Loek van Mil’s condition still critical but stable

An article at couriermail.com.au sheds some light on the accident that happened to Dutch pitcher Loek van Mil. It also says his condition is still critical but it has turned to stable. According to the CEO of the Brisbane Bandits, Mark Ready, Van Mil remains in the hospital in a critical but stable condition. Now …

Loek van Mil hospitalized after accident

The Brisbane Bandits announced that Dutch closer, Loek van Mil, who is currently playing with the Brisbane Bandits in the Australian Baseball League, is hospitalized after suffering a serious head injury. Loek got the head injury in a non-baseball related accident. He is hospitalized in a hospital in Canberra. Loek appeared in just one game …

Limited action for most of Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

This weekend, the (former) Dutch hoofdklasse players did not see much action. The only one who got plenty of playing time was Dwayne Kemp. The others were limited to an inning or a few at-bats. Shogo Nakashima, the solid reliever of the Sydney Blue Sox, pitched only one inning in Saturday's 5-1 win over the …

51s adopt new name: Las Vegas Aviators

Since 2.00 PM (Pacific Time), the Las Vegas 51s are no more. The team will move into a new stadium in Summerlin in 2019 and as a result, the team has rebranded. The team has adopted the name Aviators. https://www.facebook.com/AviatorsLV/videos/2241642819413083/ Of five names the name Aviators was chosen because of the history of the company …

Minor League history: Lone Star League (1927-1929)

Through the decades, there have been many minor leagues in the state of Texas. The Lone Star League was one of them. The first one saw the light in 1927 and would last two seasons before disbanding during the 1929 season. The Lone Star League that started in 1927 was rated as a class D …

Kenny van den Branden joins Hoboken Pioneers

Quite a blow for the runner-up in the 2018 Belgian championship, the Borgerhout Squirrels. Ace pitcher, Kenny van den Branden has decided to turn his back on the Squirrels to join the Hoboken Pioneers. Kenny van den Branden guided the Borgerhout Squirrels to a spot in the Belgian championship series. His strong outing in game …

Twins sign Schoop and Torreyes

In a move to fill two middle infield spots, the Minnesota Twins have signed Curaçao native Jonathan Schoop and Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes to one-year contracts. The void in the infield was created when the Twins traded Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar at the non-waiver trade deadline. Schoop, who was non-tendered by the Milwaukee Brewers, is …

French division I expands to 12 teams

The French Baseball Federation will expand the French first division to twelve teams. As a result, the league will be split into two groups. This year, only seven teams finished the competition of the French top league.      The two groups contain the following teams: Group A Rouen Baseball 76 Montpellier Barracudas Lions de …

Dutch teammates face each other in ABL

  Today, Dutch hoofdklasse teammates Dwayne Kemp and Loek van Mil faced each other in the matchup between the Brisbane Bandits and the Sydney BlueSox. Even though Kemp bested his teammate Van Mil, the Blue Sox ended up at the wrong side of the score after ten innings: 5-6.  Just like last week, the Blue …

Schoop becomes free agent

In a Tweet, the Milwaukee Brewers announced they had non-tendered infielder Jonathan Schoop and three other players. This move makes Schoop a free agent, meaning he can sign where ever he wants. Even though Schoop is a solid infielder, his offense stayed behind in the past season as he hit a meager .233. Compared to …

Jonathan Schoop on the brink of becoming FA

With $10.1 million on the final year of his contract, the Milwaukee Brewers are contemplating the options for their infielder Jonathan Schoop. The club is mulling whether to trade him to tender him or not to tender him. If the Brewers decide to do the latter, the 27-year old Curaçaoan will become a free agent. …

Baseball related songs: “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf

In this edition of Baseball related songs we pay attention to Paradise By The Dashboard Light, performed by Meatloaf. Coming from his album "Bat out of Hell", "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" is by far his greatest hit. In 1977, Meatloaf released his single "Paradise By The Dashboard Light". It would be a part of …

Steve Janssen manager of German national team

In a surprising move, the DBV (German Baseball Federation) assured itself of the services of Belgian native and former Dutch national team manager Steve Janssen.  According to Mister-baseball.com, the 46-year old will start his assignment on January 1st, 2019. Janssen will also be responsible for the German U23 team. Janssen will replace Martin Helmig who …

Van Mil clinches first win, Blue Sox avoid sweep

On the final day of round two, the Brisbane Bandits split the series vs the Auckland Tuatara by losing 4-0 and winning 4-2. The Sydney Blue Sox won the final game of the four-game series vs the Canberra Cavalry to avoid a sweep. In the first game of the doubleheader between the Auckland Tuatara and …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

Geelong-Korea wins first-ever ABL game

After being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox last week, the debuting Korean team has won its first game in the Australian Baseball League. In a rain-shortened game Geelong-Korea beat the Perth Heat 7-1. The Korean starting pitcher Jin-Yong Yang pitched six solid innings. He limited the Perth Heat to only one run on four …