FAMILY LEGACY:Matt Gahan pitching in the professional leagues in Japan.
FAMILY LEGACY:Matt Gahan pitching in the professional leagues in Japan. contributed

Big hitters in this baseball family that lives on

ANTHONY was another standout in the Gahan family playing for Queensland in 1988, in the under 16 age group, and also in 1990, in the Queensland Under-18s team.

With the introduction of the Australian Baseball League Anthony was a member of the Daikyo Dolphins team in the 1990s.

Matt Gahan followed with some great achievements in baseball. He became a member of the Queensland Under-16 and Under 18-teams in 1990-1992.

In 1992 he gained the distinction of another Gahan with his Australian selection.

Matt's baseball career grew with his inclusion in the International IBLA competition in 2000 and from here he was signed to a minor league contract in the New York Mets organisation from 2001-2002.

Matt represented Queensland in the Claxton Shield and was selected as the Pitcher of the Series in 2006.

His first Australian selection came in 2002 before he suited up against Korea, Japan and also in the World Baseball Classic and the Intercontinental Cup in 2006.

Also in 2006 Matt played professional baseball in Japan and was selected in the 75th Diamond Allstar Queensland team.

Andrew kept the Gahan dynasty going becoming a junior and FNC representative for many years while taking out the FNC Rookie of the Year award in 1998.

Anthony's wife, Emma, has been an avid follower of her sons and has had a heavy involvement in FNC baseball being a board member for four years and secretary from 2010-2012.

She was awarded the Commissioner Award in 2013 and has been the FNCBA tournament director for the past five years.

Anthony and Emma's sons became the next generation of Gahan's who excelled in the sport.

Michael was a standout from an early age. In 2007 he toured New Zealand in the Queensland Under-13 team and went further with his selection in the Australian team to play in the Cal Ripken World Series in the United States.

He topped 2007 off by winning ZZZ Junior Sportstar of the Year.

Michael continued his rise in the baseball world with selection in Queensland Junior teams from 2008-2011.

Michael made another Australian appearance in 2011 as part of the Under-17 team which played in Mexico at the World Championships.

He followed that with another Australian selection in the Under-19 team which played in Guam.

Michael has continued to test his skills with a baseball scholarship at three different universities in the United States.

Jordan followed in Michael's footsteps with an Australian call-up in the Under-13 team which toured Japan and also made the Queensland Under-14 team.

A family achievement with this magnitude may never be repeated, in not only baseball, but possibly in any sport.



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