|Full Name||Jayson Richard Gowan Werth|
|Nickname (s)||Werewolf, The Wolf of First Street, Sunshine, J-Dub or Dub|
|Profession (s)||Former Professional Baseball|
Physical Stats and More
|Height (approx.)||in centimetres: 196 cm|
|in meters: 1.96 m|
|in feet inches: 6 ft. 5 in.|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilogram: 102 kg|
|in pounds: 224 lbs.|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Body Type||Dark Brown|
|Date Of Birth||1979, May 20|
|Age||39 years old|
|Place Of Birth||Springfield, Illinois|
|Mother||Kim Schofield Werth|
|High School||Glenwood High School in Chatham|
|Alma Mater||University of Georgia|
|Last Game||October 1, 2017 (Age 38-134d)
vs. PIT 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
|Draft||Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1st round (22nd) of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft from Glenwood HS (Chatham, IL).|
|Sports Career||Toronto Blue Jays (2002–2003)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2004–2005)
Philadelphia Phillies (2007–2010)
Washington Nationals (2011–2017)
|MLB debut||September 1, 2002, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance||October 1, 2017, for the Washington Nationals|
|MLB statistics||Batting average: .267
Home runs: 229
Runs batted in: 799
|Awards and Honours||2009 Player of the Week Award
2009 Unsung Star of the Year (GIBBY)
2010 Player of the Week Award
2013 Player of the Month Award
2014 Player of the Month Award
2014 Player of the Week Award
World Series champion (2008)
Washington Nationals Ring of Honor
|Salary (Till now)||2003||$300,000|
|Total worth||$ 55 million|
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Lesser known facts about Jayson Werth
- Jayson Werth was born in 1979 in Springfield, the capital city of Illinois in the United States of America to parents of great sports and athletic legacy. His father, Jeff Gowan, was a very famous and renowned college baseball player who held many records while playing for his college baseball team at the Illinois State University, Illinois while his mother, Kim Schofield competed for the Olympic trials of athletics in long jump and hundred meters race for the United States of America.
- Seeing his paternal baseball legacy, Jayson Werth was always interested in playing baseball. Though his father played for only the college level baseball teams, his grandfather and paternal uncle, both, used to play as infielders in the Major League Baseball tournaments. Also, his stepfather, Dennis Werth, with whom he spent most of his childhood years (along with his mother) was also a Major League Baseball player who played four seasons of his professional Majors League baseball career for teams like the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals.
- Due to this great baseball legacy, the sport was in Jayson Werth’s blood and during his very initial childhood years, he used to play really well in it.
- At the age of seven, Jayson Werth used to travel with the local baseball teams across different states and even was a part of the team which always stood amongst the top four teams in the state championship of youth baseball.
- Jayson Werth even played the Khoury League when he was very young and was a member of the Bunn Brewers team.
- Jayson Werth, after playing in many state-level baseball championships, also went on to play the national baseball championship with the Springfield Flame team. His team stood third amongst all the teams in the national baseball championship tournament held at the Sandy Koufax World Series in 1993 at Spring city of Texas State after having won the state baseball championship and the Mid Regional Baseball Championship in that year.
- Owing to his amazing performances in the state and national level baseball championships, Jayson Werth was shortlisted for the United States Junior Pan Am Games in the year 1995, and all this was at such a young age.
- When Jayson Werth moved out of the Springfield city and went to study in the Glenwood High School in the city of Chatham in the Illinois State, he joined his high school baseball team and in high junior year scored such a good hitting average and home runs that he made his team win that year’s state championship in 1996. He became quite popular amongst all the high school teams during this time because of his great playing skills.
- Owing to his great performances in the high school baseball team, he was noticed by big names of the baseball association and was also nominated by the American Baseball Coaches Association to play as a catcher for the First Team of All America in the year 1997.
- After graduating from his high school, Jayson Werth went on to the University of Georgia to pursue further higher education. Although he initially planned on joining and playing in the University baseball team, destiny had something else and bigger planned for him. He was approached by the Baltimore Orioles to play in the minor draft of the Major League Baseball. He gracefully accepted this offer and player as a catcher for the team in the minor league.
- Jayson Werth made his Major League Baseball debut in the year 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays team. While playing this team, he realized that his real potential in baseball was not as a catcher but rather an outfielder.
- After playing in the Toronto Blue Jays for two years, Jayson Werth was traded off to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004.
- In 2005, Jayson Werth suffered an injury on his left wrist while playing a match but still continued to play with the broken wrist, showcasing his passion for the game.
- However, due to his negligence towards his injury, it got worse and Jayson Werth had to undergo wrist surgery to correct the broken wrist as well as repairing the two ligaments that tore during this time while continuous playing in spite of injury.
- In spite of undergoing wrist surgery, Jayson Werth’s wrist injury never completely healed and repaired. His wrist injury kept recurring. He even used corticosteroids medication to subside the inflammatory response in the wrist joint but it got medical complications and he had to stay off the field for full 2006 season because of these recurring problems in his wrist.
- At the end of the year 2006, Jayson Werth was traded off to the Philadelphia Phillies team. After being a part of this team for just six months, he again suffered a wrist injury but this time he was away from the field for only a few months and he returned as energetic to the field as ever.
- After his return from the disabled list, Jayson Werth performed amazingly well for the Philadelphia Phillies while their regular senior players were off the team due to injuries. He went on to score a very good average in batting and hitting home runs. He even hit a grand slam in one of the matches. Due to these amazing performances and winning streaks, Jayson Werth led the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series for the second time in their history.
- Jayson Werth continued his excellent game through the season of 2007 too. He performed so well and broke certain records during various matches that he went on to become one of the members of the All-Star team for the National League tournament that year.
- The same year in 2007, Jayson Werth also hit the first ever walk-off home run of his major professional field baseball career.
- It was due to Jayson Werth’s great performance in 2009 too that the Philadelphia Phillies went on to win the National League Championship Series that year.
- Jayson Werth was also named as the “Unsung Star of the Year” for his contribution to the win of Philadelphia Phillies team in the 2009 season of the Major League Baseball.
- In 2010, Jayson Werth was traded off to the Washington Nationals with a whopping amount of signing contract amount, which was amongst the topmost 14 highest signing amounts offered to any player in the history of baseball.
- In 2011, Jayson Werth struggled quite a lot on the field to keep up his batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage.
- In 2012, Jayson Werth again had an injury and broke his left wrist while catching the ball in one of the matches. Since it was the same wrist which caused him so much of trouble in his previous playing years, he took no risk and went on to consult the same physician who operated his wrist last time. The physician advised him to undergo another surgery so as to prevent any further ligament damage, which he readily did. The surgery cost him staying three months off the field.
- After returning to the field, Jayson Werth started batting on the lead spot for his team and greatly improved on his game with a good batting average, home runs and runs batted in.
- In 2013, Jayson Werth hit the 1000th run of his professional baseball career. That year, he also went on to become the 13th position in the Most Valuable Player of the Year list published by the National Baseball League.
- Jayson Werth continued playing good throughout the next few seasons and kept on adding new feathers and records to his cap.
- In 2017, Jayson Werth fractured his first metatarsal bone while playing during a match. The x-ray examination also showed bruises on his bone. Due to this injury, he had to remain off the field for quite a few months.
- After his return to the field after remaining on the disabled list for a few months, Jayson Werth played for quite some time with the Washington Nationals. He was also named for inclusion in the Ring of Honor of baseball at the Nats Park.
- In 2018, Jayson Werth had a short playing stint after being traded off to the Seattle Mariners where he played for only a few months, before finally announcing his retirement from the professional baseball field career.
- After retiring from baseball, Jayson Werth now stays with his wife and two children.