For those of you who don’t know this about me yet, I’ve had a pretty cool background in the sport of baseball. Baseball has been one of the many vehicles in which the Lord has blessed me tremendously. Here are a few notables (I’ll share a massive list in a later post):
- Member of the American Samoa National Baseball Team (many, many years)
- First athlete to leave the island of American Samoa on a full-scholarship to a 4-year University for Baseball
- Made the USA All-Star team to a tournament in Europe
- Worked out with LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers scouts and winter training teams in Southern California before arm injury
- Traveled Europe as an assigned Road Show coach for Major League Baseball (Europe)
- Signed to Windsor Bears and became Defensive Player of the Year in London Premier League
- Signed third professional baseball contract with Pensacola Pelicans
- Won the Southeastern League championship with Pensacola Pelicans
- Injured and “hung it up” after the championship season
- Started International Baseball Connect and assisted in the signing of over 35 players to professional baseball contracts (domestic and overseas)
The reason I share some of the accomplishments is to highlight the fact that baseball has been an amazing way for me to learn more about myself, travel the World, and experience things I never would have experienced in my life.
With that said, I’m extremely proud of my heritage as a Samoan Baseball player and and super duper proud of the young Samoan athletes who have traveled this year to Utah to continue the baseball spirit on the island.
Congrats you guys and keep up the great work!
We’ve got some really exciting things in the works to help bless you guys more and give you the chance to experience life abundantly through the sport of baseball, much like it gave to me!