Curaçao, the Caribbean part of our kingdom, is roughly the same size as the average Dutch city. Yet it produces more professional baseball players than any other country in the world. What is the secret behind this remarkable success? The talents, or prospects, start their careers with a hefty dose of determination and are surrounded by a community that lives and breathes baseball. Coaches, parents and friends: they are invaluable during the often hard road to success, as stars such as Andrelton Simmons, Hensley Meulens, Didi Gregorius and Jurickson Profar have experienced.
Homerun Curaçao is a three-part documentary by producer IDTV and Omroep ZWART. Baseball stars explain how they made it to the U.S. Major League Baseball, the pinnacle of baseball. Young talented players from Curaçao aspire to a life in the stars’ shoes and are doing anything they can to make their baseball dream come true as well.
Watch Homerun Curaçao Wednesdays at 9:45 PM at Omroep ZWART on NPO 3, starting May 3rd. Can’t wait? All three episodes will be available on NPO Plus on May 3rd.