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5 Fun Facts About Mike Tauchman of the New York Yankees

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Mike Tauchman of the New York Yankees with Husky Rescue

Rookie outfielder Mike Tauchman came through for the Yankees in a big way in last night’s game.

But just who is Mike Tauchman?

We have compiled a list of 5 fun facts, so keep reading!

1. He Has a Rescue Dog

Mike has a 4- year old dog named Kota. The husky mix was born in New Mexico and was rescued by Mike and his wife. He “loves traveling around the country with mom and dad” according to his dedicated Instagram page.

Yes, the rescue husky has a page where you can keep up with all of his adventures. He even posted a photo wishing his dad a good first opening game with the Yankees. Look at how cute.

2. He is Married to Eileen

Mike Tauchman married wife, Eileen Ristau in a beautiful ceremony on January 7, 2017. He says she is “the love of my life.”

3. He Played Football

Mike is an all around athlete. While attending William Fremd High School, he played baseball and football. He was the quarterback for their Gridiron Football Team. Tauchman led a second half comeback against future NFL quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in a game during his senior year.

4. His Birthday is in December

Mike Tauchman was born on December 3, 1990 in Palatine, Illinois.

5. Got His First Yankees Homerun Ball Back

Mike Tauchman of the Yankees

In a career first 3-run homerun while playing with the Yankees against rivals, Boston Red Sox – Tauchman couldn’t wait to get that milestone ball back in his hands.

After being hunted down by security, the father and son who caught the ball struck a deal with the team. In exchange for it, Tauchman met the pair in a tunnel in the stadium and exchanged a few signed baseballs and posed for pictures according to


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