Australian Baseball · Dutch baseball · Dutch Hoofdklasse

Dushan Ruzic back in ABL

Dutch baseball fans and especially those in Rotterdam will remember him: Dushan Ruzic. The tall Australian pitched a few years as closer/reliever for (then) DOOR Neptunus. In 2008, Ruzic joined DOOR Neptunus after having spent several years in the minor leagues where he reached AA level. In 20 appearances with Neptunus he recorded one win… Continue reading Dushan Ruzic back in ABL

Curacao baseball · Dutch baseball · Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball

Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutchblog interviews Roger Bernadina

Roger Bernadia former outfielder of the Washington Nationals and now playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes of the Colorado Rockies organization was prepared to do an interview with me for this blog. First of all I would like to thank Roger for the fact that he has taken the time to answer my questions. Because of… Continue reading Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutchblog interviews Roger Bernadina

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Curaçao Neptunus presents team for 2015

Tonight, current Dutch champion, Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam presented their Hoofdklasse team to club members and the press. Chairman and former Hoofdklasse pitcher Geoffrey Kohl, said some nice words about the former main shirt sponsor DOOR Training (which will remain as sub sponsor at the back of the jerseys) and explained how the contact with… Continue reading Curaçao Neptunus presents team for 2015

Dutch baseball · History of Dutch baseball

History of Dutch baseball: 1980 – 2000

The eighties and nineties will be bad decades for many baseball clubs. In 1986, Charles Urbanus jr. decided that it would be his last season. In the long run (2 years) this was a huge blow for his club, Amstel Tijgers. Urbanus was a magnet for players. It was an honour to play with him.… Continue reading History of Dutch baseball: 1980 – 2000

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History of Dutch baseball: 1960-1980

Like said before until 1963 baseball was dominated by teams from Amsterdam and Haarlem. But in 1963 out of nowhere Sparta from Rotterdam became Dutch champion. From 1963 to 1974 the club clinched nine national titles, a record only to be improved in 1985 by Haarlem Nicols and later by DOOR Neptunus from Rotterdam. Haarlem… Continue reading History of Dutch baseball: 1960-1980

Dutch baseball · Holland Series · Hoofdklasse

Holland Series 2014: Game 7

           vs  Game seven of the Holland Series turned out to be a game that a championship game should be: A nailbiter. Runs didn’t come cheap. For five innings both teams didn’t score despite having some runners in scoring position. The tie was broken in the bottom fo the sixth when Reilly Legito singled… Continue reading Holland Series 2014: Game 7

Dutch baseball · Holland Series

Holland Series 2014: Game 6

          vs   It was a tough day for a fan of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. Leading in the best of seven series by 3 games to 2, the team from Amsterdam was one win shy of the title. Today’s game started three and a half hours later because of a rain delay. The… Continue reading Holland Series 2014: Game 6