Prior to February 2019, Zackary Grant Britton was a professional baseball pitcher with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball under the name Zach Britton. He was formerly a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
Britton attended Weatherford High School in Texas and was selected in the third round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
Britton, who was formerly a starting pitcher, changed to closer in 2016 and led the American League in saves while being nominated to the AL All-Star team in 2015 and 2016.
From September 20, 2015 until August 23, 2017, Britton set an American League record with 60 consecutive saves. During the 2018 season, the Orioles traded Britton to the New York Yankees.
Britton, the youngest of three brothers, was raised in the California city of Santa Clarita. His maternal great-grandmother is of Dominican descent, yet he does not speak Spanish.
His fair skin is a result of his German-Irish father, Greg. His freshman year at Canyon High School was spent there.
As a result of plunging headfirst into the concrete while attempting to catch a foul pop-up during baseball practice with the freshman team, he suffered fractures of the skull and collarbone and bleeding in the brain. Two days were spent in critical care.
Britton transferred to Weatherford High School upon his family’s relocation to Texas. He was both an all-state outfielder and a pitcher for the baseball team. Texas A&M University has offered Britton an athletic scholarship.
Is Zack Britton A Dominican?
Zack Britton is American but on his mother’s side, Zackary Britton has a Dominican great-grandmother, yet he does not speak Spanish.