Baseball fans love to root for their favorite players, and getting an insider’s look into their homes is like hitting a home run. With that in mind, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, have partnered for the second consecutive year to offer an exclusive look into the different places some of the biggest names in baseball call home.
The 14-week series, starting today on the Coldwell Banker® Blue Matter blog, will offer behind-the-scenes videos of more than a dozen baseball stars. Each video will feature an exclusive look at the player’s home along with interviews on what home means to them.
It’s no surprise – with five baseball teams in our great state – that we’ve got some nice California representation in the series, with Yasiel Puig, Jake Peavy and Alicia Gwynn (widow of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn). But, we’ll play nice and include all the videos here. Check back each week for a new one!
Josh Altuve| Houston Astros
Combining speed and wizardry with the bat in his hands–he led the American League in stolen bases and hits in 2014–there is only one place where Jose Altuve looks more comfortable than at second base in the Major Leagues: home.
John Smoltz| Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer shares how home had such an impact on his playing career.
Edgar Martinez| Seattle Mariners
The retired Mariners slugger tells us why his adopted hometown of Seattle will always be home.
Daniel Norris| Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays Lefty Explains Why He Prefers to Live in a Van Down by the River.
Karlie Kloss | Supermodel & St. Louis Cardinals Superfan
International supermodel, Karlie Kloss, shows us why home is so special and how she will always bleed Cardinal red.
Jacob deGrom | New York Mets
New York Mets starting pitcher and 2014 National League Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, is about as “down home” as you get in New York City.
Alicia Gwynn, widow of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn | San Diego Padres
Alicia Gwynn, widow of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn who lost a long and courageous battle with salivary gland cancer, recalls life in her San Diego home with “Mr. Padre.”
Jake Peavy | San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants pitcher, and former Cy Young Award winner, Jake Peavy, shows us around his Southern Falls Plantation in his home state of Alabama where the creed on the sign of his estate says it all when it comes to the meaning of home: it is more than a place to be, it is a way to be.
Jose Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays
The always exciting Toronto Blue Jays shortstop–and Dominican pop star–Jose Reyes invites us into his life, home and family.
Kris Bryant | Chicago Cubs
One of the most exciting young prospects to debut in the last couple of years – Kris Bryant – invites us into his downtown Chicago home and shows us why he always feels at home with the North Siders.
Denard Span | Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals Center fielder Denard Span waves us into his Tampa, Florida home.
Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals
In the third video, Kansas City Royals’ Lorenzo Cain shows why the simple things at home are the most important to him and his family.
Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox
Former Phillies great and current Boston Red Sox outfielder, Shane Victorino shares why home in everything to him and his family in the second video of the series.
Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers
The Coldwell Banker Real Estate series leads with a look inside the home and off-the-field life of Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder, Yasiel Puig.
“The Home Field Advantage series brings together the American Pastime and the American Dream like never before,” said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “Just like baseball, homes are filled with fascinating stories. This series allows us to connect with these icons on a more personal level and get a glimpse of how their homes are special to them.”
A new player video will debut on the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Blue Matter blog every week through July 27. The Home Field Advantage series will also be featured on MLB.com and the official website of each player’s team at different points throughout the baseball season.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate continues to sponsor the Home Field segment on ESPN’s popular nightly baseball news program, Baseball Tonight.
We’ll be updating this post weekly, so check back in to see the homes of baseball’s biggest stars!