Other Sport

Baseball star Ngoepe leaves MLB, heads for Australia

2018-08-31 10:36

Cape Town - South African baseball sensation Gift Ngoepe has left America and joined Australia’s Sydney Blue Sox.

The 28-year-old infielder previously played for Major League Baseball (MLB) outfits Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.

Ngoepe made history in 2017 becoming the first ever African-born player to make the major leagues.

“We are very excited to have Gift join the club and share his talent and big league knowledge with everyone,” the Blue Sox posted on their official website.
Blue Sox manager Tony Harris added: "We are super excited to have Gift join us for this season. I have known him for many years and not only is he an amazing defender at shortstop, but I also expect him to be exciting at the plate. He is a quality person that really fits our culture and will quickly become a fan favourite. Having spent time at the major league level these past few years our fans will witness baseball at its highest with Gift this season!"

Read more on:    gift ngoepe  |  baseball


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.