Many mistake Gavin Sheets as the son of retired pitcher Ben Sheets, but they are not related

Looking at Gavin Sheets on the baseball diamond gives people a sense of déjà vu when they see Ben, and it makes them feel sad as they miss the pitcher.


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Often, Gavin Sheets led people to reminisce about the former American baseball pitcher Ben Sheets because of their shared last name, making them ponder for a while if Gavin is the son of Ben and is a pitcher, but they are not even closely related.

Gavin Sheets is a right fielder and first baseman who has played for the Chicago White Sox in Major League Basketball since June 29, 2021.

Meanwhile, Ben Sheets is a former American baseball pitcher who made his MLB debut on April 5, 2001, for the Milwaukee Brewers and remained with the team until 2008.

He maintained his presence on the Oakland Athletics and Atlanta Braves baseball diamond until 2012 when he retired.

So, imagining a relationship between legendary baseball players is common.

Interestingly, some assume Gavin Sheets is a combination of Gavin Floyd and Ben Sheets, both pitchers of their time, but none are related.

Comparison of Gavin Sheets and Ben Sheets’ family tree for a possibility of a relationship

The Chicago White Sox’s Gavin Sheets is a 28-year-old American baseball player, born to Larry and Sharon Sheets on April 23, 1996, in Lutherville, Maryland.

His father, Larry Sheets, is a former American baseball outfielder and designated hitter who had his MLB debut on September 18, 1984, for the Baltimore Orioles.

Larry had also played for the Detroit Tigers, Yokohama Taiyo Whales, and Seattle Mariners before retiring from MLB in 1993.

Seemingly, Gavin came from a father who was a baseball enthusiast, but it is not Ben Sheets.

He also has an elder sister, Lauren Sheets Jarrell, who is currently 38 years old and is married to Mike.

On the other hand, Ben Sheets is a 45-year-old former pitcher who was born on July 18, 1978, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He has a wife named Julie, with whom he shares two sons, Seaver, an infielder on the ULM baseball team, and Miller Bennett Sheets, who is also making his baseball career.

Ben is also a distant cousin of American former professional baseball player Andy Sheets, but no other Sheets seem to have a connection with the retired player.

Even the sportscaster Jeff Levering replied to one of a fan’s tweets saying Ben and Gavin Sheets are not related.

Additional Information

  • Gavin Sheets married his longtime girlfriend, Kahla Sheets, on December 18, 2022.
  • Ben Sheets joined his alma mater, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, in 2013 as a volunteer baseball coach.
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