He and his wife, Christina, have three sons: Taylor, Tucker and Toby... Nick and Christina are active with the Boys and Girls Club located in Cherokee County (Ga.)... They also participate in a variety of charitable events within the inner city areas in Maryland, especially during the holiday seasons... Graduated from Woodstock (Ga.) High School.
In his 14th MLB season, batted .285 (118-for-414) with 25 doubles and nine home runs in 116 games... Hit .298/.371/.446 (93-for-312) against right-handed pitchers…All nine of his home runs came against righties, as did 27 of his 36 extra-base hits…Batted .245 (25-for-102) with a .653 OPS in 113 plate appearances against southpaws... His 116 games played were the second fewest he has played in his big league career…Limited to 104 games in 2012 because of a pair of injuries (hamate bone fracture and broken thumb)... Has 499 career two-base hits…With his next double, would become the 64th major leaguer to reach the 500-double milestone…Albert Pujols (661), Miguel Cabrera (577) and Robinson Canó (562) are the only active players on the list... Recorded his 13th career 25-double season in 2019…Canó is the only other active player with more (14)…Cabrera and Pujols also have 13…Markakis' 14 major league seasons are fewer than each of those three…The only time in Markakis' career in which he did not reach 25 doubles was 2013, when he fell one short... Since he joined Atlanta in 2015, has 183 doubles, tied for second in the National League in that time…Nolan Arenado has 190, while teammate Freddie Freeman and Anthony Rendon also have 183... Fractured his left wrist after getting hit by a pitch from Philadelphia LHP Cole Irvin on 7/26…Missed 44 games…Was only the third injured list stint of his 14-year career…Previously was sidelined twice in 2012 with Baltimore with a fractured right hamate bone and a broken thumb... Prior to his injury, had played in 270 consecutive games, a stretch that dated to 9/28/17…It was the longest active consecutive games played streak in the majors…Markakis played in Atlanta's final four games in 2017, all 162 games in 2018 and the first 104 games of 2019... Was activated off the injured list on 9/13…Hit .292 (14-for-48) with three doubles and seven RBI in 12 games after activation…Did not play in any rehab games... Played in 26 games in April and posted teambests in batting average (.363; 33-for-91) and on-base percentage (.440)... Reached base safely in each of his final 13 games of the month, including hitting safely in his last seven... On April 4 against Chicago (NL), went 5-for-5 with three runs scored, three doubles and five RBI…The five hits and three doubles both tied single-game career highs... Became the second player in franchise history to have five hits, three doubles and five RBI in a game…Gene Moore did so for the Boston Bees on August 25, 1936, while also playing right field, in a 20-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals... Markakis was the only player in baseball in 2019 to have such a game…He is just the 20th player in baseball to have five hits, three doubles and five RBI in a game since RBI became an official statistic in 1920… The last to do so was Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. on 8/15/15 against Seattle (5- for-6, 3 2B, 7 RBI). 2019 Postseason: Played in his fourth career postseason series… Went 3-for-21 (.143) with one double and one run scored…Started and hit fifth in all five games.
Joined OF Dale Murphy (1982-1985) and OF Andruw Jones (2005) as the only players in franchise history to earn a Gold Glove award and a Silver Slugger award in the same year, winning both honors after going to his first All-Star Game and hitting .297 with 14 home runs, 43 doubles, 93 RBI and a .806 OPS in 162 games ... Started every game and became the fifth Braves player since the National League went to a 162-game schedule in 1962 to start all 162 ... OF Felix Milán did in 1969, before OF Andruw Jones started 162 in 1999...OF Jeff Francoeur started every game in consecutive seasons, 2006 and 2007, before 1B Freddie Freeman accomplished the feat in 2014 ... He also was one of two players in the majors to start all 162 games this season... San Diego's Freddy Galvis was the other ... Named to his first All-Star Game as he started in right field during the American League's 8-6, 10-inning win at Nationals Park ... At the time of his selection, his 2,165 hits were the second most in MLB history by a player who had never been named to an All-Star team since the game's inception in 1933 (Juan Pierre, 2,217) ... Finished with 43 two-base hits, his most since hitting 45 in 2010... Became the first Braves player in franchise history (since 1876) to collect at least 35 doubles in four straight seasons…Only Chipper Jones (five) and Hank Aaron (five) have more 35-double seasons over their entire Braves career than Markakis ... Collected his 40th double, 9/6 at ARI... Became one of five active players with five 40-double seasons (Robinson Canó, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, David Wright) ... Hit 14 homers, surpassing his season-high total since joining the Braves in 2015...Had 13 in 2016 ... Capped a five-run comeback on Opening Day, 3/29, vs. PHI with a three-run, two-out, ninth-inning home run off Hector Nerís ... The victory marked the biggest comeback win the Braves ever had on Opening Day in the modern era (since 1900)…It also marked the first walk-off home run on Opening Day in Atlanta franchise history… The drive was also Markakis' only career walk-off home run ... Hit .538 (7-for-13) with one home run with the bases loaded...His grand slam came on 6/30 at StL off Luke Weaver and was his first since 6/10/11...Went 1,073 games in between slams ... Tied for the N.L. lead with 42 hits in May, finishing three ahead of third place 1B Freddie Freeman... San Francisco's Brandon Crawford also had 42 hits ... Also tied for the N.L. lead with 11 doubles that month, while his .362 average was third best and his .397 on-base percentage ranked seventh...His 14 extra-base hits were two off the league lead ... Markakis became just the second Atlanta Braves hitter with at least 42 May hits... Ralph Garr had 47 in 1974 to tie Hank Aaron's modern-era franchise record first set in 1959 ... Markakis' total marked just the 19th time a Braves player collected 40 hits in May during the modern era (since 1900) ... Hit .323 (120-for-371) with 10 home runs and a .877 OPS in 94 games prior to the All-Star Game…After the break, batted .258 (65-for-252) with four home runs and a .701 OPS ... Started all four games in the NLDS vs. LAD, going 1-for-12 with three walks.
In his 12th major league season - third with Atlanta - collected his 2,000th career hit in his 1,786th game on 8/3 vs. LAD…Entered the game with 1,999 hits and reached the milestone with a fourth-inning single to left field...Paced the Braves with 160 games played, 39 doubles and 79 RBI...Batted .275 (163-for-593) with a .354 on-base percentage while tallying the second-most hits on the club with 163...Had 39 doubles after finishing with 38 two-base hits in each of the previous two seasons...No Braves player in the modern era (since 1900) had reached 36 doubles in three consecutive seasons prior to Markakis...Only Hank Aaron (five) and Chipper Jones (four) have more 36-double seasons over their entire Braves career than Markakis...Finished the season ranked fifth in the National League with 39 doubles…It was his highest doubles total since he had 45 in 2010...Four of his eight home runs in 2017 gave the Braves the lead…Since he joined the Braves in 2015, 42% of his home run (10 of 24) have been tie-breaking or go-ahead shots...Homered on 8/4/17 off of MIA's LHP Adam Conley…The homer was his first home run against a left-handed pitcher since 7/8/16 when he stroked a solo shot off CWS's Chris Sale…Since joining the Braves, just four of his 24 home runs have come off of a lefty...Went 6-for-11 (.545) and had three doubles and a team high-tying 13 RBI in bases loaded situations...Had two outfield assists on 9/30 at MIA and 9/24 vs. PHI…He became the first Braves outfielder with multiple multi-assist games in a season since Jeff Francouer in 2007 (5/9 vs. SD and 8/12 at PHI)...Had a .309 (84-for-272) batting average and drove in 51 runs in games the Braves won…His average in Braves' losses was .246 (79-for-321)...Hit .326 (30-for-92) with 21 RBI when batting in the first inning of a game.
In his second season with the organization played in a team-best (tied with Freddie Freeman) 158 games while batting .269 (161-for-599) with 38 doubles, 13 home runs, 89 RBI...Led the club with a .308 (53-for-172) batting average and 70 RBI when batting with runners in scoring position…Thirty-two of those 70 RBI came with two outs...Posted double-digit home runs (13) for the 10th time in his last 11 seasons...Ranked second on the team and tied for ninth in the National League with 38 doubles...His 38 doubles matched his total from the 2015 season and were the most since he hit 45 in 2010... Since joining the Braves prior to the 2015 season, has 76 doubles, the fifth-most in the National League...Had six consecutive doubles, 4/9-11…Also tied a Braves franchise record for the most doubles (11) in the month of April (Hank Aaron, 1969 and Marcus Giles, 2003)...Drove in 89 runs, his highest total since collecting 101 RBI during the 2009 season...Opened the season batting .302 (26-for-86) with 11 doubles in 23 April games…During the month of May, hit .190 (19-for-100) with three doubles… Beginning 6/1, posted a .281 (116-for-413) batting average with 24 doubles, 12 of his 13 home runs and a .347 on-base percentage while playing in 108 of the teams' 110 games through the end of the season...Stroked three doubles in a game for the second time in his career on 4/10 vs. STL...Batted .381 (16-for-42) with a .458 on-base percentage during a season-high 11-game hitting streak, 9/7-19…His batting average when hitting with runners in scoring position during the run was .438.
Completed his first season with Atlanta and his 10th Major League season batting .296 (181-for-612) with 38 doubles, three home runs, 53 RBI and 73 runs scored in 156 games…Posted his highest double total (38) since hitting 45 in 2010…Ranked ninth in the National League with a .370 on-base percentage, his highest mark since 2008 (.406)…Batted .308 (82-for-266) from 7/20 through the remainder of the season (a span of 64 games)…Collected 52 multi-hit games, the fourth most in the National League and tied for the 10th most in the Majors…Led off 9/25's game at MIA with a line-drive homer to right field, his second game-opening homer of the season (also 7/20) and the fourth of his career…Posted two double-digit hitting streaks. His first was a team-best 15 games and came 7/24-8/8 (.379 25-for-66). His second was 11 games from 8/19-30 (.375, 18-for-48)…Snapped his historic streak of 398 games played in the outfield without an error on 6/25 at WSH after being charged a fielding error in the first inning…Played his 393rd straight error-free game in the outfield on 6/18 setting a Major League record for most consecutive errorless games by an outfielder. Broke Darren Lewis' record (392), set from 1990-1994…The majority of his at-bats came as the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 batter in the lineup. Produced a .295 (74- for-251) average while batting leadoff…Went 41-for-134 (.306) when batting with runners in scoring position. Had 46 RBI in such situations…Batted .315 (98-for-311) with 22 doubles and 39 runs scored at Turner Field, compared to a .276 (83-for- 301) mark on the road…Opened the season batting .338 (26-for-77) in the month of April.
Played in at least 155 games for the seventh time in the last eight seasons (2007-11, '13-14), the fourth-most in Baltimore club history (Cal Ripken, 15; Brooks Robinson, 11; Eddie Murray, 9) ... Ended the season with 328 consecutive errorless games in the OF (dating to 8/11/12), just eight games shy of Rich Amaral's American League record of 336 (1995-2000) ... Collected two hits on 5/22 vs. CLE, tying and passing Cal Ripken Jr. (702 hits) to become the all-time leader in hits at Oriole Park ... Became the second player in Orioles history to record six seasons with 50+ multi-hit games (2007-11, 2014) on September 13, 2014 vs. NYY, joining Eddie Murray (1978-80, 1982-84) ... Led the majors with 617 at-bats out of the leadoff spot in the lineup, stroking 169 hits from the top of the batting order to finish fourth in the league among leadoff hitters ... Passed Ken Singleton (1,456) and moved into sixth place on the Orioles all-time hit list on 6/16 at TB ... Stroked the first leadoff home run of his career on 8/3, a game Baltimore went on to win 1-0... It was the Orioles' first win in franchise history in which the first and only run came courtesy of a leadoff homer ... Hit his 10th home run of the season on 8/4 at WSH, tying Brady Anderson for fourth in club history with nine seasons of 20+ doubles and 10+ home runs ... Posted his 427th career multi-hit game, 8/10 vs. STL, passing Brady Anderson for sole possession of fourth place on Baltimore's all-time list ... Hit back-to-back home runs with Alejandro De Aza to start the game on 9/25 at NYY, becoming the first pair of Orioles to hit back-to-back home runs to start a road game since Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Mike Bordick on 6/6/01 at NYY.. ... Underwent successful fusion surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck on December 17, 2014...The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Wray in Atlanta, Ga. ... Went 8-for-31 (.258) with a home run in seven games against Detroit and Kansas City as the Orioles advanced to the ALCS.
Became the franchise leader with his seventh Opening Day start in right field (all consecutive) ... Moved into the top 10 in Baltimore franchise history in hits (10th, 1,370), total bases (10th, 2,070), extra-base hits (10th, 431), doubles (289) and RBI (9th, 608) ... Was a Gold Glove finalist among AL RF (1.000 fielding %) ... Had four straight multi-hit games, 5/9-12 ... Snapped a career-worst 31-game streak without an extra-base hit, 8/25 vs. OAK, with a double and home run.
Had his first injury-plagued season in 2012 and made his first two career appearances on the disabled list...Was on the DL from 5/3-7/9 (right hamate bone fracture) and again 9/9 through the end of season (broken thumb) ... Became first Oriole to hit a home run in first at-bat on Opening Day since Luis Matos (4/4/05) ... Had surgery performed to repair the the right hamate bone on 6/1/2012, performed by Dr. Brian Schofield...Returned to the starting lineup on 7/13 and batted leadoff for first time in his career that night vs. DET ... Broke left thumb with a hit-by-pitch by CC Sabathia on 9/8 vs. NYY, ending his season...Had surgery performed on the thumb on 9/11/12, performed by Dr. Brian Schofield ... Hit last of Orioles three consecutive home runs to start the game, 5/10 vs. TEX , setting an American League record.
Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award after completing the first error-free season of 150 or more games played by an Orioles outfielder in franchise history and finished fifth in the American League with 14 outfield assists ... Became the third Orioles outfielder to win a Gold Glove, joining Paul Blair (1967, 1969-75) and Adam Jones (2009) ... Named A.L. Player of the Week for 7/14-17...Went 6-for-14 (.429) with two homers in four games ... Recorded his 1,000th career hit with a third-inning single on 7/15 ... Ranked among AL leaders in games (160, 3rd), at-bats (641, 4th), plate appearances (716, 5th), hits (182, 10th), singles (135, 5th), times on base (251, 9th) and outfield assists (14, 5th) ... Played in 160 games, the fourth time in his previous five seasons he played in 160 or more and fifth straight season he led the Orioles in games played ... Set career and team-season-high with 19-game hitting streak, 6/8-30...Hit .414 during the run ... Set career-high with five hits, 7/3 at ATL ... Set career-high with six RBI, 6/10 vs. TB ... Made first career start at first base, 6/1 at SEA.
Finished the season tied for fourth in the American League with 45 doubles and became third player in Major League history with four straight 43-double seasons, joining Joe Medwick (1935-39) and Tris Speaker (1920-23), both of whom are in the Hall of Fame ... Became the first player in Orioles history with four consecutive 40-double seasons ... Batted .361 against left-handed pitching, the highest average in MLB for a left-handed hitter.
Drove in 100 runs (101) for the second time in his career (112 in 2007) ... Tied for the American League lead with 161 games played, the second time in his career he played 161 in a season (2007) ... Collected 45 doubles, sixth most in the AL (third consecutive season of 40+) ... Finished in the top 10 in the AL in games (T1st, 161), sac flies (T1st, 10), at-bats (3rd, 642), plate appearances (6th, 711), doubles (6th, 45) and hits (T7th, 188) ... Reached base safely in a career-high 38 consecutive games, 7/5-8/18, batting .335 (54-161) with a .935 OPS ... .Hit second career grand slam off Brad Penny, 4/17 at BOS.
Appeared in 157 games in his third MLB season, setting career highs in average (.306), runs scored (106), doubles (48), walks (99), on-base percentage (.406) and slugging percentage (.491)...Led the Majors with 17 outfield assists ... Finished among the top-25 in the American League in 16 categories: road batting average (1st, .330), times on base (1st, 283), walks (2nd, 99), on-base percentage (3rd, .406), doubles (T3rd, 48), runs (4th, 106), on-base plus slugging (7th, .897), games played (T9th, 157), average (10th, .306), hits (T10th, 182), extra-base hits (T10th, 69), total bases (T11th, 292), multi-hit games (T12th, 51), slugging percentage (20th, .491), at-bats (20th, 595) and RBI (23rd, 87) ... Had second multi-HR game on 9/14 vs. MIN.
In his sophomore MLB season, was named Most Valuable Oriole by local media after batting .300 with 23 home runs and 112 RBI in 161 games ... Ranked in the top-25 in the American League in 11 categories: games played (3rd, 161), go-ahead RBI (T4th, 31), doubles (T6th, 43), at-bats (7th, 637), hits (7th, 191), total bases (7th, 309), RBI (8th, 112), extra-base hits (T9th, 69), multi-hit games (T9th, 57), runs (17th, 97), average (19th, .300) and stolen bases (T21st, 18) ... Hit his first career grand slam on 4/13 vs. KC ... Homered on 9/16 at TOR, giving him 20 HR and 100 RBI for the year...Joined Jim Gentile (141 in 1961) and Cal Ripken (102 in 1983) as the only Orioles to drive in 100 or more runs in their second full season ... Hit his first career game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on 9/24 vs. KC.
Set an Orioles rookie record for highest batting average (.291) among qualifiers with 502 plate appearances ... Finished sixth in American League Rookie of the Year voting and was named as an outfielder on the Baseball Digest and Topps All-Rookie Teams ... Beginning on 5/27, started 98 of the final 103 games, including 96 starts in right field, and batted .314 through the end of the season ... Named American League Rookie of the Month for August...Hit safely in 22 of 26 games, batting .354 (34-for-96) with seven doubles, 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 22 runs scored and a .740 slugging percentage...His 10 home runs in August set an Orioles record for a rookie in a calendar month... Became the 11th rookie in the last 50 years to hit at least 10 homers in a calendar month ... Made his Major League debut in the season opener on 4/3 vs. TB, entering defensively in right field in the ninth inning...Went 1-for-3 with 3 walks in his first start on 4/5 vs. TB, homering off Devil Rays' Dan Miceli for his first MLB hit ... Became the third player since 1959 to draw walks in each of his first three Major League plate appearances (ARI's Danny Klassen on 7/4/98 and KC A's Bob "Rocky" Johnson in 1960) ... Matched an Orioles record by hitting three home runs on 8/22 vs. MIN...Marked the 18th time in club history a player hit three home runs ... Became the 21st rookie to hit three homers in game and the first Orioles rookie to do so ... Had six homers over a six-game span, 8/16-22, becoming only the eighth rookie to hit six home runs over a span of six of his team's games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and first since ATL's David Justice in 1990.