|Dansby Swanson Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||February 11, 1994|
Dansby Swanson is an American professional baseball player who has played, as a shortstop, for the Atlanta Braves (2016–Present) in Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2021, he was part of the Braves‘ squad that had won the World Series (the championship series of MLB) by defeating the Houston Astros by a margin of 4 games to 2. Representing the United States, he had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2014 Haarlem Baseball Week, an international invitation baseball tournament in Haarlem, the Netherlands, that was first held in 1961 and has been held in even-numbered years since 1972.
James Dansby Swanson
Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Dansby had attended the Marietta High School, the only high school in the Marietta City Schools District, Georgia. After his high school graduation, he joined Vanderbilt University in 2012, a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he had played for the Vanderbilt Commodores college baseball team.
Professional Baseball Player
- Father – Cooter Swanson (Former College Baseball Player)
- Mother – Nancy Swanson (née Dansby) (Former College Basketball and Tennis Player)
- Siblings – Chase Swanson (Older Brother) (Former College Baseball Player), Lindsey Swanson (Older Sister) (Former College Softball Player)
7, 2 – Atlanta Braves
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Dansby has dated –
- Mallory Pugh (2017-Present) – Dansby started dating professional soccer player Mallory Pugh in December 2017. They had been introduced to each other by professional baseball player Jace Peterson who is Mallory’s brother-in-law and a former teammate of Dansby. The couple became engaged in December 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Overgrown, tousled, wavy hair
- Sports a rugged beard
Dansby Swanson Facts
- Dansby had been picked by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB Draft but had given up the offer so that he could join Vanderbilt University.
- In his freshman year at university, he could play only 11 games because of a broken bone in his foot and a torn labrum in his shoulder.
- He had helped his team win the 2014 College World Series and was named the ‘College World Series Most Outstanding Player’. He was also a finalist for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the country’s top college player.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks had then selected him 1st overall in the 2015 MLB Draft, with a USD 6.5 million signing bonus. In December 2015, during the 2015–16 offseason, the Arizona Diamondbacks had traded him to the Atlanta Braves. In August 2016, he had been promoted to the major leagues and was assigned jersey number 2.
- In September 2016, he had hit an inside-the-park home run against the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves’ first such home run since 2001. He had also become just the 2nd Atlanta Braves player to ever make an inside-the-park home run with his 1st career big league home run.
- Before the start of the 2017 season, he had revealed that he would be wearing his college uniform number (7) for the Atlanta Braves henceforth. This was after the incumbent had been traded to another team.
Featured Image by Dansby Swanson / Instagram