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The Kid An All-Star

The Kid An All-Star

What can I say? The Kid is an All-Star. Call him what you want; Jazz Chisholm Jr knew he would be an All-Star some day. 

Confidence is an overstatement: 

A young Jazz believed he could hit any pitcher out of the park. So, he would come home every off-season to see how far he could hit the ball of his coach (Greg Jr.) and any other who would dare to pitch to him. So, at the age of 8yrs old, coaches had to contend with this Kid in the 12U division and his confidence. 

Small in stature with a big bat was The Kid Jazz Chisholm. As the youngest member of the Bahamas’ 2009 Cal Ripken World Series team, he was swinging for the fences and watching to see where the ball would land before rounding the bases. 

I am going to the Major League:

The Kid is an All-Star

2022 National League All-Star The Kids, Jazz Chisholm Jr.

After a bold prediction by this 11yr old Kid, we quickly saw reality beginning to happen as the DBack signed Jazz five years later; on July 2nd, 2005, International players signing day.  

The Road to the MLB:  

Jazz The Kid Chisholm’s Road to the MLB was quick; he wasted no time on the road to the MLB. Here are some routes he took; in 2016, Pioneer Rookies League, 2017; Mid-West League Single-A, 2018; Mid-West League then California League Advance-A, 2019; California League then Southern League, Double-A. Later that year, he was traded to the Marlins. Florida State League, Double-A. Do not look now; the Kids jumped from Double-A to the Majors.  

Jazz became the 8th known player from the Bahama Islands to make it to the MLB. Oh, happy day for local MLB fans. Hence, He made it to the MLB within five years, skipping Triple-A. 

The Kid is an All-Star: 

Jazz Chisholm Jr of the Miami Marlins was voted the starting second baseman for the National League All-Stars. However, we found out that he will not play in the All-Star with his injury. Most likely, with his presence at the game, I am sure he is still enjoying himself. Mixing it up with childhood idols and enjoying the spotlight is what the Kid enjoys the most. 

Additionally, Jazz brings fun back to the game along with the many up-and-coming young stars in the MLB today. Furthermore, with the clean fun in the game, more and more kids from the Island want to be like Jazz. By all means, most kids in the game are aiming for the spotlights of the MLB. 

After MLB All-Star:

I love seeing friends reunited at the #AllStarGame Ronald Acuna Jr & Jazz Chisholm Jr

After the MLB All-Star, we, the fans, are looking forward to The Kid picking back up where he left off before going on the D/L. We are waiting for you, Kid.

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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