Gerrit Cole

Birth Name: Gerrit Alan Cole

Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 8, 1990

*father – Dutch
*mother – three quarters Italian, one quarter German

Gerrit Cole is an American professional baseball player. He is a pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Gerrit is the son of Sharon and Mark Cole. Gerrit is married to Amy Crawford, with whom he has a son. Amy is the sister of professional baseball player Brandon Crawford.

Gerrit’s paternal grandfather was Adrian Cole, Jr. (the son of Adrian Cole and Sarah Antonetta Van Der est). Gerrit’s grandfather Adrian was born in Michigan, to Dutch parents.

Gerrit’s paternal grandmother was Esther Plyman (the daughter of Gerrit/Gerritt Pijlman/Plyman and Meintje “Minnie” Meines). Esther was born in Iowa, to Dutch parents. Gerrit’s great-grandfather Gerrit was born in Vroomshoop, Twenterand Municipality, Overijssel, Netherlands, the son of John Pylman and Roelofje “Ruth” Baas. Meintje was born in Boksum, Menaldumadeel Municipality, Friesland.

Gerrit’s maternal grandfather was Charles James Heim (the son of Charles Lewis Heim and Agnes Marino). Gerrit’s great-grandfather Charles’s father was German. Agnes’ parents were Italian.

Gerrit’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lou Aversa (the daughter of Ralph Pasquale Aversa and Mary Ann Critelli). Gerrit’s grandmother Mary Lou’s parents were Italian, with her own mother having been born in Calabria.


Obituaries of Gerrit’s paternal grandparents, Adrian Cole and Esther (Plyman) Cole –

2 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Is “Cole” and Anglicization of a Dutch name?

  2. jackson9 says:

    Gerrit is Italian (Calabria) and German on his mothers side. His mother Sharon (Heim) Cole was the daughter of Charles James Heim 1926-2000 and Mary Lou Aversa 1929-2018. Charles was the son of Charles Lewis Heim 1903-1980 and Agnes Marino 1904-1987. Mary was the daughter of Ralph Pasquale Aversa (Italy) 1895-1974 and Mary Ann Critelli (Calabria, Italy) 1901-1959. Charles Heim’s father was born in Germany and Charles mother was born in New York. Both of Agnes Marino’s parents were born in Italy.

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