Philip Humber Wife Kristan Humber: Retired And Family Life

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Philip Humber wife, Kristan Humber, is an ideal partner for the former baseball player, who has supported him in every step of his life. 

It has been a long time since the pitcher left the game. However, the love and support of his wife has not been any less.

The pair resides in Carthage, Texas, the hometown of Humber after he retired from his professional career. 

Philip Humber On Houston Astros Photo Day
Philip Humber On Houston Astros Photo Day (Source: Twitter)

Philip Gregory Humber is an American former professional baseball pitcher in the MLB. He bounced around with different MLB teams for seven seasons.

He was drafted by the New York Mets as the fourth overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft.

Regardless, Humber found his most success as a member of the Chicago White Sox in the 2011-2012 season. He threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history against the Seattle Mariners from the mound.

Philip Humber Wife: Kristan Humber

The former MLB player is married to his lovely wife, Kristan Humber (born Jamison), who comes from a small Texas town like her husband.

She was born in Corsicana and lived briefly in Whitehouse before graduating from high school in College Station.

Philip, Wife Kristan And Son John
Philip, Wife Kristan And Son John (Source: Twitter)

Humber met his wife, Kristan, in College Station in 2005 after some mutual friends set them up. Luckily, their love progressed quickly, confirming their friends’ beliefs.

The love birds got married in November 2007 after dating for two years. As a proud wife, Kristan stood next to Humber as he bounced from team to team.

She was elated when her husband became a regular MLB starter in 2011. Even though the Humbers planned to wait another few years to start a family, it changed quickly. 

Kristan gave birth to the couple’s first child, John Gregory Humber, on May 1, 2012. The couple is raising their son in East Texas.

Philip Humber Retired And Family Life

Philip was born to parents Greg and Janet Humber on December 21, 1982. They were together with the player on his journey from their backyard batting cage to the big league. 

Humber retired from professional baseball on March 29, 2016. Interestingly, he went back to Rice University in 2017 to finish his coursework.

The former MLB pitcher graduated 13 years after his first stint at Rice with a degree in Arts as a Sport Management major.

In an interview, Humber compared balancing school and life post-baseball to professional baseball. According to him, the only difference was A’s and B’s instead of W’s and L’s

Philip Humber At The CCIM Institute
Philip Humber At The CCIM Institute (Source: LinkedIn)

Soon after graduation in 2017, Humber took a residence in Tyler and began a career in commercial real estate development.

It was a big accomplishment for him as he was offered a full-time position by the company he interned with.

Since then, he has earned the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) status and has been working as a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Burns Commercial Properties.

Aside from his work, Philip still maintains a connection to baseball. He coaches his son’s travel team. 

John, who turned 11 in May of 2023, loves all sports. Humber can be seen guiding his son and his team of little buddies.

Furthermore, the 2012 perfect game pitcher occasionally appears in events and programs as a guest speaker.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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