Tim Kurkjian Brother Andy And Matt: Family Tree

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Just like Tim Kurkjian, his brothers have also left an indelible mark on the world of sports, particularly within the realm of baseball. 

Tim Kurkjian brothers, Andy and Matt Kurkjian, have both earned their places in the hallowed halls of the Catholic University (CU) Cardinals Hall of Fame.

In this article, we will explore the inspiring story of the Kurkjian brothers, their contributions to the world of baseball, and the enduring legacy they leave behind.

Tim Kurkjian Joined ESPN In 1998
Tim Kurkjian Joined ESPN In 1998 (Source: ESPN)

Tim Kurkjian, a Major League Baseball analyst, is ESPN’s lead baseball analyst and reporter featuring on Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter

Kurkjian has made a name for himself, passing on baseball athletes’ stories and legacies for generations to come.

Born on December 10, 1956, in Bethesda, Maryland, Kurkjian began writing for the student newspaper and the school’s yearbook at Walter Johnson High School.

In 1978, Kurkjian graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Beginning with an entry-level position with the Washington Star, Kurkjian eventually joined ESPN in 1998 as a baseball insider.

Kurkjian was awarded the 2022 BBWAA Career Excellence Award during induction ceremonies for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Tim Kurkjian Brother: Andy And Matt

The Kurkjian brothers shared a passion for baseball from an early age. They grew up in a supportive environment that encouraged their athletic pursuits.

As their father was a really good player, he taught his three sons to play and love the game.  

Meet Andy Kurkjian

Andrew “Andy” Kurkjian, the eldest of the three brothers, was a standout baseball player at Catholic University from 1971 to 1975.

His dedication to the sport was evident from his exceptional performance. Andy’s impressive statistics made him a revered figure in the Cardinals’ baseball program.

Andy Was Enshrined In Catholic University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999
Andy Was Enshrined In Catholic University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999 (Source: Facebook)

Off the field, Andy pursued a degree in Bachelor of Science. He went on to graduate with a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering.

Likewise, Andy made a career in Research and New Product Development for Schlumberger from 1978 to 2004.

Similarly, he served as the President of Oilfield Technology Needs Assessment and OTNA Services. He also held the position of Director of Engineering for multiple companies.

Lastly, Andy joined GR Energy Services in 2017. He was an Independent Contractor for the company until October of 2022.

Meet Matt Kurkjian

Matt, following in his elder brother’s footsteps, also attended Catholic University and became a star player for the Cardinals.

His skill on the field, particularly as a power-hitting third baseman, earned him a place among the university’s baseball legends.

In his junior year, the 1977 CU team won the ECAC Division I Championship, beating heavily favored St. John’s. 

Matt Kurkjian Passed Away On September 4, 2023
Matt Kurkjian Passed Away On September 4, 2023 (Source: Facebook)

While his playing career was exceptional, it was Matt’s resilience and determination that truly set him apart.

In 2021, he was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Despite the immense challenges that ALS presented, Matt continued to be an inspiration to all who knew him.

Tragically, Matt died of ALS at his home in Darnestown, MD, on September 4, 2023, at the age of 67.

It was devastating for Tim as Matt was his best friend. Growing up, the brothers were inseparable and did everything together.

Regardless, Matt leaves a legacy of care, concern, and kindness to all. Serving as a role model for aspiring athletes, his legacy will live on for generations to come. 

Kurkjian Family Tree

The Kurkjian brothers were born to Badrig “Jeff” Kurkjian, a mathematician, and Joyce “Joy” Kurkjian.

Tim Kurkjian With His Wife And Kids
Tim Kurkjian With His Wife And Kids (Source: Facebook)

Tim Kurkjian got married to Kathleen “Kathy” Patrick on November 26, 1983. Reportedly, Kathy is a lawyer.

Moreover, the pair have two children together. While their daughter, Kelly, is a creative director at a marketing agency, their son, Jeff, is a KCYE radio show host.

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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