Jake Wong Parents Pete Wong And Amy Yanish- Sister And Family

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Jake Wong’s parents, Pete Wong and Amy Yanish were both athletes in colleges that would tow his interest in sports.

The right-handed pitcher’s father used to play soccer, while his mother is a former basketball player. Moreover, his younger sister also played soccer at college.

Despite their diverse sports background, all of the Wong family members have respect for each other’s passion.

Jake Wong, A Baseball Pitcher At GCU Plays For The MLB Team Cincinnati Reds
Jake Wong, A Baseball Pitcher At GCU, Plays For The MLB Team Cincinnati Reds (Source: GCU Athletics)

Jacob Ryne Wong, a native of Chandler, Arizona, is signed with the Cincinnati Reds ever since he was traded from the San Francisco Giants on December 13, 2022.

Wong, the 2018 MLB draft pick of the Giants, played in the minor league system all these years before the Red bought his contract on June 26, 2023, to promote him to the major league.

There he joins the rosters like Joey Votto, Kevin Newman, Curt Casali, and Luke Weaver, to name a few.

According to Spotrac, his salary with the Cincinnati Reds is $375,487 for the 2023 MLB season.

His baseball proficiency dates back to his college days at Grand Canyon University. As a junior at GCU, Jake made his career-high strikeouts fanning 10 Penn State batters in six scoreless innings.

Jake Wong Parents: Pete Wong And Amy Yanish

Wong was born on September 3, 1996, to his former college athlete parents, Pete Wong and Amy Yanish.

Given his family background in sports, it’s obvious that Jake was active in athletics from a young age.

Jacob Ryne Wong’s father, Pete Wong, is a former college soccer player who played at Kent State University from 1985 to 1987.

Wong's Father Pete Wong Played Collegiate Soccer At Kent State
Wong’s Father Pete Wong Played Collegiate Soccer At Kent State (Source: Facebook)

Similarly, Jake’s athletic mother, Amy Yanish, excelled as a basketball player at Northern Arizona University from 1993 to 1995. She was a noted three-pointer threat during her heydays.

Many even claim that Wong’s parents got together due to their interest in sports.

Father Is A Business Executive

The MLB player’s dad Pete Wong is now in business ventures. He serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at Troon (2012-now), a hospitality/golf management company.

Pete is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State & later obtained BS in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

He used to work as a regional employment representative at United Airlines (1994 -96).

In 1998, he joined as the VP of Human Resources for the NBA team Phoenix Suns (worked until 2012 ) and the MLB team Arizona Diamondbacks (worked until 2008).

From 2000 to 2007, Pete Wong was an adjunct faculty at Scottsdale Community College.

Besides, nothing much on Jake’s mom Amy is out as of this writing, but she has Instagram & Facebook profiles, where she rarely makes an update.

Wong’s Sister Jessica Is A Former Soccer Player

The Cincinnati Reds pitcher grew up with a younger sister Jessica & a younger brother named Josh Wong.

Jake’s sister Jessica Wong followed her father’s footsteps into soccer but played through her college days only.

She played as a midfielder for her brother’s alma mater Grand Canyon University from 2017 to 2020.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, she started in three games out of 11 starts & scored two goals (from three shots).

Jake Wong & His Younger Sister Jessica Wong
Jake Wong & His Younger Sister Jessica Wong (Source: GCU Athletics)

A 2020 graduate with a degree in Business Administration, Jessica works as a virtual sales specialist at CISCO (April 2023-now).

According to her LinkedIn profile, she was previously a healthcare recruiter at Medix for a year (Feb 2022-2023).

From 2019 to 2022, Jessica Wong worked full-time at Lululemon as an educator & visual merchandiser.

Moreover, between 2018 & 2020, she also ran her business strategy & consultation company Scrunchie Junkie.

As an undergraduate, she used to work at Barro’s Pizza from 2015 to 2020.

Jessica Wong Is Dating- Boyfriend Also Plays Baseball

Jake Young’s sister Jessica is currently in a relationship with Drew Swift.

Born Andrew Patrick Swift on February 15, 1999, he is also an Arizona native & currently plays baseball in minor league teams.

He was the round-eight (248th overall) pick of the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 MLB draft.

Both Andrew & Jessica attended Hamilton High School; according to a Facebook post by Miss Young, she & Swift have known each other since the 4th grade.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey is a versatile writer with a passion for exploring the diverse and dynamic world of sports. His articles offer readers a captivating blend of sports analysis, human interest stories, and cultural insights, providing a holistic view of the athletes and events that shape the sports landscape.


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