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Dec '09 16

MLB endorse Belgian Baseball Academies

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During the EBCA Convention in Brussels, MLB’s Jason Holowaty talked with the coordinators of the Belgian Baseball Academies to talk about the development of the sport in Belgium. Afterward the Academies got praised in an official letter from Holowaty and Major League Baseball may consider cooperation in the future if the progress continues. Currently 19-year-old outfielder Thomas De Wolf (New York Mets) is the lone Belgian players signed by a MLB club. He made his debut in the Dominican Summer League this year.

Quote by www.FRBBS.be:

In an official letter received today by KBBSF, MLB officially endorses the Belgian Baseball Academy (BBA), jointly run in close cooperation between VBSL and LFBBS under the auspices of KBBSF.
This symbolic recognition follows a meeting between BBA Coordinators (Filip Van der Meiren and Jérôme Sana) with MLB Game Development Manager Jason Holowaty at the annual EBCA Clinic recently held in Brussels. At this occasion, KBBSF President Jérôme Legris confirmed the Federation’s full support of this joint collaboration between both Leagues ‘under one roof’. Also present was Tom Gillespie, MLB Academy Coordinator, who praised both Filip and Jérôme for their program and dedication.
Congratulations to BBA Coordinators for this achievement. Let it be a springboard for the BBA to grow further in the development of our young talents.

Letter by Major League Baseball (PDF-File)

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