The American professional baseball player Bruce Maxwell is currently playing as baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. In September 2017, Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel during the National Anthem.
On October 28, 2017, Maxwell reportedly pointed a fireman at a female food delivery driver. He was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
Early Life and Education
Bruce Maxwell was born on a U.S. military installation in Wiesbaden, Germany, on December 20, 1990. He is the son of Bruce Jr. Maxwell and belongs to American nationality and ethnicity wise, Maxwell is an African-American.
Maxwell attended Sparkman High School in Alabama, where he played baseball for the first time. After accomplishing his high school, he joined Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. At the time, he also played as a baseball catcher from the college baseball team at Division III.
In the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, Oakland Athletics selected Bruce Maxwell. In 2012, he played for the Vermont Lake Monsters in the Class A-Short New York-Pennsylvania League. He was charged with 18 passed balls in 38 games.
In 2013, Maxwell played for both the Class A-Advanced California League and the Beloit Snappers in the Class A-Midwest League. He was charged with 17 passed balls in the games.
Maxwell played in the Class AA Texas League for Midland Rockhounds, in the year 2014. He spent the whole season at Midland and batted .243/.321/.308, in 2015. During the national anthem, Maxwell was the only player to take a knee protesting racial injustice by kneeling, on September 23, 2017.
The American professional baseball catcher Bruce Maxwell, 27, is unmarried. He is neither dating anyone officially at present. Maxwell is a very secretive person as he has not shared anything regarding his affair, dating, girlfriend, and relationships.
On October 28, 2017, Maxwell reportedly pointed a fireman at a female food delivery driver. He was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. However, he pleaded not guilty to charges of a deadly weapon in the court.
According to police reports, Maxwell was held in custody pending an initial court appearance. Maxwell also posted $10K bond to travel to Texas for November and December’s holidays.
Net Worth and Body Measurement
Bruce Maxwell is an American professional baseball catcher who has earned a decent amount of money from his prolific career. However, Maxwell has not disclosed his actual amount of net worth in the social networking sites but compared to his income his net worth can be over millions.
Maxwell is currently playing as a baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics of MLB. As of December 2017, the Oakland Athletics professional baseball team value is $880 million.
Maxwell earned an annual average salary of $507,500 from his playing career. He signed a 1-year contract of $535,000 with the Oakland Athletics, including $535,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $535,000, in the year 2016. He stands at the height of 1.8 meters (6 feet 1 inch) and weighs 250 lbs (113 kg).