Is Jacob deGrom Christian Or Jewish? Religion And Ethnicity

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Fans are curious about the Texas Rangers pitcher Jacob deGrom’s religion- whether he is Christian or Jewish. Well, the MLB player is Christian.

A third-generation native of Florida, deGrom has his ethnic heritage roots in Germany, England, and Belgium. There is no denying that he is of mixed ethnicity.

Even if the 2-time NL Cy Young Award winner barely talks about his religious beliefs or ethnic background, subtle hints give away the answers.

MLB Player deGrom Is The Two-Time Winner Of Cy Young Award
MLB Player deGrom Is The Two-Time Winner Of Cy Young Award (Source: Twitter)

Jacob Anthony deGrom is an American baseball pitcher who throws a four-seam fastball (99 mph) and sometimes mixes in change (92 mph).

Currently, deGrom plays for the MLB team, Texas Rangers, after signing a 5-year/$185 million contract on December 2, 2022.

It made him the highest-paid player of the Rangers, ahead of Corey Seager, Marcus Siemen, and Max Scherzer.

The Rangers won the 2023 World Series. However, Jacob didn’t get to play as he had to undergo Tommy John surgery in June of that year.

The four-time All-Star honoree was the 9th-round pick of the New York Mets in the 2010 MLB draft. He spent four seasons in the minor league before his major league debut on May 15, 2014.

Jacob deGrom Religion: Is He Christian Or Jewish?

The two-time Cy Young Award winner has yet to talk about his religion publicly, unlike other devout players who are vocal about their faith.

Sources say that Jacob deGrom is Christian. Yet, he is not seen wearing cross necklaces or with any “cross” tattoos that are quite popular among Christian players to show their beliefs.

But one of the early hints is that deGrom attended a Florida-based Calvary Christian Academy, a private Christian school. There, he became the District 9 Class 1A player of the year.

Jacob deGrom religion is Christianity
Former NY Mets Player Jacob Is Christian (Source: New York Times)

The Rangers player and his wife, Stacey deGrom (nee Harris), had a Christian wedding on November 8, 2014, at the Delamater House. They are now parents of two kids: Jaxon and Aniston. 

Moreover, his wife’s Facebook post features a photo from Psalm 37: 4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Jacob is not active on social media, so insights into his personal life are limited. Probably away from the eye of the media, deGrom showcases his faith in god, too.

What Is Jacob deGrom’s Ethnicity?

The American-born baseball pitcher is of mixed ethnicity- with English, German, and a small amount of Irish and Flemish roots.

Jacob’s parents and grandparents have been US residents, making him a third generation of the deGrom family living in the States.

The Stetson University alum was born on June 19, 1988, in Florida to Tony deGrom, a retired AT&T lineman, and Tammy deGrom, a customer service representative.

Furthermore, in the deGrom household, there were two other members, Jacob’s sisters, Jessica and Sarah.

Jacob deGrom's Father Tony deGrom
Jacob deGrom’s Father, Tony deGrom (Source: NY Post)

The ‘deGrom’ surname has historic traces to Britain and Belgium.

As reported, the MLB player’s paternal grandfather, Hubert Adolph deGrom, had a connection to Belgium.

Hubert was the son of Sidney Louis C. De Grom, whose father, Pierre Joseph De Grom (Jacob’s great-great-grandfather), was Belgian of Flemish ancestry. His great-grandmother Martha Witschtowfki was German.

The baseball player’s maternal grandmother, Mary, and her father, Norris (his great-grandfather), were born in Florida and had roots in Germany. On the other, Jacob’s great-grandmother, Mary, had Irish ties.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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