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Kyle Schwarber Parents Greg And Donna Schwarber Worked In The Police Department

By / 20 February 2023 08:24 AM

Kyle Schwarber dad Greg and mom Donna Schwarber celebrating 2015 New Year's in style.
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Kyle Schwarber parents Greg and Donna Schwarber worked in the police department. Greg and Donna raised five children.

Kyle played school baseball for Middletown High and college baseball for the Indiana Hoosiers of the Indiana University Bloomington. Then, he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft.

He had been profiled as a "game-changing" power-hitter by analyst Bernie Pleskoff. After playing in the minor league system for a year, he made his big league debut against the Cleveland Indians in June 2015.

The Ohio native helped the team win the 2016 World Series, ending their 108-year drought. Since then, he has played for three other MLB teams, Washington Nationals (2021), Boston Red Sox (2021), and Philadelphia Phillies (2022–present).

Kyle is currently the #12 outfielder for the Phillies, alongside pitcher Aaron Nola. He led the NL in home runs in 2022, winning a Silver Slugger Award along the way. In his MLB career, the 29-year-old has batted .233 with 199 home runs and 444 RBIs.

Kyle Schwarber Father And Mother Have A Big Influence On Him

Kyle Schwarber mother Donna Schwarber is a former police dispatcher and father Greg Schwarber was a Middletown police chief.

Both his parents have worked in the police department. After leaving behind her job as a dispatcher, his mother became a nurse.

Greg, who joined the department in 1980, retired in 2011 after 32 years of service. But it was not an easy decision to make. 

His instincts made it difficult to leave in times of trouble with severe budget cuts, and police contract changes likely approaching through the Ohio Senate Bill 5.

“You don’t want to leave in a crisis and that is what we are in,” Greg said. It was not just the chief who was reluctant, his coworkers, from the clerks to the dispatchers, officers and detectives, didn't want him to go.

However, Greg, 56 at the time, had to retire due to pension regulations. “I wouldn’t go if I didn’t have to,” he said. “I love my job."

Kyle Schwarber meets with Chicago police officers.
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Greg's priceless memories with the police include those with his little son Kyle — the Middletown PD’s No. 1 fan. Young Kyle, who sometimes accompanied his dad to his shifts, idolized the police devoutly.

As he got older, Kyle would work out in the police gym and continue bothering everybody. The police station was his first clubhouse.

Besides, Greg also has a lot of influence on Kyle's baseball career. The father and son would play catch in their backyard, and Greg regularly drove him to his practices.

Kyle's family background is why the baseballer understands the sacrifice that first responders and their families make. He considers them his hero and never forgets his roots.

In September 2017, he hosted his inaugural annual Block Party at Revel Fulton Market as a part of his “Neighborhood Heroes” campaign.

Greg and Donna Schwarber enjoying a party in July 2013.
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The program, with premium grilled meat, live music, and lawn games, was conducted to honor Chicago’s servicemen. It raised over $280,000, beyond the expectiation of Kyle.

Under the campaign, he also visited Chicago Fire Department Engine 112 with Blu, his Dalmatian. He toured the fire station and surprised the members with PlayStation and 65-inch television.

Likewise, he conducted a celebrity golf event near his offseason home in Tampa, where he invited several first responders from Chicago and Middletown.

Kyle Schwarber Brother And Sisters

Kyle Schwarber grew up with brother Jamin Schwarber and three sisters.

Among his three sisters, Lindsey, Kelly, and Alicia Schwarber, Lindsey serves in the police department.

The 33-year-old became a Middletown police officer in 2017 after serving as a police reserve for three years. She also served in the Army National Guard for six years.

Kyle welcomes back Lindsey and thanks her for her service.
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Kyle, who once wanted to follow in his dad's footsteps, is jealous of his sister, says their dad. Upon graduating high school, he would have likely joined the military if his baseball plans had not worked.

Lindsey was with their dad in what he calls “the low point” in his career and the only time he ever got shot. In November 2008, Greg had taken Lindsey to the shooting range after she was home from college.

Afterward, he taught her about gun safety and maintenance at their Todhunter Road home. That was when he “got careless” while trying to clean his sidearm and accidentally shot himself in the thigh.

After first aid done by his wife Donna, he was taken to the hospital. Greg said he was glad Lindsey wasn’t standing next to him at the time.

Kyle Schwarber Family Has Grown Since Marrying Paige

Kyle Schwarber comes from a Police family as one of five children. Kyle married Paige Alexandra Hartman on 8 December 2019.

Kyle and Paige have known each other since they were teenagers in the Middletown. Both were born in 1993 and attended Middletown High School. They also went to senior prom together.

The pair started dating in November 2010 before their graduation. After completing school, Kyle went to Indiana University in Bloomington, while Paige attended the University of Cincinnati.

Despite the long distance, they made things work, and on Christmas Eve 2018, Kyle tweeted, "I got an early Christmas present!" referring to the fact that he had proposed to Paige, and she had said yes.

Kyle Schwarber announces his engagement to longtime girlfriend Paige.
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The couple then got married in December 2019, both at the age of 26. Several of Kyle's Cubs teammates attended the outdoor ceremony over the weekend in Atlanta, including pitcher John Lackey and his wife Kristina.

Then, they welcomed son Kade in March 2022, just before the start of the 2022 MLB season. He will turn one this March.

Paige is a supportive wife, who has been heavily involved with her husband's charity works, the Schwarber Foundation and the Neighborhood Heroes. She also promotes several fundraisers on her own and had been a fixture among Cubs WAGs at charity and social events.

Kyle and Paige are pictured at a charitable event.
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Kyle and Paige are family-oriented and travel back to Ohio each year to spend time with their families during the holidays.

Paige Schwarber, formerly Hartman, is a professional beautician who went to the beauty school Paul Mitchell The School in Cincinnati. It teaches cosmetology, hair care, skin care, and more.

Although she is not very active online, we can find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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