Blake Snell Father Dave And Mother Jane Snell Are No Longer Together
Blake Snell parents Dave and Jane Snell divorced before Blake made his MLB debut.
Their divorce was amicable and led them to contribute equally to their son's baseball career and life. Dave, the former baseball player, raised his four sons with Jane in Seattle, Washington.
If a few months back, Dave and Jane saw their child win the World Series, then in 2020, they saw his confidence shattered when he was pulled out of the game. The decision to pull out Blake is seen as one of the reasons the Rays lost the title to the Dodgers.
Dave Snell Is A Former Pitcher Of The San Francisco Giants
Blake Snell dad Dave Snell is the director of baseball operations at Seattle Select Baseball Organization which he established in 2005.
Dave was a pitcher during his heyday. The Giants drafted him in the ninth round. With those experiences to count on, he coached and mentored Blake during his formative years.
But unlike his son, Dave didn't get the chance to show his talent on the big stage. In his baseball career that spanned six years, Dave played only in the minor leagues, with his last team being San Bernardino Spirit.
After hanging his cleats, Dave turned towards coaching. He was previously the head coach of the Shoreline Baseball Program.
Dave believed in his son's baseball ability like no other. Blake was uncertain whether he would ever grow big as he only stood at 5ft 6 for a long time. His junior year, Blake was standing at 6ft 2 and throwing 95mph like it was nobody's business.
Dave had formed a tough guy image around his kids, so when Blake saw his dad cry for the first time, he couldn't believe it. The incident happened when Blake was pulled out of the game as Rays lost the title.
In an interview from 2018, Dave was present in the crowd as Snell made his debut at the Seattle ground. When the interviewer asked whether Dave had any idea whether his son would become a big name in the MLB, instead of raving, Dave said his kid was focused.
Jane Snell Is A Hair Stylist And Former Manager Of A Hair Salon
Dave Snell mom Jane Snell worked as a hairstylist for four decades at her company, The Scissor Edge.
Since the divorce, she has found love again and is currently in a relationship, as per her Facebook handle.
Jane was present at the Yankees Stadium as Blake made his MLB debut in 2016. In her interview, she said they always believed Blake would make his Major League debut.
Because of COVID-19, Jane was forced to close down her salon business as it lost many customers. At the time, she made her home a makeshift place to grow her business.
The mother of the MLB star was featured in the University of Washington magazine and was given homage by the University and her business of 38 years.