Friday, March 24, 2017

Born in Hong Kong

Here's something you don't see every day, a baseball card for a player born in Hong Kong.

As near as I can tell, Austin Brice is the only baseball player ever, born in Hong Kong. Too bad his Wikipedia page is silent as to how he came to be born there, or how he came to live in the US. He was drafted out of a high school in North Carolina.


Hackenbush said...

Not born in Hong Kong but Harry Kingman was the first and only other major leaguer born in China. Here's a piece on him from SABR:

Brett Alan said...

And Robin Jennings was the only major leaguer born in Singapore (which was never part of China, but has a large Chinese population). Don't know how he came to be born there, either.