Preserving the Rich History of Baseball in the Bahamas

In the Spring of 1954 Andre Rodgers became the first Bahamian to sign a contract to play in the

Minor Leagues of Baseball, and when on to play Major League by 1957 with the New York Giants,

and in 1958 the team moved to San Francisco so Andre was an original San Francisco Giants.

Edison Armbrister was the only Bahamian to play in an World Series with the Cincinnati Reds, “The

Big Red Machine, he was traded to the Reds in 1971 from the Astros

From March 1954 to September 2015, over 53 known Bahamians played Professional Baseball

With the first Bahamian being drafted in June 1986 by the Baltimore Orioles Ken Adderley, the

Bahamas has had three player Drafted Multiple times, Antoan Richardson, 2001 Baltimore, 2002

Baltimore, 2004 Arizona Diamond Backs and in 2005 the San Francisco Giants. Albert Cartwright Jr,

2006 The New York Mets, and in 2007 The Houston Astros, and Todd Isaacs Jr by the Toronto Blue

Jays in 2015 & the Cleveland Indians in 2016, the Bahamas had it most minor league signing in 2015

with seven players signing, one in the 2015 M L B June Draft and 6 international signings.

Bahamian Major Leaguers

The Bahamas had Eleven Baseball Players Signed To Minor League Baseball from 2014 & 2015
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Andre Rodgers
Wilfred Culmer
Antoan Richarson
Wenty Ford
Edison Armbrister
Anthony Curry
Professional Baseball Players
SINCE 1954 BAHAMIANS PLAYED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
The color barrier in Major League Baseball was broken in 1947 by Jackie Robinson with the then Brooklyn Dodgers. Seven years later the Baseball Association was formed in August 1954 in Nassau, and so seven years later after Jackie Robinson Broke through the color barrier of Baseball in 1947 Andre Rodgers was sign to a Minor League Baseball Team in the Giants organization. Many other Bahamians started playing in the Minor Leagues of Baseball some of whom only played the game for less than 5 years ever. in the 1960s and 1970s many Bahamians were in the Minor leagues of Baseball.
ANDRE RODGERS
ANTHONY CURRY
WENTY FORD
VINCENT FERGUSON
ADRIAN RODGERS
LIONEL RODGERS
EDMUNDO MOXEY
ROY BETHEL
HENRY WILLIAMS
SIDNEY McKINNEY
SIMEON HUMES
BILLY McKLEWHITE
HUGH BETHEL
JAYSON MOXEY
RANDY ROLLE
ROOSEVELT TURNER
FRED TAYLOR
EDDIE FORD
FRED SMITH
EDISON ARMBRISTER
RANDY RODGERS
FRANKIE SANDS
JOHNATHAN AMBRISTER
KEN ADDERLEY JERVIS STUART RANDOLPH THOMPSON
WINSTON SEYMOUR
KEITH GOMEZ
PAT INGRAHAM
KENDAL MUNROE
SIDNEY OUTTEN
LOUIS McQUAY
CRESWELL PRATT
ANDRE WOOD
JACKIE WRIGHT
WILFRED CULMER
ALBERT CARTWRIGHT
GERON SANDS GREGORY BURROWS NEIL FORSYTH
SEAN ALBURY
RICARDO CARTWRIGHT
CHAMP STUART
BYRON MURRAY
DARIO SAUNDERS
ANFERNEE SEYMORE
RESHARD MUNROE
QUINTON ROLLE
DALE DAVIS JR
TODD ISAACS JR
KYLE SIMMONS
LUCIUS FOX JR
LARRY ALCIME JR
JASRADO CHISHOLM
The Growth of the Sport of Baseball in the Bahamas has seen   Major League Baseball Returned to the Islands in the 50s, 60, & 70s Major League Scouts Frequented the Bahamas for local Baseball Talent, starting with Andre Rodger in 1954 with the New York Giants the later moved to San Francisco so Andre was an original San Francisco Giants.  Many Bahamians baseball players followed Andre into Minor and Major League Baseball, Adrian Rodgers in 1956, Antony Curry & Lionel Rodgers in 1957.  In the 60s & 70s  all the way up to 1987 was the years lots of Bahamians went to play the Minor Leagues of Baseball, then a drop of until the Dodgers Signed Jamal Johnson in 1997, three years later the second Bahamian was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2000, Angelo Burrows,and then again in 2005 Antoan Richardson finally signed with the Giants after getting drafted three times before, followed by Albert Cartwright in 2006 and he signed in 2007 with Astros,
CHAVEZ YOUNG
ALI KNOWLES
TAHNAJ THOMAS
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DOMINIC COLLIE
BRANDON MURRAY
TRENT DEVEAUX
KRISTIAN ROBINSON
D’SHAWN KNOWLES
DAVONN MACKEY D’VAUGHN KNOWLES KEITHRON MOSS COURNEY SMITH
BRYRON FERGUSON JR
SHAMEKO SMITH
ANTOAN RICHARDSON
SHARD ROLLE
VINCE ALBURY
ORVEO SAINT PEREZ KNOWLES
CHAVEZ FERNANDER
WARRENT SAUNDERS JAMES ROLLE ZION BANNISTER DAX STUBBS EVERETTE COOPER IAN LEWIS
ANGELO BURROWS
TOM ALFREDSON