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, …

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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 …

Dutchies around the world, Asia part 2

Today Roger Bernadina and Wladimir Balentien both played for their respective teams. Bernadina helped the Kia Tigers to win but Wladimir Balentien and his Yakult Swallows did have an off day. After yesterday's convincing win, the Yakult Swallows fell to the Yokohama Baystars 6-1 Today.  Wladimir Balentien went 0 for 4 as he hit into a …

Dutchies around the world, Asia part 1

While the MLB and MiLB seasons in the USA still have to start, the season has started in several Asian countries. In Japan, two Dutchies will see action this year and one will see action in Korea. Two Dutchies that will play in Japan in 2017 are Rick van den Hurk and Wladimir Balentien. During …

Hof-er to throw out first pitch in Korea

Hall of famer George Brett, the famed former third baseman of the Kansas City Royals, will throw out the first pitch in Korea this weekend. The NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization have invited the Hall of Famer to thrown out the first pitch on Sunday before their season opener against the Lotte Giants at …

Breaking: Asia Pro Baseball Championship to be played in November

A few weeks ago you could read here that the CPBL, KBO and NPB were discussing a new championship for Asian baseball clubs. This championship would replace the defunct Asia Series and would host the champions of the aforementioned leagues. According to the Twitter account of the CPBL, the championship will be played from November 17 …

Korea manager dealing with players with personal issues

Manager of the Korean national team, Kim In-Sik, is mulling to cut Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-Ho from the Korean WBC roster due to several DUI charges that he faced. Next to Kang, Kim is mulling whether to use MLB closer Oh Seung-Hwan due to illegal gambling. Since Kang Jung-Ho is a bonafide slugger, this is good …

NPB, KBO and CPBL meet for new international tournament

According to m.appledaily.com.tw the CPBL, KBO and NPB want to organize a new post season tournament between the winners of each of those leagues. This tournament would replace the defunct Asia Series. The three leagues have planned a new tournament in November 2017 with four participants. Question is who will be the fourth particpant. Will …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Sensational win for Europe with double digits

That baseball is an unpredictable game was proven by team Europe and the KBO today.  The KBO had won 9 games out of 13, Europe only won 2 out of 13. But the unthinkable happened in the first two innings. Europe scored six runs in the first inning and four in the second to take …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Europe keeps pace for five innings

Yesterday team Europe faced the KBO representatives. For five innings team Europe could keep pace and even took a two run lead, but in the sixth inning the defense collapsed  and the Koreans walked away with the 9-4 win. Europe had a gritty start as it opened the score in the top of the first inning. …

Asia Winter Baseball League 2016: Ouch! KBO routs Europe 9-0

Just when you write that Europe is playing good baseball and doesn't commit a lot of errors, they are routed in their next game. The KBO delegation was too strong for team Europe, who were outhit and outscored by the Koreans. It was a game in which every European pitcher allowed at least one run …

A few changes on European roster for AWBL

On November 4 you could read the roster of the European team that will participate in this year's Asia Winter Baseball League on this blog. Today the WBSC, the governing body of baseball and softball in the world,released the definite roster. Compared to the roster that I found on baseball.it, there are a few changes. …

Team Europe returns to Asia Winter Baseball League

After last year's appearance, team Europe will return to Chinese Taipei to participate in the Asia Winter Baseball League. Last year team Europe debuted in this tournament with a tie. The team won one game and managed to get two more ties. Next to many talented players from the rest of Europe, some very talented Dutch …