BirthdayMarch 15, 1979
BirthplaceCincinnati, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Kevin Youkilis

    Full name: Kevin Youkilis
    Also known as: Kevin Youkilis, Youkilis, Kevin, Kevin Timothy Robert Albert Steven Matthew Juan Jose Youkilis
    Professions: American baseball player
    Work: AL All -Star First Baseman Starter

  2. Kevin Youkilis Measurements

    Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

  3. Kevin Youkilis Known for

    Sunday Night Baseball (1990), History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony (2005), 2004 World Series (2004), Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)

  4. Kevin Youkilis Biography

    Kevin Edmund Youkilis (/ˈjuːkəlɪs/; born March 15, 1979), also known as "Youk" /ˈjuːk/, is an American professional baseball third baseman and first baseman who currently plays for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2001, after playing college baseball at the University of Cincinnati. He has also played for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.Known for his ability to get on base, while he was still a minor leaguer Youkilis (whose surname is of Greek origin) was nicknamed "Euclis: The Greek God of Walks" in the best-selling book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. A Gold Glove Award-winning first baseman, he once held baseball's record for most consecutive errorless games at first base (later broken by Casey Kotchman). He is also a three-time MLB All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, and winner of the 2008 Hank Aaron Award.An intense performer on the playing field, Youkilis is known for his scrappiness, grittiness, dirt-stained jerseys, home-plate collisions, and his strange batting stance. He has excelled despite a physique that led many observers to underestimate his athletic ability. He was called "roly-poly" by his high school coach, "pudgy" by his college coach, a "fat kid" by general manager Billy Beane, and a "thicker-bodied guy" by the Red Sox scout who recruited him. As Jackie MacMullan wrote for the Boston Globe: "He does not look like an MVP candidate; more a refrigerator repairman, a butcher, the man selling hammers behind the counter at the True Value hardware store." Youkilis was named to the Sporting News '​ list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, ranking No. 36 on the list in 2009, No. 38 in 2010, and No. 35 in 2011.

  5. Kevin Youkilis Family

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