The baseball pitcher Dean Kremer was born to Israeli parents Adi and Sigal Kremer.
Kremer holds strong connections with Israel, a nation where recent days of combat have caused a significant loss of life and left many wounded.
On Monday, the 27-year-old shared with reporters his contemplation of the ongoing conflict and the health and safety of his extended family in Israel.
Raised in California, Dean Kremer attended Lincoln High School, where he played baseball as a right fielder and pitcher and was twice named Second Team All-League.
He attended San Joaquin Delta College before transferring to the University of Las Vegas for his sophomore year.
In 2015, the San Diego Padres drafted Kremer, a momentous occasion as he became the first Israeli ever selected in the MLB draft but decided to play college baseball for the UNLV Rebels.
Later, the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB draft.
However, it wasn’t until September 2020 that he finally made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
Additionally, Kremer has represented the Israel national baseball team in numerous international tournaments.
Dean Kremer Parents: Father Adi & Mother Sigal Kremer
The baseball pitcher Dean Kremer was born to Israeli parents Adi and Sigal Kremer on January 7, 1996.
After completing their service in the Israel Defense Forces, they relocated to the United States.
Dean’s father pursued college tennis at the University of the Pacific, attending on a tennis scholarship.
Additionally, he has two younger brothers, Ron, who serves in the Israeli Army, and Niv.
Kremer’s grandparents are residents of Israel, with their homes in Tel Aviv and Rishon LeZion.
Apart from his parents and youngest brother, his extended family resides in Israel.
Additionally, Dean spends two months of every year living in Israel and holds dual Israeli-American citizenship.
Notably, Kremer is fluent in Hebrew, and the family speaks Hebrew at home.
Father: Adi Kremer
Dean’s father, Adi Kremer, is one of the most decorated Pacific men’s tennis players in Tiger history.
Teaming up with Jorge Abrue, he was named to the First-Team All-Big West doubles team.
By the end of his sophomore season, he had reached the 39th spot in the national rankings.
Furthermore, Adi Kremer completed his undergraduate education at the university, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in computer and information sciences in 1995.
Subsequently, he pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university in 1997.
Moreover, he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pacific men’s tennis team.
Recognizing his contributions, he was inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
Presently, Adi is an information security officer at Ponder Solutions.