Lance McCullers Jr. is a baseball player who plays in the MLB for the Houston Astros. He made his debut in 2015, and so far he has won the World Series in his professional career, which began not long ago. His sporting successes cannot be seen in isolation, like his father, Lance McCullers Sr., not only played baseball but also had a professional career in the MLB. Here you will find everything you need to know about Lance McCullers.
Bio and Age
The Astros’ starting player was born on October 2, 1993, in Tampa, Florida, the son of Lance Graye McCullers Sr. and Stacie McCullers Jr. in the family of Lance McCullers. Like most people who make it far in any sport, Lance started playing very early in life thanks to his father who, as mentioned above, was also a baseball player.
Senior McCullers spent seven seasons in the MLB as a pitcher with the San Diego Padres from 1985 to 1988, the New York Yankees from 1989 to 1990, the Detroit Tigers in 1990, and then the Texas Rangers in 1992. He retired from the game just one year before his son was born. Nevertheless, the only thing he wanted for his child as an adolescent was to be able to play and enjoy baseball without any pressure, and so he hardly ever refers to his playing time.
Although the main sport of Lance McCullers Jr. had always been baseball, he also played a little soccer with his friend Jose Fernandez, with whom he also played baseball since they were both in high school. Unfortunately, Jose Fernandez, who also played in the MLB, died in 2016 after a boating accident. To pay his respects, Lance wore his number on his shoe.
McCullers Jr. attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida where he graduated. While in high school, he was an exceptional player who was named Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year in 2012. That year he was 13-0 for the school team.
Without going to college, Lance McCullers Jr. decided to participate in the 2012 MLB Draft and was named 41st in the Houston Astros.
In his career in the Minor League, he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits in the Class A Midwest League, which then won the Midwest League Championship in 2013. He then advanced to the Midwest League Championship and played for the Lancaster JetHawks. Lance began playing in the Class AA Texas League for the Corpus Christi Hooks before advancing to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League for Fresno Grizzlies and then to the MLB in 2015.
Since then, it has been the Houston Astros for which Lance McCullers Jr. has played. In 2017 the team won the World Series and he made the leap to All-Star.
Lance McCullers Jr – Wife and Parents
As mentioned above, the parents of Lance McCullers Jr. are Lance McCullers Sr. and Stacie McCullers. Apart from the fact that they both supported their son all the way, the younger McCullers described that his father was his best friend with whom he trained and went to the games when he grew up.
In 2015 he married Kara McCullers (née Kilfoile). Although it is not known when they started dating, one of their earliest pictures on social media showed them together in 2012. After the 2013 season, Lance took the woman, who would later become his wife, on a trip to Paris and proposed to her there.
The couple made the covenant in December 2015 in the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in Tampa. They had their honeymoon in Italy, where they visited places like Rome, Florence, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast.
Kara McCullers was born on April 2, 1992, in Tampa, Florida, as Kara Leigh Kilfoile. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida but later went to the University of South Florida, where she earned a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.
Both Lance and Kara are great dog lovers; Kara describes herself on Instagram as a wife and puppy mother. Accordingly, most of her pictures are either with her husband or with dogs. The couple is involved in animal-related charitable activities, for which they established the Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation to raise funds for the adoption of pets.
Height and Weight
Lance is not only a good-looking man but also has a good height and an athletic build. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and has a body weight of 205 pounds.