MLB and African History Made

For the first time ever, Africa has a representative in the American Major League Baseball. Gift Ngoepe who was signed in 2008 by Indianapolis Indians at the age of 18, is not the first South African to sign a professional contract but is thee first to actually play an MLB game.

Seems to be that he has been impressing in the lower leagues with his stats. Β Baseball America rated him as the β€œBest Defensive Infielder” in the Pirates minor league system each of the last five seasons (2013-2017). Not bad chief. We’ve got no doubt that he’s going to do the continent proud (he already has though).



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