Dynamic outfielder back for 2024 season
The London Majors are pleased to announce the signing of outfielder Starling Joseph, who returns for a third season looking to take his IBL game to the next level in 2024.
Joseph, a native of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, first joined the Majors in 2022 and played a big role in the club winning the second of its back-to-back league championships. He batted .351 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs during the regular season that year – and swatted another five homers in the playoffs.
The 25-year-old followed that up with another strong season last summer, batting .304 with 10 homers and a team-leading 48 RBIs. His 26 extra-base hits were second most in the IBL, trailing the leader by just one. He was named a second-team all-star for the second straight year.
“Starling is a player worth the price of admission. Every time he comes to the plate, something exciting could happen,” said Roop Chanderdat, the Majors’ GM and field manager. “He also plays the game the right way. He always goes hard, and he always has fun. He’s one of the fan favourites, for sure.”
He’s also been a coach’s dream, having played in every game over the last two seasons. He’s the only Major to accomplish that feat. He’s led by example, to be sure, but Chanderdat is hoping in his third season he’s more comfortable assuming a leadership role.
“This year I’m looking for Star to be a vocal leader in the clubhouse,” the manager said. “He has a presence, and he needs to take the next steps in his growth on our team.”
Before joining the Majors, Joseph spent five seasons, from age 16 to 20, in affiliated ball with the Texas Rangers organization – his last season happening the year before the COVID-canceled 2020 campaign.
“London is feeling like a second home to me now in my third season,” said the outfielder. “I love the fans and the city, and I want to help us win.”
About the London Majors
The London Majors are a proud member of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), the top-level summer league in Canada. Established in 1919, the IBL boasts ex-professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The Majors’ most recent success was winning back-to-back league titles in 2021 and 2022. The team plays at historic Labatt Memorial Park, the world’s oldest continually operating baseball grounds. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok at @Londonmajors