High Point Rockers sign Kalian Sams

After the website of L&D Amsterdam Pirates stated that Kalian Sams would play for an independent team in North Carolina, it only needed a little bit of research to find out that would be the Atlantic League team the Highland Rockers. It still took until today until the official confirmation came out. The High Point …

Ballparks around the World: Stade Canac, Québec

It has been a while but in this episode of Ballparks around the World we pay attention to the home of the Québec Capitales (independent CanAm League), Stade Municipal in Québec, North America's only walled city. In 1937, Canada suffered from the great depression, just as most other countries of the world. Prime Minister of …

Third Dutchie added to the Québec Capitales’ roster

After Kalian Sams and Phildrick Llewellyn, the Québec Capitales of the CanAm League has added another player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Right-handed pitcher Wendell Floranus is the third Dutchie on the roster of the Canadian club. The 23-year old Curaçao born player played in the Empire Professional Baseball League for the Puerto Rico Islanders. …

Phildrick Llewellyn on roster of the Quebec Capitales

The Québec Capitales have placed a second player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands on their roster. Next to Kalian Sams, Phildrick Llewellyn now has joined the club from the capital of the Canadian province with the same name.   The 25-year old catcher from Curaçao joined A.S.D. Rimini from Italy at the start of …

Kalian Sams wins CanAm League title with Quebec

In a vastly superior way, the Quebec Capitales have won the 2017 CanAm League championship. The Capitales swept the Rockland Borders in three games (7-5, 7-2 and 9-3). Even though Kalian Sams went 0 for 1 last night with two walks and a sac fly, he was a big contributor in this series. In three games …

Dutchies in independent league playoffs

Last night several Dutchies made an appearance in playoff games of several independent minor leagues. Curt Smit, Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo played with the Lincoln SaltDogs in the American Association's semi final and Kalian Sams had a good appearance with the Quebec Capitales in the CanAm League's semi final. After a clear victory over …

Another Dutchie in the CanAm League

Until today, Kalian Sams was the sole player from the Kingdom of the Netherlands playing in the CanAm League. Until today... Today Danny Arribas signed a deal with the Rockland Boulders, the current leader in the standings of the CanAm League. Arribas got available for the Boulders after he was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates …

Sams and Ricardo will face each other in Indy All-Star Game

Two players of team Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kalian Sams and Dashenko Ricardo, will face each other in an independent league All-Star Game despite playing in different leagues. The American Association and the CanAm League will take on each other in the ASG that will be played at the ballpark of the CanAm League's Ottawa …

Kalian Sams named CanAm League player of the month

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands player Kalian Sams was named player of the month of June by the CanAm League. The player from The Hague in the Netherlands had a terrific month in which he excelled at the plate which earned him the title. Sams hit .342 (40 for 117) for the month of June …

Kalian Sams to Quebec for another year

Dutch outfielder Kalian Sams has signed another deal with les Capitales de Quebec. The French-Canadian team of the CanAm League has signed the outfielder for a year. Today the Quebec Capitales announced on their website that they have completed their outfield with the signing of Kalian Sams. The Dutch outfielder will don the uniform of the …

Kalian Sams back in Quebec

Kalian Sams, who was released by his Mexican club earlier this month, will return to the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. The multiple champion of the CanAm League kept the door open as Sams signed with the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen. Last season Sams was named most valuable player of the club …

Kalian Sams released by Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen

Within a month after the start of the Mexican Baseball League season, Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen released Kalian Sams. Despite getting seven hits in as many games, the Mexican League club thought it was time for him to go.  The outfielder from The Hague actually did not do this bad but he has been victimized …

Gurriel brothers defected

Two of Cuba's top talents fled the Ciego de Avila team that played in the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic. The two have stated several times before that they wanted to leave the country in a legal way and with the permission of the Cuban government. Yulieski (31 years old) is considered the best player …

Kalian Sams finds new club in Mexico

Kalian Sams, outfielder of team Kingdom of the Netherlands will not return to the Quebec Capitales in the upcoming season. On the day of the press conference of team Netherlands in preparation on the Premier 12 tournament, he told me that he liked it in Quebec but that he was looking for something different. This …

Kalian Sams named MVP of the Quebec Capitales

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams has been named the MVP of the Quebec Capitales of the independent CanAm League. After a slow start with the team, Kalian's batting average rose to a respectable .282. By far Kalian was the best slugger of his team with 16 homeruns. Kalian was also the swiftest player with …

Another promotion, but this time involving a Dutchie.

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams is a speedy guy. For his current team, the Quebec Capitales, he has stolen 30 bases so far. Since Minor League baseball is all about promotions, the Capitales thought it was a nice idea to lure fans to the stadium with a speed race between Kalian Sams and a …

Kalian Sams named CanAm League player of the week

Dutch national team player Kalian Sams, who had been struggling of late, was named player of the week by the CanAm League. The outfielder of the Quebec Capitales went 11 for 22 in six games last week.  The website of the Capitales announced the news with the following text: Kalian Sams fait parler son bâton …