Babe Ruth’s jersey sold for $5.6 million

An auction at Yankee Stadium brought together some fine Babe Ruth memorabilia. Piece de Resistance was a road jersey that was worn by the Bambino. This jersey was reportedly sold for a whopping $5.6 million, a record-breaking amount. At Yankee Stadium, more than 400 items were brought in for an auction, mostly by his family …

Blue Jays snatch two youngsters away from Dutch hoofdklasse

Two young Dutch players signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jiorgeny Casimiri (HCAW) and Sem Robberse (Quick Amersfoort) will join the only Canadian MLB organization. Both players are pitchers. Casimiri acted as a reliever for HCAW this season. Robberse was one of three starting pitchers for Quick Amersfoort. The seventeen-year-old Casimiri started his …

Padres’ brown/yellow uniforms to be unveiled in November

The other day it was announced through the San Diego Union-Tribune, that the San Diego Padres will unveil their new 2020 uniforms in November, shortly after the final game of the World Series. The club is trying to protect as many aspects of the new uniform as possible. The “rich brown and vibrant gold” color …

Today in baseball: Lou Gehrig starts his streak

Today, 94 years ago, Lou Gehrig started what would become a record-setting streak of consecutive games played. The star first baseman of the Bronx Bombers entered the game vs the Washington Senators as a pinch hitter (his only pinch-hit appearance in his career) for shortstop Pee Wee Wanninger. In the game, a 5-3 loss vs …

Didi on his way back

After spending a long time on the Disabled List, or Injured List as it is called nowadays, due to Tommy John surgery, Didi Gregorius played his first game yesterday. Gregorius, who throws right handed, is coming back from surgery to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. At the Spring Training complex at …

Today in baseball: Flip-down sunglasses

Today in 1915, player-manager Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates filed for the patent for flip-down sunglasses. These sunglasses, worn by outfielders to battle the glare of the sun, were to believed to be good for motorists as well. Future Hall of Famer Clarke would also file for the patent of sliding pads and a …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Andrelton Simmons, Zander Wiel, Juremi Profar, Kevin Josephina, Wladimir Balentien and Phildrick Llewellyn.  Andrelton Simmons So far, Andrelton Simmons is having a career year. In previous years he never topped .300, although he came rather close last year with a .292 average, but …

Dutchies all over the world

It has been a while since the Dutch Baseball Hangout posted about players of the Dutch Kingdom that play around the globe in other countries than their home countries. In this first episode, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Eugene Helder, and Jonathan Willems. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban born shortstop is …

“Hit sign, win suit” a legacy of its own

Today, another little piece of baseball history, even though it is only baseball related. This blog post is about the famous Abe Stark sign at Ebbets Field, the former home of the former Brooklyn Dodgers. In the early days of baseball, many MLB parks looked like many MiLB parks look nowadays. The outfield walls were …

Carter Kieboom to debut with Nats

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have called up top farmhand Carter Kieboom for Friday's home game vs the San Diego Padres. So far this season, Carter spent time with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies and put up some nice numbers. Thanks to handling a good bat, Kieboom is slashing .379/.506/.636 with three homers and …

Today in baseball: Yankees break with a tradition

The New York Yankees are known as one of the most conservative MLB franchises. A lot of things are regarded as tradition and will not change any time soon. But on April 6, 1973, the Bronx Bombers were the final team in MLB to get rid of something that was a common thing in baseball …

Luis Sojo at the helm of Spanish national team

After Paco Figueroa was appointed as the Phillies outfield and baserunning coach of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Spanish national team was without a manager. But the Spanish baseball federation has found a successor who is more than capable. Former Major Leaguer Luis Sojo. Sojo had a thirteen-year career that brought him to Toronto Blue Jays, …

Mike Trout $430 million????

According to insiders, the Los Angeles Angels and their star outfielder Mike Trout are finalizing a 12-year deal worth a reported $430 million. Yes, you read it right. $430 million. This contract would break Bryce Harper's record-breaking contract by $100 million even though the contract is a year shorter. This contract will keep the 27-year …

MLB seems to follow the Blue Jays

Hell has frozen over. Yesterday you could read here that the Toronto Blue Jays will raise the salary of their minor leaguers with 50%. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, MLB appears to follow suit. According to Passan, Major League Baseball has reportedly suggested changes that would improve minor league playing conditions during a collective-bargaining …

Blue Jays raise minor league salary

Where the "Save America's Pastime Act" was designed to keep the salaries of Minor Leaguers low after a thorough lobby by MLB, the Toronto Blue Jays have chosen to go another way. Instead of keeping the salaries of their minor leaguers low, the club has decided to raise them. According to sources, the club will …

Today in baseball: Cincinnati Greens

The title of this blog post may tell you it is about St. Patrick's Day. Next, to being the very first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds had another first in the history of baseball. In 1978 during a St. Patrick's Day practice game, the team donned Green jerseys instead of their traditional red ones. …