Grady Sizemore graduated from Cascade High School in 2000. The outstanding multi-sport athlete earned accomplishments on the field and the court. Some of his most notable accomplishments during his High School Career include:
• 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All Area (football, basketball, and baseball)
• 1st Team All State (Football & Baseball)
o Seattle Times Baseball Player of the Year
o Everett Herald’s Baseball player of the year, and Man of the Year in Sports
Sizemore began his professional baseball career with the Montreal Expos in 2000 after turning down a football scholarship from the University of Washington.
He made his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2004 and played his first full season in 2005 batting .289 with 22 home runs, 81 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases. After signing a new contract in 2006 he led the American League in games played, runs scored, and doubles and was named the Cleveland Indians Man of the Year.
From 2005-2009, Grady achieved amazing accomplishments including:
• Three-time MLB All-Star
• Two-time Golden glove award winner (2007 & 2008)
• American League Silver Slugger award (2008)
• Golden Tomahawk award winner
• Led league in doubles (53), extra-base hits (92) and runs scored (134)
Still playing well in 2010 and on, injuries began to be a major factor in his career. He moved on to play with the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Tampa Bay Rays to end his career at the end of the 2015 season.