Bruce Maxwell Net Worth
Among the various stars to be credited with a ‘big’ is catcher Bruce Maxwell. Born on a military installation in Wiesbaden, Germany, he grew up in a military family and played first base and catcher for Birmingham-Southern College. In 2012, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the second round of the MLB draft.
Maxwell had a pretty solid season in the minor leagues, racking up 88 hits and 22 RBIs in 412 plate appearances. He caught 16% of attempted base stealers, though he was 0-for-4 against a number of top pitchers. A strong showing in the minors led to an invitation to play for Team Germany in the World Baseball Classic Qualification tournament in March of 2016.
The first live performance of his career took place at Nell’s in Manhattan. At 17 years old, he began composing his own music on a cheap Casio keyboard he borrowed from a friend. He also recorded a demo tape. During the 1990s, the NYC club scene was abuzz with his musical stylings. He has been dubbed the ‘next prince’ by a Vibe magazine writer. His fifth studio album, “Urban Hang Suite,” was certified 2x platinum, making it one of the few albums to ever do so.
There are a lot of catcher options in the Mets’ system, but if Maxwell can’t make the roster, he may have a chance at playing in spring training. The Mets have declined their 2021 catching options, and he’s likely to be assigned to an alternate training facility in the near future. However, his chances of a roster spot are slim.
He has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, and has won three Grammy awards. His song “Pretty Wings” won the award for Song of the Year. His album Urban Hang Suite was certified as the best R&B album of the decade, as well as the longest-running album to chart on the Billboard 200.
His performance during the national anthem was one of the first major league players to take a knee. He was the only player to do so during the 2017 season. A couple of teams have voiced their concerns about his actions. While some teams have said that he is a big fan of the flag, others believe that he is only displaying his patriotism in a way that will garner attention.
He has a pretty impressive Twitter following and an official Facebook page. During the 2018 season, Maxwell did not kneel during the national anthem, although he did make a small gesture. His stance on racial inequality was not lost on many fans. He also made an ant-moment of his own when he knelt in front of the National Mall and placed his hand over his heart. This is one of the many things he has done to demonstrate his social conscience.
He was also one of the first athletes to join other professional sports in a protest against racial injustice. Maxwell has been in the media for his social consciousness, and his anti-police stance has earned him a small measure of notoriety.