15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Gift Ngoepe

In April, Gift Ngeope became the first major league baseball player born on the continent of Africa. After nine years of playing minor league baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates called him up from Triple-A Indianapolis and he hit a single in his debut at bat on April 26, 2017.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Adam Pintar