Mackey Sasser Net Worth

Mackey Sasser Net Worth

Mackey Sasser Net Worth Is $1.5 Million

Mack Daniel Sasser, commonly referred to by his nickname – Mackey – was an American baseball player who competed from 1987-1995 with both the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball. Today he serves as baseball coach and athletic director at Wallace Community College in Dothan Alabama.

He has won several awards during his career and been nominated for many others, becoming one of the most celebrated athletes and sports commentators in America. Additionally, his net worth far surpasses other professionals within his field; currently it stands at approximately $440,000 annually.

Formerly, he worked as both a radio and television personality, appearing on ESPN, Fox News and ABC television programs as well as over 100 shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman and Colbert Report.

He was born in Fort Gaines, Georgia and currently stands 61. He resides with his wife who works as a physician in Atlanta; their two children include one professional football player (son for Philadelphia Eagles) and another graduate student who attends UGA. His son plays professional football.

At an earlier age, his mother’s death from brain tumor greatly affected him and led to severe depression that was difficult to cope with. Subsequently, drugs and alcohol became his way of managing his grief before eventually working with a psychologist to resolve these issues.

After several years of struggle, Sasser finally broke into Major League baseball in 1988 with the Mets. After impressing during Spring Training and beating out Barry Lyons for Gary Carter’s backup catcher role, he started off strong, hitting.285 while collecting three HRs, 10 doubles, 17 RBIs in 60 games while maintaining an outstanding defensive presence (.997 fielding percentage and throwing out 27% of runners attempting to steal bases).

By 1991, Sasser had become seriously affected by his yips and was having difficulty hitting and throwing properly. Seeking help from a psychotherapist, yoga exercises were attempted but to no avail; eventually veteran catcher Rick Cerone was brought in to split duties with Sasser – spending his final two seasons with the Pirates.

Though the yips can be debilitating, most players are able to overcome it by altering their technique or seeking help from a sports psychologist. Pitchers tend to be particularly adept at dealing with their problem using various strategies such as changing gripping style or throwing motion; others have used hypnosis or psychological techniques as effective solutions; unfortunately however some players will remain trapped by the yips forever and never reach their true potential as baseball players.

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