I feel grateful for the money we get, and the smiles and the tears from the people we help. We're given so much as baseball players. It's only fair that we give back.— White Sox closer David Robertson
David Robertson is currently a pitcher (#30) for the New York Yankees. He was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is a 2004 graduate of Paul W. Bryant High School, where he played baseball and led the Stampede to the Class 6A state playoffs in the school’s first year of existence. He attended the University of Alabama in 2005 and 2006 where he ranked among all-time school career leaders in strikeouts, appearances and saves.
David was drafted by the Yankees out of the University of Alabama in the 17th round of 2006 Major League Baseball Draft and became the fifth former Alabama player to wear pinstripes.
David played seven major league seasons with the Yankees. He helped the team to a World Series Championship in 2009 with two playoff wins, one in the ALDS and one in the ALCS. Robertson was also named to the 2011 American League All-Star roster. He finished the 2011 season with 100 strikeouts, becoming the first Yankee reliever since Rivera (in 1996) to record 100 strikeouts in a single season. In 2014 David replaced Mariano Rivera as the closer for the Yankees. In the 2014 season David recorded 96 strikeouts and 39 saves. The 2015 season opened with David as the new closer for the Chicago White Sox. David was traded back to the Yankees in 2017 and is happy to be in New York!
David and Erin met in Harwich, Massachusetts in June 2006 and they were married in January 2009 in Bedford, New Hampshire. In August 2012 they welcomed their first child, Luke Joseph Robertson. In July 2017, David, Erin and Luke welcomed Violet Grace Robertson to the family.
David and his wife Erin spend much of their time working with HIgh Socks For Hope. They actively fundraise for the organization, participate in all business decisions and serve on the board of directors. David pledges yearly $100 for every strikeout, and $200 for every recorded save.