Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 14, day 2

On the second day of the fourteenth round, only two games were played as the game between De Glaskoning Twins and Hoofddorp Pioniers was rained out. Curaçao Neptunus was way too strong for DSS even though it took them until the fifth inning to make that clear and L&D Amsterdam Pirates had to go deep …

Dutch win first ever Colt League World Series game

The Dutch Colt League team, the first Dutch representative at a Colt League World Series ever, debuted with a blast. In five innings the team beat thet tournament host Lafayette from Indiana 10-0.   The Dutch team, created with players from the various Dutch baseball academies,  got off a fast start as they scored four runs in …

Final standings Dutch overgangsklasse set….after a lot of hustle and bustle

Last week, you could read here about a boneheaded move by the KNBSB that led to a huge discussion on Facebook. Due to the use of an "iniquitous" player, Tridents, the farm team of Curaçao Neptunus, was punished. The KNBSB deducted two points from their total in the standings and the game in which they …

Tom de Blok hit hard for the change

For the first time since becoming a starting pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, Tom de Blok did last less than four innings. Not because he was limited to a pitch count, but because he was hit hard. Nevertheless, the West Michigan WhiteCaps beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 9-7. It was a night to forget …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 14, day 1

On the first day of the fourteenth round, it became clear the top four teams are much stronger than the lower three. De Glaskoning Twins was no match for Hoofddorp Pioniers, DSS kept pace with Curaçao Neptunus quite long but eventually fell to the Rotterdam based team and L&D Amsterdam Pirates beat Pickles UVV in …

Pete Rose not to participate in wall of fame induction

The Philadelphia Phillies announced today, that All-time hits leader, Pete Rose, will not participate in the upcoming wall of fame induction. Both parties fear that other matters will overshadow the goodwill associated with the Alumni Weekend at Citizens Bank Park on August 10-13.  The All-time hits leader would attend his induction to the Phillies wall …

Van den Hurk clinches 9th win of season

Dutch pitcher of the Softbank Hawks, Rick van den Hurk, has clinched his ninth victory today with a 5-1 win over the lowly Orix Buffaloes. Rick lasted eight innings on the mound and threw 119 pitches to accomplish the feat. Rick gave up a run in the first inning when Yoshida Masanori scored on Masahiro …

City of Hamtramck looking for purposes for old Negro League Stadium

In January it was announced that the National Park Service granted an amount of $50,000 to the Friends of Hamtramck Stadium. In this way, the old Negro League stadium can be saved from demolition. In a press release, the city of Hamtramck announced it is looking for pre development planning and design services for the historic …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017:

In a game with nothing at stake, as the positions in the regular season were set already, Curaçao Neptunus hosted Pickles UVV.  Without flexing their muscles, Neptunus beat UVV 2-0.  Until the fourth inning Pickles UVV could keep pace with Curaçao Neptunus when neither team scored. But in the bottom of the fourth, Neptunus loaded the …

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 …

Japan Day returns at De Glaskoning Twins

After a huge success last year, De Glaskoning Twins will organize Japan Day for the second time this year. This year's edition will be held on September 10. Just like last year, there will be a Japanese pitcher in the center of the attention. Last year this was Keiji Uezono, this year it will be …

Jeremy Guthrie calls it a career

Yesterday, in a post at the Players Tribune, the website started by Derek Jeter, Jeremy Guthrie has announced his retirement from baseball. After a career that spanned fourteen years in the majors and six years in the minors, the 2002 first round draft pick decided to hang up his spikes. So why an article about …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 13, day 3

On the third day, L&D Amsterdam Pirates hosted Hoofddorp Pioniers and De Glaskoning Twins hosted HCAW. The game between Pickles UVV and Curaçao Neptunus wascancelled beacause the infield looked like a pond. Hoofddorp Pioniers  5  -  7  L&D Amsterdam Pirates For L&D Amsterdam Pirates, not much was at stake at this game. Even if Curaçao …

Another great outing for Tom de Blok

It starts to get annoying  😉 , but last night Dutch pitcher Tom de Blok had another great performance for the West Michigan WhiteCaps. Also thanks to this performance, the WhiteCaps beat the Lake County Captains 3-0. After his last appearance, which wasn't a start but a three inning relief appearance, this one was of …

Red Sox sign another Aruban talent

Apparently, the Boston Red Sox are very happy with their Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Even this happy they signed another Aruban talent. According to Baseball Aruba, the Sox signed Brandon Rincones to a professional contract. Brandon can play shortstop and he can pitch as well, so it is up to the Red Sox how they …

Dutch hoofdklasse 2017: Round 13, day 2

On the secondday Hoofddorp Pioniers hosted L&D Amsterdam Pirates in a very close game. Pickles UVV was beaten up by Curaçao Neptunus and De Glaskoning Twins headed to Bussum to face HCAW in another close game. L&D Amsterdam Pirates  2  -  3  Hoofddorp Pioniers In a very close game, Hoofddorp Pioniers bested L&D Amsterdam Pirates. …

Battle for promotion in Dutch overgangsklasse not done yet

Since last weekend, the teams who will participate in the promotion/relegation group seemed to be set. Next to the three Dutch hoofdklasse clubs DSS, Pickles UVV and De Glaskoning Twins, three clubs from the overgangsklasse (one level below the hoofdklasse) appeared to be Storks (The Hague), Onze Gezellen (Haarlem) and Quick Amersfoort. But a fourth …