William Edward Wagner is nicknamed Billy Wagner or “Billy the Kid.” He is a famous baseball pitcher by profession based in America who played around 16 seasons in Major Baseball League. Billy has pitched for New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. He is one of the six relief pitchers of the major league who accumulated around 400 career saves. Wagner is an outstanding left-handed thrower and batter who is 180 pounds and stands 5 feet 10 inches tall.
The most astonishing thing is that he is a natural-born right-hander, but somehow, he learned to throw with left-hand after he fractured his arm two times in his teenage in Marion. He has remained a seven-time All-Star winner and 1999 National League Rolaids Relief Man Award winner in this entire journey. Wagner finished in the top 10 in saves in National League ten times.
Billy Wagner was born in 1971 on 25th July in Marion, Virginia. His parents were quite young when he was born, as his mother Yvonne was only 18 years old, whereas his father William “Coal Bucket” Wagner was only 20 years old in Marion, Virginia. But only after five years of marriage, Wagner’s parents got divorced in 1976. At that time, Billy was only five years old. Wagner and his sister named Chasity spend multiple years living variously with their parents, stepparents and grandparents in the Marion area. During all these times, Wagner and all his family members have relied heavily on food stamps. In one of his interviews, he described their typical breakfast that was few crackers with peanut butter and some water.
He Billy was seven years old; his right arm broke when he was playing football. Once after a few times, he broke his arm again, and he started throwing a baseball with his left hand. When Billy turned 14, he moved to his aunt, uncle and their children and started living in the Tazewell area that was only 25 miles away from his hometown.
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Billy Wagner completed his graduate studies in Tazewell, Virginia, from Tazewell High School, and he became great at baseball during that time. He became a senior in his high school, but because he was not too tall, he couldn’t be caught the attention of Division I schools or Major League Baseball scouts. Houston Astros selected him in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in 1993. Since then, his journey has been amazing, and he got plenty of opportunities where he set great unbelievable records.
Sarah Quesenberry is the real love of Billy Wagner, and he got married to her in 1994 on 10th December. The couple has been blessed with three children, and they are living happily in Tannersville, Virginia.
The estimated net worth of Billy Wagner is approximately $45 million. He earned his net worth from his amazing skills in baseball and by playing National Leagues and other tournaments.