The career span of the sports person is generally shorter than any other profession, but the chance to lose a position is even greater when one has to deal with an injury. Ron Gant, a former professional baseball player, realized it when he suffered a dirt bike accident that left him injured on the left feet. It caused him to end his stint in the games for the Atlanta Braves and closed the contract with the club which let him go.
Career from Sports to Journalism:
The player began his career in the major league after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1983 MLB Draft and joined the club in 1987 as a September call-up. After a disappointing run, the club sent him to other teams to learn to play the outfield. He returned to a form soon after and won the National League Comeback Player of the Year.
His best performance and stats came with the while stealing 33 bases in 1990 qualifying for the 30-30 club. After being released from Atlanta Braves following the accident, he played with the clubs like Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies among many others and eventually ended his career with Oakland Athletics. He is currently a co-host of Good Day Atlanta on WAGA-TV.
How Much is Ron’s Net Worth?
Although he left the Braves due to the injury, he has admitted that he has always been following the club and is a Brave by heart. The famous baseball player has amassed a staggering net worth of over $20 million from his prolific career as well as a job on television. He received $900,000 as part of his salary and contract while leaving his dream team.
He has been an MLB All-Star for two times and is a winner of the Silver Slugger Award. He is also an analyst for the MLB Network and has been reviewing Braves games on SportSouth. His news show Good Day Atlanta has been proving popular in recent days.
Has Ron Already Married?
Being part of the Braves’ legacy might everything to him but the more important thing i.e. personal life and relationship status have been a concern of many. In the June of 2015, he married Leslie Donatelli in a wedding held in Watercolor Inn. The cute couple received well wishes from many and seemed perfect for each other.
It was not his first marriage though. His first wife who has remained mainly off the media and camera is a mother to four of his kids, son Ryan and daughters Alexus, Symara, and Halyn. His first son has grown up now. In the pictures, the family can be seen when Ron still lived with his first wife and children.
As of now, he is living a happily married life with his new wife and the kids from his previous marriage. They live in a house in Suwanee sharing times between work and home.
Ron Gant currently aged 52 was born on 2nd March 1965. He was born to the African-American parents in Victoria, Texas, U.S. His father was an army, and his mother worked all day. He admits that they were the reason for him being a person he is today. The American National belongs to African-American ethnicity. The former Major League outfielder still has a perfect and healthy body which stands at the height of 6 feet.