An MLB player Spencer Strider got his athletic genes from his mother, Bonnie, a former softball player. Strider’s outstanding performance does attract attention to his personal life, so comes queries about his parents.
The Ohio-born baseball pitcher currently plays for the MLB team Atlanta Braves after they picked him in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft.
There he joins the highest earners & elites of the Braves: Matt Olson, Charlie Morton, & Ronald Acuna Jr.
On October 10, 2022, Strider signed a six-year $75 million deal that earns him an average annual salary of $12.5 million.
Spencer Strider, an alumnus of Clemson University, was the 35th-round pick of the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 MLB draft but opted to play college baseball then.
After three seasons in collegiate baseball, he again saw an MLB draft & made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2021.
In his rookie season, Strider won the 2021 World Series against the two-times MLB champ Houston Astros.
Moreover, in the 2022 MLB season, his team (the Braves) reach the playoffs but lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in the Divisional series.
Spencer Strider: Parents & Family Background
The American MLB baseball pitcher was born on October 18, 1998, in Columbus, Ohio, to parents Bonnie Barkley Strider and Robert Strider.
Spencer Strider grew up as the eldest of two kids; he has a younger sister named Sarah Strider, born in 2003. The two siblings have an age gap of six years.
As reported, it was Strider’s mother, Bonnie, who pulled him into sports. As reported, she was a softball player who played as a third base at Thomas Worthington High School.
According to her Facebook post, Bonnie (birthday on March 24) is a stylist at a clothing brand Cabi.
Further details of the MLB star’s father & his family background are yet to be out.
Spencer’s mother is active on Instagram (@spencesarahmom) and Facebook, where she often shares pictures of her works & kids.
Married Life & Wife
Spencer Strider is married & lives with his longtime girlfriend-turned-wife Maggie Whitner Strider.
The two married on November 12, 2022, after nine months of engagement but kept the wedding under wraps.
In January 2023, Maggie posted a moment from their wedding on her Facebook profile.
On February 20, 2022, the MLB player got down on one knee & confirmed their engagement via an Instagram post.
Moreover, Spencer’s mother also confirmed it sharing the moment of the proposal on her Facebook.
As reported, Spencer and Maggie met while both were students at Knoxville’s Christian Academy.
They were in a long-distance relationship, as Strider went to Clemson University & the latter went to the University of Tennessee, but it won’t fade their adoration for each other.
More On Spencer’s Wife Maggie
Born on September 24, 1998, in Cartersville, Georgia, Maggie is one of four children to Gordon Whitener & Sussie Whitener.
She grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, with an elder brother John Whitener & two sisters: Macy & Molly.
Her father Gordon is a businessman; he is the founder and CEO of The Whitener Company, LLC. Her mother, Susie Whitener, is a board member of the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee.
Maggie Whitener worked as the director of communications at NewLife Gathering Church (2018- 20). Formerly, she was a part-timer at Buttermilk Sky Pie Franchise & then was in the sales team at Cruze Farm Dairy.
She is the 2021 grad of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.