David's Story

For those of you who prefer to listen to audio, this podcast interview I did with the World Baseball Experience podcast sums up my story well and how this website came to fruition.

I grew up playing ball in a small city in Canada where there is no high school or college baseball and only club baseball. Although I possessed some talent, post high school I decided not to pursue college baseball in the U.S. for financial reasons and studied at a local college.

The summer following my sophomore year (1999) I received a call from a former teammate playing in Austria asking me if I could come play for the Attnang Athletics for the remaining part of the summer. This was a life changing experience for me not only because I had the opportunity to play the game I love while experiencing Europe, but also because I met my wife-to-be that summer, a local Austrian girl.

Fast forward five years I was married with two small children and living in Canada, working the 9-to-5 cubical job and found myself in the midst of a divorce. Long story short, I moved to Austria to be near my children and re-kindle my love with baseball, re-joining the Athletics in 2004.

While with the Athletics, I also assumed a supporting role as import recruiter where annually I spent countless hours communicating with imports to find the right fit for the club’s goals. This led me to the creation of this website in 2012 as a fun project which eventually grew into a full time job which I then monetized into a business.

After hundreds of hours spent building relationships with clubs around the globe, today the website is a central recruitment platform where clubs and organizations from currently 31 different countries go to find their next import player or coach.

With a great supporting team and extended network of international baseball leaders, we are successful at facilitating an average over 300 connections between club and import every year.

I encourage anyone who has read this far to reach out and say hi either by email or over social media. If you have any questions I will get back to you ASAP!

David’s Globetrotters Playlist