Now that catcher A.J. Pierzynski is leaving the Chicago White Sox for the Texas Rangers, the World Series champ is looking to also leave behind the five-bedroom Lincoln Park home he shares with his wife and two children.
(PHOTOS: Scroll down for photos of A.J. Pierzynski's Lincoln Park home.)
Pierzynski, 36, is asking $1.75 million for the 1886 Victorian, reports Chicago Real Estate Daily.
The three-story home on 2139 North Clifton went on the market shortly after the former White Sox catcher announced he was leaving Chicago after eight seasons with the team.
With ten rooms, the listing describes the home as restored, with original doors, "amazing mouldings" and a DeGuilio kitchen with built-in table and direct access to the garage roof top deck. With some modest luxuries like fireplaces and two garages, the home looks practical, cozy and more family-friendly than the opulent penthouses of other pro athletes in Chicago.
Pierzynski and his wife, Lisa, bought the house for $1.625 million in March of 2006, according to Block Shopper Chicago.
In June, Pierzynski was voted the "most hated player" according to a Men's Journal poll of 100 MLB colleagues. Among Sox fans, however, the catcher remained a fan favorite.
Following the news of his signing with Texas, Pierzynski took out a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune thanking Sox fans and Chicago, saying the city will always be "my kind of town."