|Birth Day:||April 8, 1983|
|Birth Place:||Providence, United States|
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He attended the Roman Catholic high school St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He later played catcher and first base at the University of North Carolina, where he was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award.
He went to St. Ann School in Providence, Rhode Island, and attended St. Raphael Academy, a Roman Catholic high school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. His jersey was retired there, where it is hung for all to see. He was awarded All-State honors on three consecutive occasions. He was awarded the C. Dona Manyard Award which is given to a male athlete who excels in the classroom and on the field. He graduated from St. Raphael Academy in 2001.
Iannetta attended the University of North Carolina, where he played college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels as a catcher and first baseman, while majoring in mathematics. As a sophomore in 2003, he finished fourth on the squad with a .319 batting average and ranked third with 55 RBI. Iannetta was named to the 2003 NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament Team after tallying five hits and four RBI in the Tar Heels' NCAA Tournament run. As a junior in 2004, he was selected as one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher. Iannetta was also named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
During his collegiate career, Iannetta played summer baseball in the Cape Cod League and the New England Collegiate Baseball League. His 2002 season with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League, led to him being featured in the book "The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream" by Jim Collins. In his 2003 season with the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, Iannetta batted .302 with 20 RBIs, and was selected to play in the NECBL All-Star Game. He was also named the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
Iannetta made his MLB Debut with the Rockies on August 27, 2006. Iannetta got his first career MLB hit that same day, off Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres. He hit his first career MLB home run off Jonathan Sánchez of the San Francisco Giants. Iannetta played 21 games during 2006 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI.
In 2007, he was named the starting catcher coming out of spring training over Yorvit Torrealba, but struggled at the plate and was demoted to backing up Torrealba. Iannetta played in 67 games that year, with a .218 average, 4 home runs, and 27 RBI. Iannetta was part of the backup catcher's role as the Rockies went to the World Series for the first time ever but ended up losing the series to the Boston Red Sox in a 4-game sweep.
The 2008 year was a break-out season for Iannetta, in which he played 104 games batting .264 with 18 home runs and 65 RBI. In 2009, Iannetta played in 93 games batting .228 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI. In 2010, he played in 61 games batting .197 with 9 home runs and 27 RBI. In 2011, he played in 112 games batting .238 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
On November 30, 2011, Iannetta was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for pitcher Tyler Chatwood. On May 2, 2012, he caught Jered Weaver's first no-hitter. He finished the 2012 season playing 79 games with a .240 batting average, 9 home runs, and 26 RBI.
On October 5, 2012, the Angels and Iannetta agreed to terms on a three-year, $15.55 million deal.
On November 23, 2015, Iannetta signed a one-year, $4.25 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
On January 13, 2017, Iannetta signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
On May 13, 2017, Iannetta was hit by a pitch from Johnny Barbato. Iannetta suffered a broken nose along with four fractured teeth, and required stitches on his lips.
On December 8, 2017, the Rockies and Iannetta agreed to a two-year contract, bringing the catcher back to Colorado. On August 13, 2019, Iannetta was designated for assignment.
On January 9, 2020, Iannetta agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The deal was finalized on February 3. On July 21, 2020, Iannetta had his contract selected to the 40-man roster. On August 1, 2020, Iannetta was designated for assignment without appearing in a game for the Yankees. On August 8, Iannetta announced his retirement from professional baseball.
Chris married a woman named Lisa in 2009. Chris has a daughter named Ashlyn.
Currently, Chris Iannetta is 38 years, 0 months and 9 days old. Chris Iannetta will celebrate 39th birthday on a Friday 8th of April 2022. Below we countdown to Chris Iannetta upcoming birthday.
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