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Future Baseball Hall of Famer Adrián Beltré Joins Baseball United Ownership Group
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Feb 13, 2023, 12:01 PM ET
One of the best third baseman of all time, Beltré becomes latest legend to invest in new professional baseball league
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, Feb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball United, the first-ever professional baseball league created to serve the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, announced today that former Major League Baseball third baseman Adrián Beltré has joined its investor group. Beltré, a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, spent 21 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, and the Texas Rangers. He is one of only 12 players in MLB history with 3,000 hits and 400 home runs.
Beltré joins MLB Hall of Famers Barry Larkin and Mariano Rivera as part of one of the most decorated ownership groups in professional sports. In addition to his investment, Beltré will join the organization's Board of Directors.
"This is a big day for our Baseball United community across the world," said Kash Shaikh, President and CEO, Baseball United. "We are honored to have Adrián join our passionate pursuit to grow the game of baseball the right way, in a part of the world that's yet to experience it at a professional level. Adrián is not only one of the best baseball players who's ever lived, but he's also a great businessman, a high-character leader, and an amazing teammate. We are looking forward to partnering together as we work to inspire two billion new fans to fall in love with America's Pastime."
Baseball United, which begins play with its Dubai Showcase in November of this year, will provide an opportunity for hundreds of players, coaches, and staff to play the game professionally across the Middle East and South Asia. The league's four founding franchises will be announced after the World Baseball Classic.
"I'm so impressed with what Kash, Barry, Mariano, and the rest of the Baseball United team have already accomplished, and I'm so excited to be a part of our continued growth," said Beltré. "I believe we can make a meaningful impact in all the communities we serve, while also building a significant business across the region. As with any winning team, it all starts with the right leadership, talent, and culture, and I believe Baseball United has all the right ingredients to do something special."
To learn more about Baseball United, visit baseballunited.com.
About Baseball United
Baseball United is the first-ever professional baseball league created to serve the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Our mission is to inspire two billion new fans to fall in love with baseball. In addition to our professional league, the Baseball United ecosystem includes youth development, federation partnerships, media and content production, merchandise, and non-profit outreach. With over 30 nationalities represented on our team rosters and a new suite of game changes, Baseball United is working to create a new future for baseball in one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Learn more at baseballunited.com.
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