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 …

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 …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …

Dashenko Ricardo debuts with Durham Bulls

It has been a while when you could read the news of Dashenko Ricardo's contract being picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays. But finally, the Curaçaoan backstop made a comeback in organized baseball. In the first game of a doubleheader, Ricardo was positioned behind home plate. On his own, Ricardo was responsible for a …

Minor League history: Middle Atlantic League (1931-1936)

In this episode of Minor League history, we pay attention to the period from 1931 through 1936 of the Middle Atlantic League, which was a rather successful period despite the Great Recession. Cities represented:  Akron, OH: Akron Yankees 1935-1941 Altoona, PA: Altoona Engineers 1931 Beaver Falls, PA: Beaver Falls Beavers 1931 Beckley, WV: Beckley Black Knights 1931-1934; Beckley Miners 1935 Charleston, WV: Charleston Senators 1931-1942 Clarksburg, WV: Clarksburg …

County tries to buy out FireFrogs

Indeed this is stunning news. The measure was added to the consent agenda and briefly discussed and approved at Monday’s meeting. According to the Osceola News-Gazette, Osceola County has approved a measure that will pay the Florida FireFrogs $500,000 if the team will leave Osceola County Stadium after this season. If the team accepts the offer, …

CanAm League looking to expand

The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (CanAm League for short) is looking for ways to expand its territory. Currently, the league is fielding six teams. Executive Director Kevin Winn is looking for ways to grow the CanAm League. This should be done by raising the league's salary cap and to expand the rosters from …