Tony Gonsolin Mother Joanne And Father Scott Gonsolin Are Former Athletes
Tony Gonsolin parents Joanne and Scott Gonsolin are former track and field athletes.
The couple, who currently reside in Brentwood, gave up on their athletic careers early on in their lives. But they raised two sons who showed utmost enthusiasm towards baseball, which led to one of them even becoming a World Series Champion.
Scott Gonsolin Worked As A Firefighter
Tony Gonsolin's father Scott Gonsolin was the Captain of the Fire Department from 2018 to 2021 in Oakland, California.
Their last name stands for "fighter," which is how Scott's family describes themselves.
A former athlete, Scott, played a couple of years of baseball before turning his attention toward track and field. If there was one thing Scott taught his son, then that was never to quit. He wanted his son to take on challenges head-on and not focus too much on what the outcome could be.
After the Dodgers beat the Rays in the 2020 World Series Finals, his workplace sent out a congratulatory message to his son. Though he is available on Instagram, Scott hasn't updated his account since 2020.
The firefighter is available on Twitter with the username @SGonsolin, which is dedicated to his child's achievements. The proud father shared several posts from the night Tony walked the red carpet of the All-Star game in 2022 on his Twitter handle.
Joanne Gonsolin Is A Former Distant Runner
Tony Gonsolin's mom Joanne Gonsolin is a former distant runner but did not pursue the sport after graduating from Napa High.
In her interview with The Sacramento Bee in 2020, Joanne revealed that her son's first word was "ball," along with the usual mama and dada.
Tony is well-known for his love for cats in the sports world. It is a trait seen as a bit unnatural, as many of them are seen posing with their dogs. But Tony's love for the furry animal might have stemmed from his mother.
On her Facebook handle, Joanne has shared a couple of photos of her pet cats along with a few pictures of her own.