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Baseball Bahamas – Where The Next Stars of The Game Are Born

Todd Issacs – Baseball Player from the Bahamas. Photo by Mathew Carper

Baseball Bahamas – Where The Next Stars of The Game Are Born.

Just a short introduction of myself.

My name is Jeffrey Francis or Jeff Francis, and I own the website, Baseball Bahamas where I write about the minor league baseball players from my beautiful island in the Caribbean.

To begin with, at the age of 18 years old, I started coaching this wonderful game of baseball. In the first place, I had a love for the game from my childhood. As a rule, I started listening to games in the late ’60s out of Miami, Florida. As a result, in the early ’70s, I started playing in various leagues locally, right up to the premier senior league. Furthermore, this league is where almost all of our minor leaguers have played.

In 1982, I was invited to a three-day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood, Florida.

My love for the game has brought me to follow the future minor league stars from our homeland. Plus, to giving them the platform they deserve.

First, I am thankful to Legends on Deck for providing this platform, which will allow me to share our active Bahamian minor league ballplayers and their 2018 achievements. Next, I will also love to follow up with an end of year review on all of the players.

However, I am looking forward to sharing and truly introducing the baseball players to the world and the country where they are from.

Get ready, fans; I will be introducing to you some fun-loving kids from the 242 with awesome personalities and friendly smiles.

Baseball Bahamas – Where The Next Stars of The Game Are Born.

Stay Tuned…

Jeffrey was born on April 29th, 1961, in Nassau, Bahamas to Rejoiner Ann Rolle and Jerome James Francis Etienne. Married to Andrea G. Rolle-Francis, they have two daughters; Janae Latoya Francis, a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland, and Jessica Lee Francis a graduate Potomac State College West Virginia University in Kyser West Virginia. Jeffrey was coaching the sport of baseball from 1980 at the age of 18 years old because he loved the sport as a kid. He started listening to the game over the radio out of Miami Florida in the late 60s and in the early 70s started playing the game locally in various local leagues right up to the premier senior league; a league where all of the current Bahamian minor leaguers played. In 1982, Jeffrey had an invite to a three day tryout with the New York Yankees in Hollywood Florida, which was an awesome experience that is lasting a life time memory for him. Jeffrey has been following the Bahamian baseball players in the minor leagues since 1999 with Angelo Burrows, but found greater interest with the signing of Antoan Richardson in 2005. He also writes a year end review on their play on his Facebook page, Baseball Bahamas, and he has a website with the same name. He has a great following and would love to expose the baseball players to a bigger worldwide audience. He has a good relationship with all the players because he personally coached most of them. His favorite MLB Team is the Detroit Tigers from 1969.

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