Did You Know? The Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis is from Illinois Jason Kipnis was born April 3, 1987, in Northbrook. He attended Glenbrook North High School, where he played on the varsity baseball team for three years. During his junior year, he broke the school record in home runs with 11. He was selected to the all-conference team that season and was named to the all-state team his senior year.  

Kipnis attended the University of Kentucky and then Arizona State University, where he earned the PAC-10 Newcomer of the Year award in 2008 and the PAC-10 Player of the Year award and was named a First Team All-American in 2009.

Kipnis was drafted in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians, and spent only two seasons in the minor leagues before being called up to the major leagues in 2011. He is currently the starting second baseman for the Cleveland Indians and was voted to the 2013 All-Star game. He has a .263 career batting average with 44 home runs with Cleveland.  

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