Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Mike Bolsenbroek leaves Regensburg, Jan Tomek fills the void

According to the website of the Regensburg Legionäre, their ace Mike Bolsenbroek turns his back on the club to join the three-time German champion, Heidenheim Heideköpfe. According to head coach Tomas Bison the Legionäre have tried everything to change his mind but the offered contract wasn't financially attractive to continue his stay with Regensburg.  "It …

Dutch roster for Baseball Week Haarlem unveiled

In a press release, the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) announced the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming Baseball Week Haarlem. The roster contains three players that will debut with the team. One of the debuting players is Misja Harcksen of De Glaskoning Twins. The other two are catcher …

Ballparks around the world: Armin-Wolf-Arena, Regensburg

In this episode of Ballparks around the world, we pay attention to the home of the Regensburg Legionäre (with 700 members, the biggest baseball club in Germany), the Armin-Wolf-Arena. The ballpark was constructed from September 1997 through July 1998. On September 8, 1996, the members of the Bavarian Baseball Federation held a special meeting in …

Czech pitcher to pitch in the Netherlands

Czech national team player, Jan Tomek will join Tridents, the "minor league" team of Curacao Neptunus from Rotterdam. After a year with the Buchbinder Legionaere from the German Bundesliga, he will try his luck in the Netherlands.  Last season, Tomek appeared in 16 games for the Legionaere from Regensburg, in which he posted an ERA …

Bolsenbroek remains with Regensburg

The Regensburg Legionaere from Germany announced  through their website today, that Dutch pitcher Mike Bolsenbroek will stay with the club. 2017 will be his tenth season with the club from the German Bundesliga. With the exception of three years in the minors (2008-2010) Bolsenbroek played for the multiple German champion since 2008. Mike even pitched …

Future of ELB may not be as gloomy as it looks like, part 2

About two months ago you could read here that the future of the Euro League Baseball does not look as bad as you might think. Today the league confirmed this in a press release. In the press release, ELB president Wim van den Hurk stated that the league will continue in 2017. Finally the Dutch …

Mainz Athletics dominating to German title

For seven innings the game between last year's runner up Regensburg Legionaere and the Mainz Athletics. was rather lopsided. The strong pitching of the Mainz Athletics, in the person of Eric Massingham, kept the Legionaere on a leash for six innings. But Claytn Voechting of the Legionaere pitched well in the first four innings as he …

Mainz Athletics one win away from championship

After beating up the Regensburg Legionaere 13-2 in game one, the Mainz Athletics won game two at their home ballpark, beating Regensburg 5-0. Next Saturday in Regensburg can be the decisive game for Mainz. If they win that game they can raise the championship banner.  Despite the 5-0 win, the Athletics did not quite outhit …

Mainz Athletics beat up Regensburg Legionaere in game one

Just like in the Netherlands, the German competition is at the stage of the championship series now. Where the first game in the Netherlands was a close one (a 6-5 for L&D Amsterdam Pirates over Curacao Neptunus), it wasn't the case in game one in Germany. The championship series between two South Division teams, the …

Slugfest in Regensburg as Legionäre beat Disciples

Tonight the first matchup between the two German participants in the Euro League Baseball was played. In Regensburg, the Legionäre hosted the Munich-Haar Disciples in almost arctic temperatures. In the game the hitters on both sides were very agressive, resulting in more than thirty hits in total. The score went back and forth and because …

Euro League Baseball will start but without Italian and Dutch teams

In January you could read here already that the number of participants of the Euro League Baseball was down to four. Back then it was still questionable if L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate. But today it was announced that the club from Amsterdam will not participate, still because of a ban applied by the KNBSB …

Asia Winter Baseball League evaluation with Ivan Rodriguez

After covering almost every game of team Europe during the Asian Winter Baseball League, Yankeebiscuitfan’s Dutch Blog has interviewed former manager of HCAW from Bussum and current manager of the Buchbinder Legionaere from Regensburg, in an attempt to evaluate the participation and the creation of the European team in the Asia Winter Baseball League in …

ELB to start with four teams in 2016

The other day I read a short note at the Twitter account of EBM+, the European Baseball Magazine. https://twitter.com/BaseballEBM/status/678136740276797440 This made me curious about the reason why. The general manager of the Bonn Capitals confirmed to me that they have withdrawn for the 2016 season. The reason for this withdrawal is the financial risk that …

Groups of new European Cup: Curacao Neptunus in tough group

The European Cup for club teams will be played in Rimini (Italy ) in 2016. A second facility is still up in the air, but it is very likely that San Marino will be the second host because a second ball field is needed so all games can be played in time. The Rimini Pirates …

Euro League Baseball will start in 2016 but with a different format

Last Friday, nine members of the Euro League Baseball met in Amsterdam for the first winter meeting of the league. All representatives decided to give the new league a go but with a different format than the original one. In the original format there was a bi weekly four game schedule in which the games …

Heidenheim wins German title in nail biter; no-decision for Bolsenbroek

In a packed Armin-Wolff-Arena, about 2,500 fans saw a nail biter in which Mike Bolsenbroek wasn’t as dominant as he can be.  The atmosphere during this game was fabulous. Fans of both teams kept cheering until the final out. Dutch born, Mike Bolsenbroek cruised through the first inning by retiring the side but hit a …

Bonn Capitals joins Euro League Baseball

Yesterday the Euro League Baseball expanded with the Bonn Capitals as the tenth member. When League president Wim van den Hurk, father of former MLB player and current NPB star Rick van den Hurk, visited the Capitals in July, the club showed some serious interest already. In addition Haar Disciples became Aspirant Member of EAPB which …