Doosan Bears to face Roger Bernadina’s Kia Tigers in KBO championship series.

After having a bye in the first round after finishing second in the regular standings, the Doosan Bears have reached the championship series of the KBO in which they will face the Kia Tigers, who clinched a spot by finishing first in the regular standings. After losing the first game in the second round 13-5 …

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Kirvin Moesquit and Ademar Rifaela named organizational All-Stars

Curaçao natives Kirvin Moesquit and Ademar Rifaela have been named organizational All-Star of the Baltimore Orioles, together with ten others. The two youngsters have received this honor after an outstanding season. Second baseman Kirvin Moesquit played 61 games with the Aberdeen IronBirds in the New York-Penn League. Kirvin was drafted in the 24th round in …

Coco Balentien reaches 32 home run plateau for second time in his career

Wladimir "Coco" Balentien, the slugger from Curaçao reached the 32 home run plateau last weekend, for the second time in his career. In the game of his Yakult Swallows vs the Chunichi Dragons, Balentien contributed to the 7-5 win with a three-run, game-tying home run, his only hit of the game.  So far, Coco only has …

Gregorius pushes Jeter out of record books

In today's game vs the Minnesota Twins, Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregorius has pushed Derek Jeter out of the record books. Gregorius has replaced Jeter as the Yankee shortstop with the most home runs in one season. Derek Jeter set a record for most home runs in a season by Yankee shortstops in 1999 when he …

Dutchies in independent league playoffs

Last night several Dutchies made an appearance in playoff games of several independent minor leagues. Curt Smit, Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo played with the Lincoln SaltDogs in the American Association's semi final and Kalian Sams had a good appearance with the Quebec Capitales in the CanAm League's semi final. After a clear victory over …

Curt Smith red hot in American Association playoffs

As you could read here a few days ago, the Lincoln SaltDogs have reached the playoffs of the independent American Association. In the first round, the team of several Dutchies faces the Winnipeg GoldEyes. The American Association playoffs started last Wednesday. In the first game of round one, the Lincoln SaltDogs crushed the Winnipeg GoldEyes …

Ozzie Albies earns G-Braves MVP honors

After a successful season in the International League, in which he was named the International League's midseason and postseason All-Star, Ozzie was awarded the MVP honors of the Gwinnett Braves. The 20-year old Albies had an award winning season with Gwinnett. He batted a team-best .285 with 21 doubles, 8 triples, 9 home runs, 67 …

Ricardo, Oduber, Smith and Martis playoff bound

Four Dutchies have reached the playoffs of the American Association (independent) with their team the Lincoln SaltDogs. Aruban Randolph Oduber and Curaçaoans Dashenko Ricardo, Curt Smith and Shairon Martis won last night's game vs the Gary Southshore RailCats 3-1, to clinch the AA Central Division with a 3.5 game lead over the Kansas City T-Bones. …

Ademar Rifaela named Carolina League’s MVP

The A Advanced Carolina League announced yesterday that Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela has been named MVP of 2017. But it wasn't the only way Rifaela was laureled. He was also added to the Carolina League Postseason All-Star Team, together with another player from the Dutch Caribbean (the island of Aruba in this case), Sicnarf Loopstok. In …

Jurrjens and Albies to play in Dominican Winter League

Curaçaoans Jair Jurrjens and Ozzie Albies will participate in the Dominican Winter League or the Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana (LIDOM), which will start in October. Jurrjens has signed a contract with the Tigres del Licey, Ozzie Albies has signed a deal with the arch rival of the Tigres del Licey: Aguilas Cibaeñas. For …

Roster team Kingdom of the Netherlands for U18 World Cup

It took a while. Other countries had announced their 20-man roster already but finally today the KNBSB announce d the 20-man roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands U18. The team contains three professionals of which one has signed a contract but hasn't played a professional game yet. The professionals are Sherten Apostel, Mike Kelkboom …

Dutchies around the world, part 14

This time in Dutchies around the world we pay attention to Sharlon Schoop, Jonathan Schoop, Shawn Zarraga, Zander Wiel, Carter Kieboom, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, and Dashenko Ricardo. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan is having a record setting season. Recently he broke his personal record of single season home runs. Last year he set his PR at …

Yomiuri Giants show interest in Roger Bernadina

Roger Bernadina, who recently joined the 20-20 club in the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization), has drawn attention from the Yomiuri Giants. The famous club from Tokyo with the most NPB championships under its belt, sent a scout to Korea to watch several players, and Bernadina is one of them. The scout couldn't come at a …

Ozzie Albies to make his debut tonight

The Atlanta Braves tweeted tonight that Ozainho Albies will make his debut with the team tonight after being called up today. With Dansby Swanson sent down to AAA Gwinnett, it was a matter of time before Ozzie would get the call.  Wearing uniform number 1, Ozzie will be the youngest player in the Majors at …

Dutchies around the World, part 13

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Kenley Jansen, Shairon Martis, Jiandido Tromp, Ademar Rifaela, Ryan Oduber, Paul Brands, Wladimir Balentien and Kalian Sams. Kenley Jansen The best earning Curaçaoan/Dutch sporter is having a top season so far. In his seventh full season with the Dodgers, Kenley is on …

Jonathan Schoop named player of the week

A good performance resulted in Jonathan Schoop being named player of the week ending on July 23rd. The Curaçaoan second baseman of the Baltimore Orioles The announcement was made by MLB yesterday.  The press release of MLB stated: "Schoop batted .433 (13-for-30) with eight runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and 16 RBI over …

Ademar Rifaela earns player of the week honor

The Frederick Keys announced Curaçaoan outfielder Ademar Rifaela has been named player of the week of the Carolina League for July 3-9.  Ademar is the sixth Keys player in eight weeks to earn the player of the week honors. In the week of July 3rd - July 9th, Ademar went 12-for-19 with a home run, …