Preserving the Rich History of Baseball in the Bahamas
Gregory Burrows Sr
Founder President of Freedom Farm Baseball League
Freedom Farm A Vision, Making Dreams Come Through for 28 Years.
Antoan Richardson & Greg Burrows Jr
Mrs. Elizabeth Burrows First Lady
Senator Burrows & Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Organization
Senator Burrows President of Freedom Farm
Mrs. Elizabeth Burrows
This 2009 Cal RipkinWorld Series TeamFeatured 4 Playerswho has gone on toplay Minor LeagueBaseball, They Are:Lucius Fox, Giants.Jasrado Chisholm D. BacksQuintin Rolle Reds.Chavez Young Blue Jays
Between 2014 and 2015 these five young men were sign to play minor league baseball, two were drafted in the MLBdraft and three were signed as international free agents.Anfernee Seymore was drafted by the Miami Marlins in7th round of the 2014 June draft and Todd Isaacs by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 2015 June draft.And in the International signing July 2nd 2015, was a bigday for Freedom Farm Baseball and the Bahamas, when Lucius Fox was signed by the San Francisco Giants for thebiggest professional baseball signing ever by any otherBahamian player, three other Bahamians signed also in the July 2nd signing, the two from Freedom Farm were,Larry Alcime with the Pittsburgh Pirates and JassradoChisholm with the Arizona Diamond Backs. Senator GregBurrows had a very proud moment at those signings.
2015 Opening Day March from Holy Cross Church to Freedom Farm Baseball Complex over 2000 Strong.
Gregory Conrad Burrows, the fourth of nine children, was born November 5th, 1959 to Herbert and Doris Burrows of Podoleo Street, Nassau, Bahamas. He obtained his early education at Claridge Primary’ School and Highbury School, which later became RM Bailey Senior High School from which he graduated in June1977. Mr. Burrows also attributes his success to his wife. Elizabeth Burrows,They are the proud parents of two sons, Gregory Burrows Jr. and Adam Conrad BurrowsMr. Burrows’ (Greg) first passion is baseball. He is the founder of Freedom Farm Baseball League and the Founder and President of the newly formed Bahamas Baseball Federation. Greg created the Freedom Farm League because of the love of the sport of baseball. He can be found every Saturday from 10 a.m., January through November, teaching the sport of baseball at the Freedom Farm Baseball Fields in Yamacraw Beach Estates.The Freedom Farm Baseball League actually began on a small farm owned by his wife’s uncle on Joe Farrington Road, named Freedom Farm, where Mr. Burrows first began teaching the game to his oldest son Greg Jr. and some of his friends. The number of youngsters involved grew and Mr. Burrows began putting teams together to play friendly games. Eventually, with the help of his employers, family, friends and the support of the children’s parents, Mr. Burrows turned the small farm into a little league baseball haven, where anyone passing by on a Saturday morning would see children playing baseball in the middle of cows, horses and sheep.After a few seasons the Farm became too small and an aggressive development program began at a property in Yamacraw Beach Estates. This is where the third wave’ of ball players made their start, including Greg’s second son Adam With the help of parents, players and close friend the league has developed four fields.The League’s main objective is to teach the game of baseball, for players to develop positive attitudes, discipline, and confidence through team work and obtain a higher level of education using the sport of baseball as its vehicle. “I would like to see my dream of baseball continue through these young players, playing college ball and continuing on to the major leagues. I honestly believe that with the high standard of play at Freedom Farm Baseball League we can continue to achieve our motto which is “Higher education through the sport of baseball”.Mr. Burrow is now in his third year as President of The Baseball Federation. One of his goals as Federation President is to see the duplication of leagues like Freedom Farm throughout the Bahamas. As the Marketing Manager for Lowes Wholesale Drug Agencies he traveled extensively, throughout the United States and Caribbean on many sales and marketing courses and seminars. Always ambitious and industrious, during his working tenure with Lowes Wholesale Drug Agencies. Mr. Burrows forged a partnership with his very good friends and owners of Lowes Wholesale to establish Tropical Brokerage Service Ltd. After twenty years with Lowes Wholesale Drug Agencies, Gregory Burrows is presently self-employed and the owner and operator of Esso on The Run South Beach and owner of The Cleaning Center Wholesale.In 2012 Greg Burrows was name to the Senate of the Bahamas by Prime Minister The Right. Hon Perry .G Christie.