It’s with the utmost enthusiasm that Global Baseball Adventures announces it’s first trip back to the Dominican Republic since the summer of 2019! After spending more than a year creating a detailed health & safety plan, GBA is confident in bringing high school athletes back to the Dominican Republic for a life changing week of […]
Summer 2019: One to Remember!
Global Baseball Adventures was founded on the premise of using baseball as a vehicle to create change, bridge cultural gaps and inspire amateur ballplayers to become leaders who will make a positive difference in the world. This founding premise was on display in monumental ways this summer as we had more player and parents join […]
New Year, New Excitement for Global Baseball Adventures!
2018 in Review! 2018 was a year of major growth for Global Baseball Adventures in so many ways! 2018 brought students from across Marin & Sonoma Counties to the Dominican Republic in order to bring much needed aide to the DR while playing baseball and creating life long bonds. In 2018, Global Baseball Adventures had […]
Final Game, Time with a Yankee & an Evening to Remember: Day 6
The final full day in the Dominican Republic was filled with once in a lifetime experiences and life lessons that will never be forgotten! Juan Marichal Stadium The morning was spent traveling to Santo Domingo where the boys from Marin were scheduled to face off against the Juan Guzman foundation for the final baseball game […]
Dominican Road Trip: Day 5
Our Dominican Republic road trip once again proved to be the most special day of the week as the boys from Marin traveled to the hometown of their MLB coach Pedro Liriano! Hitting the Road The day started off at the crack of dawn in order for the team to make the three and a […]
The Juan Guzman Foundation, Philanthropy in the Dominican Republic: Day 4
Over the past months, the boys from Marin have spent their free time collecting donations to give to impoverished youth that are served by the Juan Guzman foundation in Manoguyabo, Dominican Republic. After yesterday’s heart warming afternoon giving baseball equipment and serving lunch to the youth of Guayacanes, the boys were beyond excited to dedicate […]
Robinson Cano, Sandlot Game, Community Service & The Colonial Zone: Day 3
One word to describe today’s activities in the Dominican Republic: Transformative! Baseball is in the “Sangre” San Pedro de Macoris, home to the majority of Major League Baseball players that hail from the Dominican Republic is where the boys from Marin started their morning after gobbling down their breakfast in anticipation. The fact that so […]
First Game of the Week, SF Giants & Caribbean Dinner: Day 2
The first full day in the Dominican Republic featured an action packed schedule that included game one of the week, a trip to the San Francisco Giants academy for a behind the scenes glimpse into how players in the DR ascend to the “Big Leagues” and an unforgettable dinner where food wasn’t the only exciting […]
Marin County Meets Dominican Republic: Day 1
The sun and sounds of Santo Domingo’s Las Américas International Airport greeted our players from Marin County as they arrived to the Dominican Republic yesterday on the afternoon of June 19, 2018. The enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation was palpable as high-fives and hugs broke out in the airport upon reuniting their Dominican coaches and friends. […]
Dominican Republic 2018: Reunited & Ready!
“Hola Jake, Dime Lo!” (a Dominican term of endearment) This greeting rang out across the parking lot of Tamalpais High School as MLB pitcher Pedro Liriano spotted varsity pitcher Jake Buxton who last summer was the first ever American pitcher to step on the mound in Coach Pedro’s hometown of Fantino, Dominican Republic. “Hermano (brother), […]
Dominican Immersion Program: Education First, Baseball Second
“For a lot of us, life after the Big Leagues is harder than making it to the Big Leagues” – Pedro Liriano (MLB Picther) Opening day 2017: nearly one third of all players on MLB rosters were born outside of the US, with players from the Dominican Republic making up the large majority. The […]