Ryan Madson Bio: Baseball Career, Injury, Family & Net Worth

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There is no doubt that baseball is one of the most popular games, and many people follow this game religiously and with great interest.

When we talk about baseball, one name comes to our mind, that is Ryan Madson. Ryan is considered one of the best baseball players of all time.

Every baseball player dreams of playing in MLB (Major League Baseball) so, did Ryan.

Throughout his MLB career, Ryan played for Philadelphia Phillies, Kanas City Royals, Oakland Athletica, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ryan Madson
Ryan Madson

Ryan had his MLB debut in 2003 September. Back then, he was playing for Philadelphia Phillies.

Undoubtedly, Ryan has won a lot of matches in his career. This is the reason why he is considered a great personality in baseball.

Today, let’s dive into the life of Ryan Madson and discuss his childhood, career, age, personal life, injury, and many more.

But first, let’s have a look at the quick facts.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Ryan Michael Madson
Birth Place Long Beach, California
Birth Date August 28,  1980
Residence Moreno Valley
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Valley View High School
Horoscope Virgo
Win-Loss record 61-48
Earned run average 3.48
Position Pitcher
Age 43 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 6 inch
Weight 234 lbs.
Hair Colour Light Brown
Eye Colour Blue
Annual Salary  $7,333,333
Marital Status Married
Children 5
Profession Baseball Player
MLB debut September 27, 2003
Team Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics
Last game appearance September 29, 2018
Jersey number #50 (Los Angeles Dodgers), #46 (Kansas City Royals), #44 (Washington Nationals), #44 ( Oakland Athletics)
Net Worth $30-40 Million
Salary 850,000 USD 
Nickname Blest
Affiliations MLB
Social Media Twitter
Merch Rookie Cards, Autographed Items
Last Update May, 2024

Ryan Madson | Early Life, Family, and Education

Ryan Madson was born on August 28, 1980, in Long Beach, California, United States. Sadly, not much has been mentioned related to his parents.

But as per sources, Ryan had a great childhood, and his parents did everything to make him happy and fulfilled his demands as much as they could.

As a kid, Ryan was a bright student. He was very good at studies and extracurricular activities as well.

From his early school days, he played baseball. He graduated from Valley View High School with a GPA of 3.5. During his high school days, he played baseball for USC.

How old is Ryan Madson? Age, Height, and Body Measurement

At the time of writing, Ryan is 43 years old as of 2024. He celebrates his birthday every year before Halloween.

Likewise, Ryan is a Virgo according to his birth chart horoscope. His horoscope defines him to be dedicated, well-spoken, and well-behaved.

He is career-oriented and knows what he wants from life, and achieved it to some extent. Madson is always dedicated to his work, brimming with passion.

His hard work and never-giving-up personality made him the person he is today. Rayn has inspired a lot of youths.

Despite being from an average family, he managed to gain a lot of fame and money. Likewise, we would like to add, Madson is the second-best pitcher in MLB.

Ryan has a great personality and is well built. He is 6 ft. 6 inches tall. Besides, he has blue eyes and light brown hair.

As Madson is a player, he has to manage his body and should stay fit. He weighs 234 lbs, which is good for him as a baseball player.

Ryan Madson | Professional Playing Career

Ryan used to play baseball from a very early age. After Madson completed his studies, he chose baseball as a career for him.

He used to play baseball for USC in his college days. However, Ryan wanted to do something massive in life. So, he thought baseball would be a great career path for him as he loves playing baseball.

Ryan Madson
Ryan Madson

From here, his actual journey began, and he never looked back. Today, he is Ryan Madson because he is dedicated, motivated, and passionate about what he does.

Philadelphia Phillies

Madson played baseball, but he made his debut in MLB in 2003 September. Besides, he started playing for the Philadelphia Phillies. Ryan was selected in the 9th round of MLB in 1998.

In 2005, Madson finished with an earned run average of 4.14 in 87 innings. However, he was just a starting pitcher until 2006.

But he got his big career break in 2008. Ryan became part of the “bridge to Lidge.” This achievement boosted his willpower to do something. As a result, he started performing really well in every game.

Madson got his first victory when his team defeated Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2008 NLCS.

Ryan Madson
Ryan Madson

Besides, Ryan becomes the first choice after Lidge got placed on the disabled list. Ryan played well for the team in Lidge’s absence.

In 2011 (while Lidge was still on the disabled list), Ryan was chosen to close for the Phillies.

Even after Lidge’s come back in July, Madson did an outstanding performance. And he finished the season with 32 saves, 62 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.37.

Madson was a free agent, and verbally he was promised 4 years contract with the Phillies worth $44 Million. But later, the Phillies Manager made another player stay with Phillies for $50 Million instead of Madson.

Cincinnati Reds

Madson joined the Reds in 2011 after the Phillies didn’t sign him. At Reds, Madson had a year contract worth $8.5 Million.

Unfortunately, Ryan couldn’t play the whole 2012 season, as he had a ligament tear in his right elbow. Though, he never played for the Reds and became a free agent afterward.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Again, Madson made a year contract with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2012. He was signed for the whole season.

However,  Madson couldn’t play for the 2013 season, as he was on the disabled list for 15 days due to his Tommy John Surgery.

But sadly, he was released by the Los Angeles of Anaheim in August of 2013. He didn’t even play a single match. Lastly, Madson retired in 2014 after any team didn’t take him due to his injury.

Kansas City Royals

After he recovered from the injury, he was offered a minor league contract with Kansas City Royals.

Nevertheless, Madson and Kansas City Royals had a deal that Ryan would be offered $1 Million if he enters the major league. Amazingly, he made a great comeback and played really well.

Oakland Athletics

Madson, after his recovery, was doing very well in his game. Meanwhile, he was offered 3 years contract worth $22 Million by Oakland Athletics in 2015. However, He had a 2.06 ERA through 40 games.

Washington Nationals

Madson joined Washington Nationals in 2017. However, he had to deal with a lot of criticism.

Dejectedly, he was accused of hitting a baseman of the Reds with a fastball. Succeeding, Madson later claims it to be an accidental hit.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Lastly, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018. Ryan signs the contract for a minor league pitcher. Madson was the winning pitcher in game 7 of 2018.

Ryan Madson | Personal Life, Wife & Kids

Madson is a family man. His life is as beautiful as his career. Undoubtedly, life is not the bed of roses. Indeed, he must have faced a lot of problems.

But he has managed to gain fame and time for family. Ryan Madson is married to Sarah Crandall. Sarah and Ryan dated for several years and finally got married in 2002.

They are blessed with five kids. Ella is their only daughter, while the other 4 are sons (Ben, Tyler, Sean, and Luke).

Madson loves to spend time with his kids. He loves playing with them and being around them. Ryan is a complete family man.

Ryan Madson with his family
Ryan Madson with his family.

Whereas both Ryan and Sarah don’t like much public attention in their personal life. As they are a celebrity couple, obviously everyone would be interested in their life.

Sarah, on many occasions, has said she doesn’t like the fans. She finds it really uncomfortable to be surrounded by people every time.

Both Sarah and Ryan want to give their kids a normal life. They want their kids to learn to live a normal life.

Despite his busy career, Madson tries to give as much time as he can to his family. He loves his wife and children. He has always been available when his family needs him. For him, family always comes above all.

Ryan Madson | Summary Career Stats

Summary 13.7 61 48 3.48 740 18 91 869.2 775 1.242

Ryan Madson | Net Worth and Salary 

It is self-evident that Ryan earns quite a good amount of money and lives a lavish life. He has been working as a Baseball player since 1998. Undoubtedly, he has a whopping amount of money.

It is estimated that Madson has a net worth of $30-40 Million. In addition, his house is estimated to be $2.2 Million. Currently, Madson earns $8 Million per year.

Apart from that, he had a $22 million contract with Oakland, an $8.5 million contract with Cincinnati.

Madson also receives many incentives (singing incentives, bonuses, injury incentives) apart from salary. However, it is not disclosed how Ryan spends his money.

But, surely, he lives a good and lavish life as he earns well. And, of course, he has provided his kids with the best education.

Social Media Presence:

Ryan Madson is not active on any social media platform. He has a Twitter account, which he hasn’t used since 2011.

He is a public figure, yet he likes to keep his personal life private. As a result, Madson’s Instagram and Facebook accounts can’t be found, as well.

However, we wish Ryan Madson opens an Instagram account soon, so his fans can see more from his personal life.

He is an inspiration to a lot of youths. Besides, his social media can inspire a lot of people of this generation. Madson can advise about healthy eating through social media as well.

Additionally, Ryans’ wife doesn’t like fans and constant attention. This might be one of the reasons why Madson is not on any social media platform.

Lastly, Ryan Madson is a great player, a loyal husband, and a loving father. He is doing his best to make his family happy. He indeed is a family man.

Some FAQs:

Where did Washington Nationals trade Ryan Madson?

Ryan Madson was traded from Washington Nationals to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 31, 2018, in exchange for minor league pitcher Andrew Istler.

What position did Ryan Madson play in?

Ryan Madson played in pitcher position in the Major Baseball League (MLB).

Why did Ryan Madson miss the 2012 season?

 Ryan Madson missed the 2012 season because of a torn ligament in his right elbow.

Who replaced Ryan Madson on Cincinnati Reds closer?

Jonathan Papelbon, the professional baseball relief pitcher, was signed to replace Ryan Madon as the Cincinnati Reds closer.

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Anusha K.C

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