Casey Close

Born Oct 21, 1963

Casey Richard Close is a sports agent and former college baseball player.

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  • Case Closed: Saying Goodbye To 'castle,' Which Signs Off After 8 Seasons
    LATimes - May 13, 2016
  • Arts Beat: Case Closed: ‘Sherlock’ Special Will Be Set In Victorian Times
    NYTimes - Mar 17, 2015
  • Masahiro Tanaka To Yanks For $155 M
    ABC News - Jan 22, 2014
  • Baseball Major League Baseball Roundup
    Yahoo News - Jan 10, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Casey Close.


1963 Birth Born on October 21, 1963.


1983 19 Years Old Close was born in Columbus, Ohio and attended the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship. He played for the Michigan Wolverines baseball team from 1983 to 1986. … Read More


As a senior in 1986, Close won the batting triple crown in the Big Ten Conference with a 469 batting average, seven home runs and 19 RBIs.
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He had his best season in professional baseball in 1989 when he appeared in 95 games for Calgary (the Seattle Mariners' AAA club), batting .330 with a .503 slugging percentage, 38 extra base hits and 56 RBIs.
1992 28 Years Old Close is currently a leading sports agent representing Major League Baseball players. In 1992, he became associated with IMG as part of its baseball division.
1993 29 Years Old In 1993, he began representing Derek Jeter and has been Jeter's agent throughout his Major League career.


2006 42 Years Old In 2006, Close left IMG and joined Creative Artists Agency.
2007 43 Years Old In January 2007, after winning the 2006 National League MVP award, Ryan Howard hired Close as his agent. … Read More
2010 46 Years Old Some of the larger deals negotiated by Close for his clients include: a five-year, $125 million contract extension for Ryan Howard in 2010; a 10-year, $189 million deal for Jeter in 2000 (at the time the second richest contract in baseball history); a three-year $51 million deal for Jeter in December 2010; a five-year $65 million deal for Derrek Lee in 2006; a one-year $10 million contract (with $2 million in performance bonuses) for Ben Sheets in 2010; and a six-year $17 million deal for Drew Henson in 2000.
In January 2011, Close was named as one of the 2011 inductees into the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.
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