Barry Zito Biography
Barry Zito (Barry William Zito) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and musician who played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
Barry went to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Pierce College, and the University of Southern California. He was drafted three times while in college and he signed with the Athletics when they chose him in the first round of the 1999 MLB draft.
Barry Zito Age
Barry is 40 years old as of 2018. He was born on May 13, 1978.
Barry Zito Wife
Barry is a married man. His wife is former Miss Missouri, Amber Seyer. Barry and Amber got engaged in April 2011 and later got married on December 3, 2011.
In July 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Mars and in May 2017, they adopted their second child, a son named Mercer Joseph Zito.
Barry Zito Music
In 1999, Barry started playing guitar as a way of passing time on road trips. At that time he had not considered music as a profession until when his sister Sally Zito asked him to play guitar in her country band with which he played during the offseason from 2002 to 2007. It was then that he later began writing songs in preparation for a career after baseball.
Barry’s 2015 comeback bid, saw him play the majority of the season in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music and he used his time off to learn from the city’s music industry professionals and to pursue songwriting.
On January 27, 2017, he released his first EP titled, No Secrets, which contains six songs either written or co-written by Barry. Barry later co-wrote and sang vocals for a theme song for the Nashville Sounds, titled “That Sound”.