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The first French player drafted on the other side of the Atlantic in 2007, Joris Bert (34) signs this season his return to Rouen Huskies who this Sunday, June 20, 2021 will receive Savigny-sur-Orge.
Baseball in France wins 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, the first French player in history to cross the Atlantic to sign an American franchise. It was in 2007, in the Los Angeles Dodgers, that Joris Bert was 20 years old.