Robinson is one of an important baseball player in the Major League Baseball played some memorable game for the New York Yankees. Currently, this Dominican-American is playing as the second baseman for the Seattle Mariners in the MLB. It is the Seattle Mariners who recognized the playing ability of Robinson and signed a contract with the player worth $240million.
In the Major League Baseball history, this is the fourth highest deal in the transfer. Some rumors have always been surged up about him, but his playing had never got affected by any controversies.
He has quite cultivated a habit of receiving awards. He had received American League Rookie of the Year. He had also received AL Player of the Month Award. He had all Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award and many more.
It is quite easily understand that this tremendous baseball player has been earning quite handsomely through his successful career in the game. With his high salary, Robinson had already gathered not less than 50 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Robinson was born as Robinson José Canó Mercedes on 22nd October 1982 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. The initial name of Robinson has its base on a legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.
In later days to honor the legendary figure, while playing, he wore No.24 jersey which is the reverse number of 42 used by Jackie. His father Jose Cano was also had his career in baseball. Jose in the minor league played for Atlanta Braves, and in the 80s he had been in the squad of New York Yankees. In his childhood, his family moved to New Jersey and stayed there for three years. During this period he was enrolled at his 7th grade in the Newark School System to study until his 9th grade. For one year he also attended Barringer High School.
Eventually, his family returned to Dominican Republic Robinson was enrolled by his parents in San Pedro Apostol High School for his education. Robinson was very keen on playing basketball too along with his special likings for baseball. He also played for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter Baseball League. In the Minor League System, he started playing in the Gulf Coast League from 2001 for the Gulf Coast Yankees.
During his prone upstage, Robinson had also played in various leagues. In the South Atlantic League he played for Greensboro Bats, he was there in the New York Pen League for Staten Island Yankees. He was included in the Tampa Yankees to play in the Florida State League and also to experience Eastern League he got in the caps of Trenton Thunder in 2004. So to build a successful career in the professional world, Robinson had left no stone unturned. Next season Robinson went to Columbus Clippers.
Before getting into the professional circuit, Robinson had already been a known player and was playing baseball reasonably well. For Columbus and from Tony Womack took the second base hitting 330 in just 108. He got into the Major League on 3rd May 2005. He joined in New York Yankees in 2005 and gave a stupendous beginning to his career in the Major League Baseball. He got a majestic entry holding the American League Rookie of the Year at the closing of the season. Next year in September he got the AL Player of the Month Award. While signing with the Yankees, the contract was drafted till 2008.
Highly impressed by his caliber Yankees obliged them by extending the contract on 24th January 2008 for four more seasons for $24 million. He played some astonishing knock during these periods and earned the 3rd most voted player for MVP at the close of 2010 season.
His contribution to the Yankees would be remembered in golden words. Biding adieu he signed in with the Seattle Mariners in 2013. The worth of a player can be well apprehended by knowing that the transfer deal was made on a massive 240 million dollars, the fourth highest deal in the history of Major League. Among his various achievements in 2013 making Dominican Republic’s National Team, the World Baseball Classic champion requires special mentioning.
He also made proud the people of Dominican Republic by bring the World Baseball Classic MVP and also making his nation the All-World Baseball Classic Team in 2013. The gorgeous career at the MLB is studded with five Silver Slugger Awards and two Rawlings Gold Gloves Awards. In 2011 Robinson became the Home Run Derby Champion.
The master of the fields perhaps does not get a matching personality to excel in the personal life. Although apart from his baseball schedule Robinson has high engagements in the RC24 a foundation formed to help the poor kids. In New Jersey, a pediatric rehabilitation center has been open under his name at Hackensack University Medical Center.
He has not claimed the relation yet, but it is in the air that Robinson has someone there in the Dominican Republic who is also the mother of his son.
Whatever, Robinson enjoys the sponsorship of various renowned brands as Nike, Wilson, SSK, Marucci and many more. He loves to drive Range Rover Sport, Ferrari, Porsche Panamera and few more.
Full Name: Robinson José Canó Mercedes
Date of Birth: 22nd October 1982
Birth Place: San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Age: 36 Year Old
Profession: Professional Baseball Player
Height: 6 Feet / 183 cm
Weight: 95 Kg / 209.44 lbs
Net worth: $50 Million