Florida State League cancels remainder of season

The Florida State League (A-Advanced) has announced it will cancel the remainder of the season, including the playoffs and championship series as it prepares for the impact of approaching Hurricane Dorian. In a statement, the league said “This was a tough decision to make. The safety of our players, staff, umpires and fans are top …

Spencer Kieboom back at MLB level

After spending a season with the Harrisburg Senators (AA, Eastern League), Spencer Kieboom was called up by the Washington Nationals yesterday. As expected for a late-season call-up, he didn't get playing time in his first game. After leaving a good impression last year, as he spent about half of the season with the Nats, Spencer …

Dutchies around the World

In this episode of Dutchies around the World, we pay attention to Ozhaino Albies, Carter Kieboom, Spencer Kieboom, Sherten Apostel, Shervyen Newton, Edmond Americaan, Stephan Vidal and Roger Bernadina. Ozhaino Albies The Curaçaoan second baseman is having a good season so far. Currently, his batting average stands at .300. The main reason for that is …

Loek van Mil passes away at 34

With great sadness, the Dutch baseball world has learned of the passing of Dutch pitcher Loek van Mil. The tall Dutchman passed away at the age of 34 as the result of a fatal accident. The pitcher who made 48 appearances for the Dutch national team announced his retirement a few days ago because he …

Rockers trade Kalian Sams to Miners

The High Point Rockers of the independent Atlantic League have traded Dutch outfielder/slugger Kalian Sams to the Sussex County Miners of the CanAm League. The trade completed a trade made on January twelve. Back then, the Rockers took over Breeland Almadova for a player to be named later, which appeared to be Sams. Sams' numbers …

Minor League history: Middle Atlantic League (1946-1951)

In this episode, we pay attention to the second and final run of the Middle Atlantic League. The league would last for six more years (1946-1951) before folding for good. After World War II, many minor leagues returned from 3-4 years of absence. Also the Middle Atlantic League returned after it ceased operations after the …

Dutchies around the world

In this episode of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Didi Gregorius, Dashenko Ricardo, Calten Daal, Franklin van Gurp, Mike Kelkboom, Jonathan Willems en Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius After a long stay on the Injured/Disabled List, Didi Gregorius made his return with the Yankees on June 7. Normally a slow starter, Didi went …

Only in the minors: Christmas in July

Every year, at least one minor league club is celebrating Christmas during the baseball season. This year it is up to the Inland Empire 66ers. The club from San Bernadino will adopt a special Christmas moniker for the occasion on July 20. The 66ers will play the game on July 20 as the Inland Empire …

Minor League history: Middle Atlantic League (1937-1942)

In this episode of Minor League history we pay attention to the Middle Atlantic League in the period of 1937-1942. After the 1942 season, MiLB was shut down due to the war effort after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and America was dragged into the war.  Cities represented: Akron, OH: Akron Yankees 1935-1941 Butler, PA: Butler Yankees 1946-1947, moved from Pennsylvania …

Minor League history: Oswego Netherlands

A special piece of Minor League history today. Since this is a blog, mainly about Dutch baseball, the club in today's limelight is a perfect fit for this blog: the Oswego Netherlands of the Canadian-American League. The Oswego Netherlands was named after the local Netherlands Milk and Ice Cream Company. The team was one of …

Trash Pandas unveil 2020 uniforms

The Rocket City Trash Pandas have unveiled their uniforms for the 2020 season. The team is currently still playing under the Mobile BayBears moniker but will move to the Huntsville area after the 2019 season. The unveiling of the Trash Pandas branding happens in stages. In September 2018, the name of the club was announced …

Today in baseball: A 24-inning complete- game shutout

Yes, you read it well. A 24-inning complete-game. It happened 110 years ago in a Pacific Coast League game. On June 8, 1909, the San Francisco Seals hosted the Oakland Oaks. Both starting pitchers went the distance. Nowadays you don't see pitchers throw that many complete games anymore. But back in the day, it was …

Fresno Grizzlies kowtowing after AOC video

Thanks to the lack of checking the content of a video, the Fresno Grizzlies are under fire. The team showed a vid that sketched House of Representatives member Alexandra Octavio Cortez as an enemy of freedom.  During Memorial Day, the Fresno Grizzlies showed a video between two doubleheaders. The video started as a Memorial Day …

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 …

Nice debut for Gianfranco Wawoe in Frontier League

Curaçao born Gianfranco Wawoe will play in the Frontier League in 2019. Last week, the league started its season and so far, Wawoe makes his presence felt. The Southern Illinois Miners' infielder is leading the league when it comes to batting average. Last year, Gianfranco signed a deal with the New Jersey Jackals of the …

Fort Myers goes Major League

No, no, no. Major League Baseball isn't going to expand to Fort Myers. The local minor league club, the Miracle, will have a Major League themed day coming Saturday. Major League as in the movie Major League. Actor Corbin Bernsen, who played the role of Roger Dorn will make a special appearance at Hammond Stadium, …

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 …