Auckland teenager Daniel Devonshire has become the third New Zealander to ever be drafted by a Major League Baseball team.
Devonshire was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 37th round of the Major League Draft today (NZT).
The 19-year-old catcher currently attends Colby Community College in Kansas.
He joins fellow Auckland Scott Campbell as a Kiwi to be drafted by the Blue Jays, taken in the tenth round in 2006. Paraparaumu-born Andy Skeels was the first New Zealand-born player to be drafted, by the San Diego Padres in 1987. The 46-year-old now manages the San Francisco Giant's single-A affiliate in San Jose.
No New Zealander has ever played Major League Baseball in the United States, with former Black Sox Travis Wilson coming the closest; missing making the Atlanta Braves' roster by just one spot in 2001.
Devonshire is the third Kiwi to link up with a Major League Baseball team over the last 18 months, following Wellington's Te Wera Bishop (Boston Red Sox) and Auckland's Pita Rona (Baltimore Orioles).
Of these accolades, which would you like to win most?