Rick van den Hurk donates for charity

In a tweet and on his own website, Rick van den Hurk announced that he will have a weekly auction, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald Foundation. https://twitter.com/rickvandenhurk/status/1263451862633549824 The Dutch-born pitcher from Eindhoven will donate game-used baseball items and equipment from teams he played for. Since his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins in …

Start of KBO season at hand

After Taiwan, it looks like Korea will be the second country where the baseball season will take off. The KBO is planning to start the season early May but under strict rules to avoid corona infections as much as possible. The league has unveiled a manual that points out how players and teams can deal …

Hensley Meulens debuted in MLB 30 years ago

Hensley Meulens, the Curaçao-born bench coach of the San Francisco Giants made his first step in Major League Baseball, today 30 years ago. With the New York Yankees, Meulens became the first player from Curaçao to make it to the bigs. Meulens was signed by the Yankees as an undrafted free agent in 1985. After …

Roger Bernadina has to look for new club

The Kia Tigers announced they will not extend the contract of Curaçaoan outfielder Roger Bernadina. The main reason is the fact that the numbers he produced in 2018 were not as good as in 2017. After spending the 2016 season with the Las Vegas 51s (then a Mets farm team), Bernadina opted to sign with …

Roger Bernadina on disabled list

If you follow Korean baseball, you might have noticed that Roger Bernadina hasn't been in the lineups of the Kia Tigers lately. The 33-year old Curaçao born outfielder has been placed on the disabled list by his club.   Since May 15, Roger did not appear on any Kia Tigers lineup card since he has …

Roger Bernadina to stay in Korea

After a very successful season in which he helped the Kia Tigers win the KBO championship, Roger Bernadina has signed a one-year extension with the club from Gwangju. The Tigers have been very active to keep the trio of foreign players in their team. Next to Bernadina, the club signed Hector Noesi to a $2 …

Roger Bernadina wins KBO award

After a great season in which he won the KBO championship with the Kia Tigers, Roger Bernadina won one of the awards during the annual KBO award gala. The Curaçao born outfielder won the award for most scored runs. With 118 runs Roger beat the competition. In the MVP vote, Roger ended high as well, …

Small but important part for Bernadina in Tigers’ victory

In a nailbiter of a game, the Kia Tigers beat the Doosan Bears with the smallest possible margin, to tie the Korean Series at one. For 7.5 innings both starting pitchers kept the opponent in check, but eventually, the Tigers scored the game's sole run in the bottom of the eighth inning and that is …

Korean Series 2017: Roger Bernadina homers and drives in three in opening game loss.

In the opening game of the Korean championship series, the Doosan Bears upset the favorite Kia Tigers as they took advantage of a struggling Hector Noesi and walked away with a 5-3 victory. Hector Noesi cruised through the first three innings before he got into trouble in the fourth. Noesi walked the first two batters …

Doosan Bears to face Roger Bernadina’s Kia Tigers in KBO championship series.

After having a bye in the first round after finishing second in the regular standings, the Doosan Bears have reached the championship series of the KBO in which they will face the Kia Tigers, who clinched a spot by finishing first in the regular standings. After losing the first game in the second round 13-5 …

Paying scandal in Korean Baseball

The Samsung Lions are the latest of four clubs admitting they have paid a former umpire. The Lions, the former club of Dutchy Rick van den Hurk paid the umpire a day before they clinched the 2013 KBO title. A senior club employee wired four million Won (USD 3,850) to a person surnamed Choi, back …

Yomiuri Giants show interest in Roger Bernadina

Roger Bernadina, who recently joined the 20-20 club in the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization), has drawn attention from the Yomiuri Giants. The famous club from Tokyo with the most NPB championships under its belt, sent a scout to Korea to watch several players, and Bernadina is one of them. The scout couldn't come at a …