My top ten of Dutch Baseball Logos

Looking for logos for this blog post wasn't easy at all. Many clubs have just the name in some kind of script as their logo. Others have rather dull logos. It is like the Dutch proverb "Act normal, then you are acting strange enough" is reflecting on the baseball logos in the Netherlands. Eventually, I …

Today in baseball: Europe’s oldest baseball club is founded

Today, 107 years ago, the Amsterdamsche Honkbalclub  (AHC) Quick was founded. The club from Amsterdam survived several critical periods in its history but eventually stood the test of time to become Europe's oldest existing baseball club. On March 1, 1913, a group of friends founded AHC Quick at the Parkzicht hotel. From the start, the …

Europe’s oldest baseball clubs per country

Baseball is played throughout Europe with the Netherlands and Italy as hot spots. Besides the oldest club of Europe, AHC Quick from the Netherlands, there are only a few clubs that are nearing their centennial. This is an overview of the oldest clubs per European country.  Austria: Even though the US occupation brought baseball to …

History of Dutch baseball: 2000 –

The new millennium started with a blast for the Dutch baseball world. With the Olympic baseball tournament in Sydney, the Dutch upset the Cubans by beating them 4-2. For the first time, the best possible team with (former) pro players that played in the US was put together. Players like Hensley Meulens, Rikkert Faneyte, Ralph …

History of Dutch baseball: 1869-1939

About ten years ago I wrote a piece about the history of Dutch baseball for the baseball forum Through the years it has literally been copied and placed on Wikipedia. This is an updated version of my piece. 1869-1939 Long it was considered that J.C. Grase, an English teacher from Amsterdam was the person …

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