Origin of Minor League team names: S

S Sacramento RiverCats: The word River refers to the Sacramento river. It isn’t the first ball club where a characteristic of the area and the word “cat” are put together to create a name for the club. Salem Red Sox: Another fine example of a club run and owned by the parent club with the …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 4

                vs   With DSS leading the play down series 2-1, Mampaey the Hawks stretched it to a decisive fifth game. In Haarlem, DSS took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but The Hawks countered with two runs in the top of the second. The third inning was a very productive …

Holland Series 2014: Game 5

        vs   Where L&D Amsterdam Pirates managed to win Saturday's game in a comeback fashion, they couldn't on Sunday. DOOR Neptunus took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Gianison Boekhoudt led off the inning with a doube and advanced to third on a 4-3 groundout hit by Kalian Sams. Dwayne Kemp drove in …

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: NLDS game 2

             vs  The Giants took on the Washington Nationals yesterday. I can hear you think: "Dutchies in that game?" Not players but San Francisco's hitting coach Hensley Meulens is a Dutchy as well. Meulens was the first player from Curacao that made it to the bigs. He is also responsible …

Hoofdklasse/Overgangsklasse play downs 2014: Game 3

      vs  The series between Mampaey The Hawks and DSS was tied at one. Yesterday DSS headed to Dordrecht to take on the Hawks. In the first five innings neither team did score. Mampaey The Hawks had the best opportunity to score with runners in scoring position twice, but the team failed to cash …

Holland Series 2014: Game 4

      vs  Despite my fear that Rob Cordemans wouldn't pitch, he was sent to the mound by manager Charles Urbanus. But even with Rob Cordemans on the mound, L&D Amsterdam Pirates trailed after one inning. With runners on first and second and two outs, Kalian Sams proved his value for DOOR Neptunus. When he …

Holland Series 2014: Game 4 probables

  vs  After Thursday's game, DOOR Neptunus got back into the series. Diegomar Markwell handed the victory to the team from Rotterdam with a dominant outing. Today game four will be played in Amsterdam. Who will Charles Urbanus (manager of L&D Amsterdam Pirates) and Evert-Jan 't Hoen (manager of DOOR Neptunus) send to the mound? …

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: ALDS game 2

  vs  What a game it was. Game two of the ALDS between the Tigers and the Orioles. The O's took a 2-0 lead after Jonathan Schoop got on base on the first single for Baltimore in the bottom of the third. Nick Markakis took Schoop with him when he hit a homerun. At least, …

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: ALDS game 1

  vs What a night it was for Jonathan Schoop. Not only did his team, the Baltimore Orioles, win with a big margin, Jonathan himself performed very well. In the bottom of the second inning Jonathan was responsible indirectly for the run that the Orioles scored. With Ryan Flaherty on first, Jonathan singled on a …

Holland Series 2014: Game 3

  vs  In game one Diegomar Markwell was hit hard and Kevin Heijstek was practically unhittable. Game three was the other way around. Kevin Heijstek struggled in the first two innings. He allowed two runs on four hits in the first inning. In the second he allowed one more run on two hits, but eventually …

Origin of Minor League team names: R

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Holland Series 2014: Game 3 probables

       vs     Tonight, game three will be played at the home field of L&D Amsterdam Pirates. I am going to attend, so I am really looking forward to this game. I wonder who will be the starters for both teams. Since Kevin Heijstek pitched on Saturday, he has had four days …

KNBSB (Dutch baseball and softball federation) appoints successor of Robert Eenhoorn

                                                   The KNBSB has appointed  Gijs Seldenrijk as the successor of leaving technical manager Robert Eenhoorn. Eenhoorn has found a new challenge as manager of soccer club AZ from Alkmaar. Gijs Seldenrijk is a well known name in the Dutch baseball world. Since 1991 he has worked for …

Origin of Minor League team names: Q

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Origin of Minor League team names: P

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

Final Minor League affiliation news

With the Braves signing a new PDC with the Carolina Mudcats , the complete Minor League affiliation landscape is set. The only team that remains without a PDC is the High Desert Mavericks, but since the Texas Rangers haven't been able to make a deal with the Mudcats, they are expected to sign a two …

Baseball in the Netherlands: Not always a story about heroics

The baseball world knows the story of how Dutch baseball is doing internationally. All the players from the Netherlands Antilles and from the European mainland are well known. But what the world doesn't know is the hard times that some clubs have. Through the years, I have seen clubs disappear: - Amstel Tijgers, three time  …

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