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Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is… Continue reading Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 1

On day one of round eleven Curaçao Neptunus hosted HCAW in a nail biter, De Glaskoning Twins was no match for L&D Amsterdam Pirates and Hoofddorp Pioniers was way too strong for DSS in Haarlem. HCAW  2  –  4  Curaçao Neptunus In a nerve wrecking game, Jim Ploeger of HCAW took a no-hitter into the… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 11, day 1

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Dutchies around the world, part 9

This week in Dutchies around the world: Jonathan Schoop, Jurickson Profar, Juremi Profar, Darren Seferina, Eugene Helder and Hendrick Clementina. Jonathan Schoop Even though the Baltimore Orioles are just hovering around .500 recently, Jonathan Schoop is having a good season. The 25-year old shortstop from Willemstad Curaçao is hitting a respectable .292, well above hit… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 9

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Tom de Blok debuts as starting pitcher

Last night, Dutch pitcher Tom de Blok debuted as a starting pitcher with the Connecticut Tigers. The parent club from Detroit think Tom, who used to be a reliever/closer in the Dutch leagues, can be converted into a starter.  The 21-year old pitcher from Amstelveen in the Netherlands started in the second game of the… Continue reading Tom de Blok debuts as starting pitcher

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Gianfranco Wawoe wins with North All Stars

One of the Dutchies that was selected for a minor-league All-Star Game, Gianfranco Wawoe played with the North Division All-Stars. Gianfranco entered the game as a defensive substitution in the sixth inning. This year’s California League All-Star Game was played at Recreation Park, home of the Visalia Rawhide. At the time Gianfranco entered the game in… Continue reading Gianfranco Wawoe wins with North All Stars

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Shairon Martis added to Tides roster

It has been a while since the Orioles acquired the contract of Shairon Martis from the Lincoln Saltdogs (independent, American Association), but finally, he has been added to the roster of the Norfolk Tides. On April 6, the Orioles acquired the contract of Shairon Martis. It took a while before he could join the team’s extended… Continue reading Shairon Martis added to Tides roster

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Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 10, day 3

On day three of round ten, Curaçao Neptunus headed to Oosterhout to face De Glaskoning Twins, Pickles UVV hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and DSS headed to Bussum to face HCAW. None of the games had a surprising outcome.  Curaçao Neptunus  7  –  2  De Glaskoning Twins No excessive win for Curaçao Neptunus but the team scored enough… Continue reading Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 10, day 3