The Rookie: The American dream of Kalian Sams

A film by Ibrahim Diallo and Tim Toet

‘My goal is to play in the Major League.’ This is the dream of professional baseball player Kalian Sams. The Dutch international left his homeland seven years ago to make his dream come true in the United States. ‘The life of a baseball player is hard. Eight hours a day in a bus, practise and in the evening to play a game. Every day.’ Last year the Seattle Mariners fired Sams. After a couple of weeks Sams was signed by San Diego, but also left that team. At the end of last season the Dutch international was playing for the Texas Rangers organization. This season Sams is trying to make the last step to big show, because it could be his last chance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *