Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

Professional Baseball Outfielder

New York Mets

Chicago, IL USA

I had to learn from the bumps and bruises along the way; I had to realize that getting into trouble only took me away from doing the things that brought me joy.


By Roadtrip Nation

Curtis Granderson


My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Chicago; says he was lucky to have a great support system, but trouble was never too far away.
Went to college at the University of Illinois-Chicago on a baseball scholarship.
He originally entered college as an accounting major, but says he "knew right away" that it wasn't the field for him.
After reflecting and recognizing which aspects of accounting he enjoyed, he decided to switch his major to business management.
Later down the line, he saw he had an opportunity to graduate with a double major; added a second major in marketing.
Says the best part of going to college is that you're able to isolate the subjects you enjoy and focus your studies on those things.
In 2009, he won Marvin Miller Man of the Year, an award given to an MLB player who makes inspiring contributions to his community.
Says that above all, he wants to be remembered as someone who was able to give back and help out wherever possible.
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Professional Baseball Outfielder

I play baseball professionally and help establish baseball opportunities for inner city youth.

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