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Who will be the first South African to play Major League Baseball?Each of these players share that dream. More Information
To qualify, the player must play in an official regular or post-season Major League Baseball game.
Callan Pearce was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Twins and joins the seven South Africans already playing professional baseball in the USA (Gift Ngoepe, Pittsburgh Pirates; Tayler Scott, Chicago Cubs; Kieran Lovegrove, Cleveland Indians; Anthony Phillips, Dylan DeMeyer and Dylan Unsworth all from the Seattle Mariners and Hein Robb, Minnesota Twins)
Callan Pearce hails from Glenwood High School in Durban, South Africa and excelled as a multi-sport, playing cricket, softball and field hockey. Callan was signed to a multi-year contract by the Minnesota Twins where he joins countryman Hein Robb.
Callan keeps the number of South African born professionals at eight after Robert Lewis-Walker was released by the Concinnati Reds.
Wayne Williams, BaseballSA