Indy Winnipeg Goldeyes to Play in Jackson TN

Just like the Canadian teams in the Frontier League, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are the next Canadian team to face a problem due to the corona crisis. As the US/Canadian border is still closed from the Canadian side, it will be hard for the Goldeyes to play in the American Association this year. So, in order …

Cleburne RailRoaders present new hats

The Cleburne RailRoaders, the team from Texas that debuted in the American Association in 2017, has rebranded a while ago. Next to the new logo and jerseys the club presented a few weeks ago, the club came up with their new caps today. With their new look, the club is emphasizing its Texan heritage. The …

Baseball Shorts: A Remarkable Player to be Named Later Trade

Most of the time, this item is about things that happened in a far past. Not this time. Today's subject happened in a very recent past: A player to be named later trade. In independent baseball, silly things happen sometimes. Decades ago, a player was traded for a bag of baseballs and a couple of …

Australian Baseball League: Cooperation with American Association and More Postponements

The other day, the Australian Baseball League announced a cooperation with the independent American Association. Also some postponements of games were announced as corona rules got more strict. Three games between the Canberra Cavalry and the Sydney BlueSox at Sydney's Blacktown International Sportspark, scheduled for January 1-3, have been postponed due to ongoing restrictions on …

Today in baseball: First trade ever

In today's episode of Today in baseball, we pay attention to the very first trade in baseball. Today 133 years ago the Cincinnati Reds and the Saint Louis Browns were the first teams to do so. We write 1886, a time in which players were bought from other teams on a regular basis. But today, …

Today in baseball: One game, four attempts

Today 106 years ago, an American Association game between the Minneapolis Millers and the Indianapolis Indians finally finish after four attempts as the Millers beat the Indians 11-2. The Indianapolis Indians weren't quite successful in that 1913 season. At the end, the team finished dead last with a 68-99 record, thirty-two games out of first …

Dashenko Ricardo debuts with Durham Bulls

It has been a while when you could read the news of Dashenko Ricardo's contract being picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays. But finally, the Curaçaoan backstop made a comeback in organized baseball. In the first game of a doubleheader, Ricardo was positioned behind home plate. On his own, Ricardo was responsible for a …

Dashenko Ricardo on Saltdog’s disabled list

The Lincoln Saltdogs of the independent American Association has placed their catcher Dashenko Ricard on the disabled list, retroactive to August 13. The Curaçao native and player of team Kingdom of the Netherlands injured his foot last Sunday as he fouled off a pitch in the first at-bat of the third inning. After being examined by …

Juan Carlos Sulbaran back in pro ball

After an absence of more than a year, Juan Carlos Sulbaran has made a return to professional baseball. The last game as a pro was at AA level with the Springfield Cardinals RedBirds. Yesterday he returned to pro ball with the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association.   Last Thursday in the hoofdklasse report …

Kevin Moesquit to Fortitudo Bologna

Fortitudo Bologna announced the acquisition of Kevin Moesquit. The Curaçao born middle infielder will join the Italian powerhouse on May 20, in time for the European Champions Cup. Apparently, it is never enough for Italian teams. Quite often, Italian teams make moves like Bologna does now by acquiring a hired gun to reinforce themselves just in …

Donald Lutz returns to Brisbane Bandits

For the fourth time in his career, German international Donald Lutz will return to the Australian Baseball League. This stint will be his third with the Brisbane Bandits. His very first stint in the ABL was with the Canberra Cavalry. The tall German outfielder played the 2017 season for the Bravos de Leon of the …

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 …

Ricardo, Oduber, Smith and Martis playoff bound

Four Dutchies have reached the playoffs of the American Association (independent) with their team the Lincoln SaltDogs. Aruban Randolph Oduber and Curaçaoans Dashenko Ricardo, Curt Smith and Shairon Martis won last night's game vs the Gary Southshore RailCats 3-1, to clinch the AA Central Division with a 3.5 game lead over the Kansas City T-Bones. …

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 …

Child’s game themed game in the American Association

The St. Paul Saints and the Cleburne Railroaders will face each other in a special themed game on August 19. Theme of this game is a game we all played as a kid even though it has a slightly different name in Minnesota than in other regions of the US. The game which will be …

Contract Shairon Martis acquired by Orioles

Another pitcher of team Kingdom of the Netherlands has signed a deal with a Major League organization thanks to a good performance during the World Baseball Classic. In this case, Shairon Martis, who has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles. Today the website of the American Association stated that the contract of Shairon Martis has been …

Reshuffling AAA baseball, worth a thought?

At the end of last season, two California League teams were moved to the East coast to join the Carolina League. The ten team CAL League shrunk to eight teams, while the Carolina League grew to a ten. The reason for this move was purely financial, as the two teams that were moved, the High …

Oduber and Ricardo next Dutchies to join Lincoln SaltDogs, Curt Smith to join Pioniers

Randolph Oduber and Dashenko Ricardo will follow the example of Curt Smit and Shairon Martis. Smith and Martis joined the Lincoln SaltDogs of the independent American Association in 2016. Oduber and Ricardo reached an agreement on a contract for the 2017 season. Randolph Oduber played for the organization of the Washington Nationals from 2010 through …