ESPN DigitalJul 27, 2023, 12:02 PM ETReading: 2 min.
The former Major League Baseball player is directly involved with the activities of the first professional baseball league in the Middle East.
albert pujolsbaseball legend MLBfuture member of Cooperstown Hall of Fame and the recently appointed Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Unitedhas made the official announcement that the first professional baseball league in the Middle East will hold a rookie draw on September 19, 2023.
“I am very excited to share the news of Baseball United’s first draft! history is being made”, reads the message posted by pujols on his official Instagram account.
In a press release that elaborates more on the subject, the league indicated that the draw will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States, birthplace of the first professional baseball team in 1869. It was also detailed that the draft of novices will have as participating teams the Mumbai Cobras and Karachi Monarchsas well as two franchises to be named in the future from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
It is recalled, as an important point, that in the particular case of the monarchsits leader will be the former Dominican player Miguel Tejada and additionally, they also have the Dominican ex-player of MLB and future member of Cooperstown, Adrian Beltreas honorary manager.--
About the 2023 Draft of Baseball United, Kash Sheikhpresident of the league and majority owner indicated that it represents an important opportunity for all involved.
“The Baseball United Draft is something our entire team has been dreaming of for a long time. After almost two years of working across continents, we can make this league a reality for our players. I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to give guys a new opportunity to build, grow and extend their professional careers and there’s no better place to have our first draft than in the city that pioneered professional baseball more than 150 years“, said sheikh through the aforementioned statement.
on your side, Barry Larkinanother former player of Big leaguesco-owner of Mumbai Cobrasthe first team to be formed for the league and owners of the first overall selection of the draw, also spoke about the importance of the activity.
“It really is something big. There are plenty of talented players out there who are only one chance away from elevating their career. Now they will have that opportunity”, indicated larkin through the aforementioned press release.