The Sport of Baseball in the Bahamas is Experiencing a great up surge in the
amount of baseball players that are playing and played professional baseball 29 in
all since 2005; and 2 between 1997 and 1999.
With the formation of the Bahamas Baseball Federation in 2001, there was two young Bahamian players signed to
play professional baseball after 1987, Free Agent International signing Jamal Johnson in 1997 out of Nassau by
the Dodgers, and Angelo Burrows drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 9th roundof the 1999 MLB Draft, pick #294
out of Killian High School in Florida.
Preserving the Rich History of Baseball in the Bahamas
The First International signing Jamal Johnson in 1997 Dodgers, and Angelo Burrows
drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 9th round of the 1999 MLB Draft, pick #294 out of
Killian High School in Florida. Jamal was the first since Winston Seymour, by the
Pirates in1987, and Angelo became the second Bahamian to get drafted since Ken Adderley
in 1986 by the Orioles,
Antoan Richardson was drafted 4 times starting from 2001, twice by the Orioles, 2002 &
03, 04 by the Diamond Backs and 2005 by the Giants which fianlly signed because he
because all of college playing time was up.And then in 2006 Albert Cartwright by Met,
and then again in 2007 by the Astros, Antoan Played in the Majors, bout played Indy
baseball and bout players retired from the game of baseball in 2017.
Between 2007 and 2009 the Bahamas also had three players signing to play with varies Independent Leauge Teams, Geron Sands in 2007 with
the St, George RoadRunners, Greg Burrows Jr alsoin 2007 with the St. George RoadRunners, and in 2008 with the Rockford RiverHawks, And
Neil Forsyth in 2009 with the Coastal Kingfish.
Giants, Cubs & Pirates
Braves & Yankees
There are only six known Bahamian to play in the Major Leagues of Baseball. Starting ten years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barier, with Andre Rodgers in 1957 with the New York Giants, Andre also was an original San Francisco Giants, he was apart of the team when they move to San Francisco in 1958, he played 11 season with three teams, The Giants, TheCubs and the Pirates. Anthony Curry was the second signing with The Philadelphia Phillies in 1960-1961, and then the Clevenland Indians in 1966, The third was Eddison ArmbristerwithThe Cincinnati Reds, ‘The Big Reds Machine” he played in the 1975 World Series where he was involve in the controversial bunt with the Boston Red Sox catcher Catlton Fisk, Ed is the ontwo MLB World Series Teams. The forth was Wenty Ford becoming the first Bahamian to pitch in the Major League with Atlanta Braves, The fifth was Wilfred Culmer, a former Track Starturned baseball player was sign by the Philadelphia Phillies like Tony Curry and was also traded to the Indians where he played in 7 games at the Major League Level. There wasn’t a Bahamian in the Major Leagues for twenty three years until Antoan Richardson in 2011 with the Atlanta Braves, Antoan was the only Bahamian to drafted four times, before he signed withthe Giants out of the 2005 MLB Draft. And played in his first MLB game in September 2011 when in his first at bat got a hit of Clayton Kershaw, and onec again in 2014 with the New York Yankees, where he made history by scoring the run on Yankees great, Short Stop Dereck Jeter’s final MLB RBI Hit of his Hall of Fame career. Antoan had a .350 MLB Career Batting Average and stoled all six of the bases in six attempts.
Anfernee Seymour is the Atlanta Braves #22 Top 30 Prospect.
Down on the Farm
Top 30 Prospects
Jasrado Chisholm is the Arizona Diamond Backs #7 Top 30 Prospect.
Lucius Fox is the Tampa Bay Rays #11 Top 30 Prospect.
Kristain Robinson is the Arizona Diamond Backs #19 Top 30 Prospect
Trent Deveaux is the Los Angeles Angels #24 Top 30 Prospect.
D’Vaughn Knowles Keithron Moss
Two more young players from the Bahamas has signed to play in the Minor Leagues of Baseball,with the Taxes Rangers Farm System, bring the total players from the Bahamas in Pro Baseball to 20.
Tahnaj Thomas Dominic Collie Jr Shameko Smith
Khristian Robinson Trent Deveaux D’Shawn Knowles
Brandon Murray Byron Ferguson Jr Davonn Mackey
Starting twith he signing of Tahnaj Thomas by the Clevenland Indians July 2nd 2017 Internationl baseball players signing day saw 4 more youngDecember 6th 2016, saw the highest amount of Bahamians ever signed Bahamian signing, Davonn Mackey to the Oakland Athletics, Khristain to professional baseball, 10 including 2 this December. After Tahnaj Robinson to the Arizona Biamond Backs, Trent Deveaux to the Los AngelesDominic Collie in March, then Shameko Smith the only Bahamian to Angels, and D’Shawn Knowles also to the Los Angeles Angels. Robinsonbe drafted in the 2017 MLB June draft, He went in the 13th round to joins Jasrado Chisholm the DBacks #7 top prospect and Dominic Collie Jrthe Rockies, then two players signed to play Independent baseball Robinson also is the DBacks #17 top prospect, and Anges made Trent theirBrandon Murray, Frontier League & Byron Ferguson Jr.Thoroughbred #25 top prospect. more and more baseball players from the Bahamas areBaseball League working hard and waiting their turn to get a call by a MLB club.