2021 World Cup U23: Dutch Blow 7-2 Lead And Lose in Extra Innings

They were so close. The Dutch were three outs away from becoming the second European team that pulled off an upset but they blew a five run lead in the seventh inning and fell to Korea in the eighth. The Kingdom of the Netherlands scored thrice in the first inning on a sac fly and …

Kingdom of The Netherlands Climbs One Spot in World Ranking

Today, the WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) released the new world ranking. As usual, there were some countries that rose some spots and there were countries that dropped some spots. First of all Japan. The land of the rising sun is unchallenged with a more than eight hundred point lead over the second place …

NC Dinos Get Their Hardware

Last year's champions of the KBO, the NC Dinos have received their personal championship trophies. What the players of the first time KBO champion, that celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, received, wasn't too shabby. Have a look and judge yourself yourself. The ring is as preposterous as those in MLB but when you put …

SK Wyverns sold

The SK Wyverns of the Korean Baseball Organization, has been sold unexpectedly. The new owner will be retail giant Shinsegae Group, that has bought the club for approximately 100 million Euros (122 million USD). On February 23rd, the official handover from the current owner SK Telecom to Shinsegae Group will take place. The new owner …

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 …

No KBO contract for Roger Bernadina

As all KBO clubs signed the foreign players they needed and that market closed on December 29, Roger Bernadina wasn't signed by any of the ten KBO clubs. Earlier during the KBO offseason, the Kia Tigers announced they would not re-sign Bernadina as his numbers dropped and as he has spent some time on the …

Not a great day for Dutch hoofdklasse players in ABL

Two of the three Dutch hoofdklasse players in the Australian Baseball League, did not have a great day. Sam Kennelly and his Perth Heat didn't make it through the first inning due to inclement weather. Dwayne Kemp and Shogo Nakashima lost 7-4 with the Sydney Blue Sox vs the Canberra Cavalry. The Blue Sox pitching …

Geelong-Korea wins first-ever ABL game

After being swept by the Sydney Blue Sox last week, the debuting Korean team has won its first game in the Australian Baseball League. In a rain-shortened game Geelong-Korea beat the Perth Heat 7-1. The Korean starting pitcher Jin-Yong Yang pitched six solid innings. He limited the Perth Heat to only one run on four …

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