Nick Tumminello is a professional athlete from the United States of America. He plays for the New York Yankees baseball team. He was born on September 23rd, 1980 in New Jersey. Nick’s father is former Major League Baseball player and current television analyst Don Zimmer, and his mother is former model and actress Mary Jo Pehl. Nick played college football at Rutgers University before transferring to the University of Kentucky where he played basketball and ran track. After graduating from college, he signed with the New York Yankees organization and made his major league debut on April 20th, 2002 against the Baltimore Orioles. He appeared in 12 games for the Yankees during his rookie season and hit .200/.262/.333 (5-for-31) with 2 RBIs. On July 25th, 2003, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox along with pitcher Mike Stanton and minor leaguer Brian Bannister for outfielder Kenny Lofton and catcher/first baseman Todd Jones. He spent parts of four seasons with the White Sox. In 2006, he joined the Detroit Tigers organization where he appeared in 62 games batting .222/.281/.345 (14-for-64). He had a breakout year in 2007 when he batted .276/.337/.441 (42-for-153) with 6 homers, 33 RBIs and 23 runs scored in 360 plate appearances. On August 11th, 2008, Nick was traded to the New York Yankees where he served as a back up for starting catcher Jorge Posada. On October 29th, he won his first career World Series championship when the Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. Between 2009 and 2011, Nick appeared in a combined 101 games for the Yankees (.219/.287/.331) and spent most of his time in the minors. He served as a back up to the Yankees starting catchers Jesus Montero and later Gary Sanchez. On July 28th, 2016, he was designated for assignment by the Yankees and was released on August 2nd. He signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on August 15th however was released on March 17th, 2017.
In 2008, Nick married his wife, Heather Puzo. He is good friends with former Yankees teammate Johnny Damon. He currently lives in New Jersey.
His best asset is his arm strength while his worst habit is blocking home plate not allowing runners to tag up.He throws right-handed. His height is 6 ft 2 in. His weight is 225 lb.
His birth place is in New Jersey. His birth date is September 23, 1980. His nicknames are Nickolous. He married his wife Heather Puzo on 2008.
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