Current Indians designated hitter, first baseman, and occasional outfielder Nick Swisher is born in Columbus, Ohio.
Swisher, the animated clubhouse presence, joined the Cleveland roster early in 2013 on a four-year, $56 million contract with a vesting option for a fifth year. He had previously spent his first four seasons in Oakland before a one year layover in Chicago with the White Sox. He was dealt by the White Sox to the New York Yankees in a five player trade and spent four years in the Big Apple, supplying the club with a .268 average and 105 home runs in his stay. His run in pinstripes also included a trip to the 2010 All-Star Game, the only one of his career.