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AJ Minter Parents Daniel Minter And Brenda Minter Run A Business Together

By / 3 February 2023 06:39 AM

Daniel and Brenda Minter show support for their son A.J. Minter during a baseball match.
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AJ Minter parents Daniel and Brenda Minter have an age gap of nine years. Daniel and Brenda are natives of Texas.

Alex Jordan Minter, simply called AJ Minter, is the #33 pitcher for MLB's Atlanta Braves of MLB.

After playing college baseball at Texas A&M University, AJ was selected by the Braves in the second round of the 2015 MLB draft.

Previously, the Detroit Tigers had also drafted him in the 38th round of the 2012 draft, but he did not sign and opted for college baseball.

Following his participation in several teams, such as the Rome Braves, Mississippi Braves, and Gwinnett Braves, he was promoted to the majors in the 2017 season.

His MLB career statistics so far include a 16-19 win-loss record, 3.24 earned run average, 305 strikeouts, and 25 saves. On January 13, 2023, the 29-year-old pitcher signed a 1-year, $4.2875 million contract with the Atlanta Braves.

AJ Minter Father Danny And Mother Brenda Minter

AJ Minter parents Danny and Brenda Minter run a construction company called Minter Construction.

The company, named after their family name, was incorporated on 10 December 2019. It falls under a domestic limited liability company (LLC) registered at 267 Bush Buck Way, Bullard, Texas.

His father, Daniel "Danny" Minter, serves as the family business's president, director, and agent. His mother, Brenda Minter, was born Brenda Kay Lanford in Carthage, Texas. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1985.

Born on 30 June 1967, Mrs. Minter is currently 55, while her husband was born on 24 January 1959, making him 64. Minter's mom and dad have an age gap of nine years.

Daniel and Brenda Minter are proud and supportive parents of the former Texas A&M standout who grew up in east Texas. The family still calls the area home.

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The Minters admit that it can be nervewracking sometimes to watch their son's games - like the World Series. "Now when he pitches, I am shaking from head to toe," Brenda admitted to ABC13's Adam Winkler.

While AJ is living out his dream on the sport's biggest stage, some of their friends back home have a difficult scenario - stuck between rooting for their favorite team or their childhood friend.

"We have a lot of friends that are Astro fans. But they tell me they are pulling for AJ when he comes in," Brenda explained.

AJ Minter hugs his mom Brenda after his MLB debut.
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Daniel even broke a bone in his hand while cheering for his son and his team in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series, a match during which AJ pitched one inning and did not allow a hit.

The elder Minter does not remember how or when it happened, but it happened "somewhere during all the celebrations, fist-pumping and high-fives."

AJ completely acknowledges the dedication of his folks. When he was informed that he had been called up by the big-league Braves, he could not wait to make his first and most important call - to his home in Whitehouse, Texas.

“Definitely my parents,” said the hard-throwing left-handed reliever. He called his dad and told him, "I have got some bad news. Can’t go to work tomorrow. You have got to come watch your son pitch in the big leagues."

It was like a dream come true for AJ to tell the news to his father, who coached him when he was young. He feels that he would not be here without his mom and dad.

AJ Minter takes a snap with his mom and dad after a game.
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Danny and Brenda caught an early-morning flight at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, getting to SunTrust Park in Atlanta to see their son make his debut. It turned out to become the highlight of the night despite Braves' 9-6 loss.

AJ Minter Family

AJ Minter grew up in a family of five with brother Daniel Minter and a sister named Ashley Minter.

According to Fabwags, Daniel Minter was born on October 19, 1985, in Lindale, Texas.

The Berklee College of Music graduate serves as a commercial account manager at Optimum. He is also the audio engineer and producer at FRK Private Recording Studio.

The 37-year-old now lives in Whitehouse, Texas, with his wife Jennifer Lucas Minter and two daughters.

AJ minter takes a picture with his sister Ashley and brother Daniel.
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Alex Jordan Minter was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. He attended Brook Hill School in Bullard, Texas, where he majored in general studies. 

At Brook, he played for Terry Pirtle and helped the team win the state championship in 2011 and 2012.

Besides baseball, he played basketball and football, where he was a running back and linebacker. Both his basketball and football teams were state semifinalists.

The Minters: Brenda, AJ, Daniel Jr., Ashley and Daniel.
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Moreover, the Texas native played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League after the 2014 season.

AJ later studied and played at Texas A&M University. When not working, he enjoys drawing and music.

Now, his extended family is huge, with recent addition of nieces and nephews. They occasionally get together on special occasions like Christmas and other holidays.

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