Houston Astros' Jack Cassel Welcomes Daughter Nellie Ann

09/24/2008 at 01:30 PM ET
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Houston Astros’ Jack Cassel, 28, is a first-time dad after he and wife Julie welcomed daughter Nellie Ann Cassel at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, September 22nd in California. She weighed 6 lbs, 5 oz and was 19 ½ inches long.

If Nellie follows in her family’s footsteps, she will be a very athletic little girl! Not only is her dad a relief pitcher, but her uncles play professional sports also. Matt Cassel has stepped up to replace an injured Tom Brady as quarterback for the New England Patriots and Justin Cassel is a minor league baseball player.

Source: MLB

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Bugs on

Are Jack and Matt twins? They look so much alike!

Whitney on

yay for Jack – I know the family and there are all boys except for the youngest Amanda! Congrats to Julie and Jack

babyboopie on

Aww her name reminds me of nellie the elephant who ran away with the circus! Sweet!

Bethy on

Aw….the name Nellie is so pretty and sweet. Reminds me of “Little House on the Prairie”. And I must say….this guy is adorable! Yum!

Whitney on

betty – the entire family is georgeous