Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 3, day 1

On the first day of round three in the Dutch hoofdklasse, the eternal rivals L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Curaçao Neptunus faced each other. Other matchups were HCAW @ DSS, Silicon Storks @ Quick Amersfoort and De Glaskoning Twins @ Meerlease Pioniers. Curaçao Neptunus  9  -  2  L&D Amsterdam Pirates Despite Rob Cordemans' milestone, this was …

More reinforcements for De Glaskoning Twins

Lately, De Glaskoning Twins made some extra acquisitions to reinforce themselves. Today another one was presented. Japanese outfielder Yuki Yoshimura, who played in the organization of reigning NPB champ Softbank Hawks. Next to the Softbank Hawks, Yoshimura played for the DeNA BayStars from Yokohama. Besides playing as an outfielder, Yoshimura can also play first base …

Roger Bernadina signs deal in Taiwan

Recently you could read her that Roger Bernadina had signed a contract with the independent Ishikawa Million Stars. Today the Dutch Baseball Hangout learned he has signed a deal with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. After two seasons with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Bernadina wasn't offered a new contract. …

Minor League history: Middle Atlantic League (1931-1936)

In this episode of Minor League history, we pay attention to the period from 1931 through 1936 of the Middle Atlantic League, which was a rather successful period despite the Great Recession. Cities represented:  Akron, OH: Akron Yankees 1935-1941 Altoona, PA: Altoona Engineers 1931 Beaver Falls, PA: Beaver Falls Beavers 1931 Beckley, WV: Beckley Black Knights 1931-1934; Beckley Miners 1935 Charleston, WV: Charleston Senators 1931-1942 Clarksburg, WV: Clarksburg …

Today in baseball: Uniform number debut

Today, 90 years ago, the uniform numbers debuted in baseball. Even though the Cleveland Indians had experimented with numbers on their sleeves in 1916, they came with this novelty on Opening Day 1929. In fact, the Yankees would have been the first to play with uniform numbers as the club announced in January 1929 that …

Another Curaçaoan hits Italian top league

Slowly, Italian teams signing players from the Dutch Kingdom isn't a novelty anymore. Last year, Gilmer Lampe and Kevin Kelly were (one) of the firsts. This year, Jarreau Martina and Alex Rodriguez will join Fortitudo Bologna and today, Parmaclima Parma announced that the team has acquired Curaçaoan Reangelo Beaumont. The intention of Parma was to …

County tries to buy out FireFrogs

Indeed this is stunning news. The measure was added to the consent agenda and briefly discussed and approved at Monday’s meeting. According to the Osceola News-Gazette, Osceola County has approved a measure that will pay the Florida FireFrogs $500,000 if the team will leave Osceola County Stadium after this season. If the team accepts the offer, …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Perfect game for Misja Harcksen

On day three of round two, one pitcher would throw a perfect game. This was only the third perfect game in the history of the Dutch hoofdklasse.  The scheduled games of today were De Glaskoning Twins @ Curaçao Neptunus, Silicon Storks @ DSS, HCAW @ L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Meerlease Pioniers @ Quick Amersfoort. De …

CanAm League looking to expand

The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League for short) is looking for ways to expand its territory. Currently, the league is fielding six teams. Executive Director Kevin Winn is looking for ways to grow the CanAm League. This should be done by raising the league's salary cap and to expand the rosters from …

The favorite jerseys of my collection

Through the years built a small collection of baseball jerseys. It all started in 1991 when I got the jersey of my very first baseball club, now defunct Amstel Tijgers, three-time Dutch champion. From that moment on more jerseys got my way. This is an overview of the favorite jerseys of my collection. Amsterdam Baseball …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 2

On day two of round one, the following games were scheduled: Curaçao Neptunus @ De Glaskoning Twins, DSS @ Silicon Storks, Quick Amersfoort @ Meerlease Pioniers and L&D Amsterdam Pirates @ HCAW. Curaçao Neptunus  10  -  1  De Glaskoning Twins A flattering result for Curaçao Neptunus. In a real pitching duel in which Orlando Yntema …

Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 2, day 1

In the second round, the following series will be played: Quick Amersfoort - Meerlease Pioniers, DSS - Silicon Storks, L&D Amsterdam Pirates - HCAW and Curaçao Neptunus - De Glaskoning Twins. In the game between L&D Amsterdam Pirates and HCAW, veteran pitcher Rob Cordemans may break the 2,000 strikeout mark. Meerlease Pioniers    -    …

Today in baseball: Dodgers acquire Robinson’s contract

Today it is exactly 72 years ago that the Brooklyn Dodgers acquired the contract of Jackie Robinson. It would take five more days before Robinson would make his MLB debut. It was during an exhibition game against their AAA team, the Montreal Royals, where Robinson was playing after he signed a contract with the Dodgers …

Rob Cordemans close to some mile stones

Rob Cordemans, the veteran in the rotation of L&D Amsterdam Pirates is about to reach two milestones in the coming weeks. First of all, he can reach 2,000 strikeouts next Thursday. His second accomplishment may take a bit longer but will likely be reached later this season: 200 wins. Last season, Cordemans broke the career …

Today in baseball: Ballpark openings

Today 107 and 106 years ago there were some ballpark christenings. In 1912 Fenway Park opened its doors. A year later another iconic ballpark would be opened: Ebbets Field. Even though the first MLB game at Fenway Park was played on April 20, the first game ever was played on April 9, 1912. The Red …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2019: Round 1, day 3

On day three of the first round, it was up to three teams to get at least one win this weekend as Silicon Storks, HCAW and Quick Amersfoort had already lost their series. Only for DSS and Meerlease Pioniers it came down to the rubber game of their series. HCAW  6  -  7  Curaçao Neptunus …