The Story of MLB’s First African Born Player-Gift Ngoepe
Where do great players come from?
What does it really take to chase down the dream of becoming a professional athlete?
Gift Ngoepe grew up with his mother and two brothers in a 7 by 9 room in the clubhouse of the Randburg Mets Baseball Club outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. It was here that he found his passion for the game of baseball. No one ever would’ve nor could’ve imagined that this African youth would go on to become the first African born Major League Baseball player.
This week, we find out what it really takes to chase down a dream as we talk with Gift Ngoepe about his journey to becoming the first African born player to play Major League Baseball. We talk to Gift about his journey, the people that helped along the way, and what it was like to step on to a Major League field for the first time as a Pittsburgh Pirate.
It is an incredible story of grit, perseverance and determination and it’s a story everyone should hear.
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