Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

Professional Baseball Outfielder


New York Mets

Chicago, IL USA


I had to learn from the bumps and bruises along the way; I had to realize that getting into trouble only took me away from doing the things that brought me joy.

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Curtis Granderson

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Chicago; says he was lucky to have a great support system, but trouble was never too far away.
Went to college at the University of Illinois-Chicago on a baseball scholarship.
He originally entered college as an accounting major, but says he "knew right away" that it wasn't the field for him.
After reflecting and recognizing which aspects of accounting he enjoyed, he decided to switch his major to business management.
Later down the line, he saw he had an opportunity to graduate with a double major; added a second major in marketing.
Says the best part of going to college is that you're able to isolate the subjects you enjoy and focus your studies on those things.
In 2009, he won Marvin Miller Man of the Year, an award given to an MLB player who makes inspiring contributions to his community.
Says that above all, he wants to be remembered as someone who was able to give back and help out wherever possible.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
University of Illinois at Chicago
undergrad
Bachelor
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
University of Illinois at Chicago
Career

Career

Professional Baseball Outfielder

I play baseball professionally and help establish baseball opportunities for inner city youth.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Sports
Sports
Helping People
Helping People