Dellin Betances

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Birthday
23, 1988
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1988 (age 31)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

In 2011, this pitcher debuted with the MLB team the New York Yankees, initially playing in two games. After being transferred to the minor league team the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, he returned to the Yankees in 2013 and played in his first All-Star game the following year.

Before Fame

After being designated an Aflac All-American player during his high school years and being selected for the United States' Junior National Baseball Team, he was awarded a baseball scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University. He turned the offer down to accept a one-million-dollar bonus from the Yankees in the 2006 MLB Draft.

Trivia

Because of his six feet and eight inches height, he chose the Yankees jersey number of sixty-eight.

Family Life

The son of Dominican immigrants Marie and Jamie Betances, he spent his early days in Manhattan, New York. After beginning his Major League Baseball career, he bought a Teaneck, New Jersey home for his parents.

Associated With

He and Andrew Miller became New York Yankees teammates in 2015.