Quick Facts James Shields
- NameJames Shields
- Birth Year1981
- Birth month12
- FatherJack Shields
- Birth PlaceNew Hall, California
- ProfessionAmerican professional baseball pitcher
- Married toRyane Barber
- EducationWilliam S. Hart High School, Louisiana State University
- MotherCindy Shields
James Shields is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox of the Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he pitched for the team San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Talking about the personal life of James Shields, he married his girlfriend, Ryane Barber. The husband and wife are blessed with two daughters. Let’s know more about James Shields and his personal life, career, early life, married, girlfriend, life, relationship, salary, net worth and much more.
James Shield Early Life and Education
James Anthony Shield was born on December 20, 1981, in New Hall, California, to Jack Shields, father, and Cindy Shields, mother. He has two older brothers. He is also the first cousin of former MLB outfielder Aaron Rowand. Regarding his nationality, he is American and belongs to white ethnicity.
Shield attended William S. Hart High School where he started playing baseball. During that time, he was named Los Angeles Times Valley Player of the Year. Later on, he got a full scholarship to play baseball at Louisiana State University. However, he declined the scholarship and signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
James Shield Career
James Shield began his professional baseball career after he was drafted in 16th round of the 2000 amateur baseball draft. He played with its team for almost six years and then joined Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres respectively.
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Throughout the 2014 season, he has 114 wins, 90 losses, and 1,626 strikeouts. In 2016, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Erik Johnson and Fernando Tatis Jr. Thenceforth, he has been playing with Chicago White Sox.
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James Shield Personal Life
James Shield got married to his girlfriend, Ryane Barber in November 2007 in Kauai, Hawaii. The husband and wife are blessed with two daughters.
The couple has been living together for almost 11 years and still, they are very happy with their relationship. They have not involved in any other love affairs and neither there have been any disputes between the couple which would lead to divorce.
James Shield Net Worth
James Shield earns a decent amount of money from his baseball professions. Currently, he receives $13 million as a salary per year from Chicago White Sox. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $25 million.
Despite being a renowned baseball player, James Shield is away from the social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter. Because of this, it has made harder to know about his cars collections and houses.