has there ever been a MLB player born in Africa?

If so who?

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  • 7 years ago
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    No, not yet.

    Ntema Ndungidi was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He spent most of his time in the Baltimore organization, 1997-2002, but never made it above AA level. He's the only native of Africa who played pro baseball, recently, of whom I know. (He was living in Canada when drafted.)

  • 7 years ago

    Besides Ndungidi there's Barry Armitage who played in the minors for the Royals reaching AA in 2005 and 2006. He was born in Durban, South Africa.

    The Pirates currently have a 23 year old named Mpho' Gift Ngoepe on their AA team in Altoona. He was born in Pietersburg, South Africa. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cg...

    Other minor leaguers include:

    Alessio Angelucci born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988

    Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1988

    Justin Erasmus born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1990

    Dylan Lindsay born in Brakpan, South Africa in 1991

    Hein Robb born in Brakpan, South Africa in 1992

    Anthony Phillips born in Bellville, South Africa in 1991 and currently in the A+ league for Seattle.

  • 7 years ago


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