Mark DeRosa, or should we say “the Pulse,” is a former professional baseball player in the pitch from 1998 to 2013.
During his fifteen years of a long career, Mark has played for teams like Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Since his retirement in 2013, Mark has been serving as a sportscaster for the MLB Network. No matter what, Mark is bound to succeed in all of his endeavors.
Hence, we thought it would be well to know more about this successful player who served in almost all the positions there is in baseball.
From his family to his career to the current profession, everything will be revealed right here.
Mark DeRosa: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Mark Thomas DeRosa|
|Birth Date||February 26, 1975|
|Birth Place||Passaic, New Jersey, US|
|Known as||The Pulse|
|Education||Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Age||47 Years Old|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch(185 cm)|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Former Professional MLB Player, Sportscaster|
|Team||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
|Merch||Autographed Photo, Trading Cards|
|Last Update||June, 2022|
Who is Mark DeRosa?- Family and College
The former professional baseball player, Mark DeRosa was born in Passaic, New Jersey, the United States of America.
His full name is Mark Thomas DeRosa. As much as we want, Mark has not spilled much when it comes to his parents and siblings.
Likewise, Mark grew up in Carlstadt, New Jersey, also the place where he attended Bergen Catholic High School. There he earned all-state honors in baseball and football.
After that, he went to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and started as a quarterback from 1993 to 1995 and played varsity baseball from 1994 to 1996.
Not to mention, DeRosa even played collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Bourne Braves. Finally, he graduated in the year 1997.
As for his nationality, he is American, while his ethnicity is Italian-American, meaning DeRosa is of Italian descent.
How tall is Mark DeRosa?- Age and Body Measurements
The Italian descent Mark DeRosa is a former baseball player who pretty much played in every position except center field, pitcher, and catcher. But what makes him impressive is his ability and physical prowess to serve all those roles. This robust athlete stands at 6 feet 1 inch(185 cm) and weighs around 97 kgs(215 lbs).
Likewise, it was his years of training as a player that helped him accomplish and push himself forward in the pitch. As of now, DeRosa is 45 years old.
This New Jersey native was born on February 26, 1975, under the sun sign of Pisces.
Professional MLB Career
In the 1996 Major League Baseball draft, Mark was picked by the Atlanta Braves in the seventh round and 212th overall.
Following that, he finally made his MLB debut on September 2, 1998, as a shortstop.
Until 2001, the young DeRosa passed as a backup utility player, where he played for both infield and outfield.
By 2002, he spent more time in the pitch and started as third baseman from the early 2004 season.
However, his performance was criticized, and even Mark admitted to his poor performance. A month later, he was demoted to back up again and spent most of his season there.
By the 2005 season, Mark was signed with the Texas Rangers, but his injuries delayed his starting opportunity.
He only got to start in May 2006 and hit well over .300 for the first half of the season.
Determined to not the same mistake, Mark played exceptionally well and, by the end of the season, topped his career-high in RBI with 74, breaking his previous record of 31.
Similarly, on November 14, 2006, Mark signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, which was worth $13 million.
DeRosa appeared in 149 games for the Cubs, where he spent most of his time on second base. That season he batted .293 with ten home runs and 74 RBIs.
But in February 2008, Mark was rushed to the hospital after complaining of breathing problems and having a rapid heartbeat.
He successfully had a heart procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to correct his irregular heartbeat. This earned him the nickname of “the Pulse.”
Despite all the trouble, Mark finished the season with career highs in home runs with 21 and RBIs with 87. He also helped the Cubs to the best record in the National League.