The Shankees Baseball Organization was founded in October 2008 during the division series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the LA Dodgers.
After many a mug, American Author Paul Perry and American photographer John Harris thought it might be a good idea to create an All-American baseball team in Buenos Aires.
A couple weeks later, the team of only eight Expats entered a local summer baseball tournament and performed exceptionally well. The players became friends and the team gave new meaning to the word “Yanqui”
The Buenos Aires Shankees made their official debut in the Liga Metropolitana de Beisbol on Saturday April 4th, 2009 at the Estadio Nacional de Beisbol in Ezeiza. Ever since then, over two hundred Expats have passed through the Shankee Ranks.
The Shankees Baseball Organization´s mission is to help Baseball grow in Argentina and turn it into the #1 sport in Buenos Aires!