
Cousin Once Removed
NBA Coach
Cousin
Gospel Singer
Cousin
TV Sports Sideline Reporter
Wife
Actress
Wife
NBA Player
Father
NBA Player
Brother
Professional Basketball Player
Brother
Playboy Playmate
Wife
Olympic Beach Volleyball
Wife
Allman Brothers Band / Drums
Nephew
Allman Brothers Band / Guitar
Great Nephew
Olympic Skeleton Racer
Daughter
Model / Actress
Wife
Olympic Platform Diver
Daughter
WNBA Player
Daughter
Actress
Ex-Wife
Televison News Anchor
Wife
Dolores Wettach
Miss Vermont / Vogue Model
Ex-Wife
Test Pilot / Air Force General
Uncle
NFL Quarterback
Brother-in-Law
WBO Light Welterweight Champ
Cousin
Professional Magician
Father
Olympic Gymnast
Wife
Actor
Uncle
Former Miss Missouri
Wife
Joe Zito
Composer (Nat King Cole)
Father
Roberta Zito
Singer (Nat King Cole)
Mother
Julianna Zobrist
Christian Singer
Wife
Celebrities In Baseball Families | Research by Baseball Almanac
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