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Posted on 06/19/2021 at 3:49 p.m.
The first French player drafted on the other side of the Atlantic in 2007, Joris Bert (34) signs, this season, his return to the Rouen Huskies who, this Sunday, June 20, 2021, receive Savigny-sur-Orge.
Baseball in France gains licensees every year but is still far from the media craze it knows in the United States, South America or Japan. Only true amateurs may still remember the name of Rouennais Joris Bert, first French player in history to cross the Atlantic to sign in an American franchise. It was in 2007, at the Los Angeles Dodgers, Joris Bert was 20 years old.