Today in Baseball: A first for Nolan Ryan

Today, thirty-two years ago, Nolan Ryan signed with the Texas Rangers. This signing is making him the first MLB player to have played with the original four expansion teams. Nolan Ryan, the Ageless Wonder Ryan broke into the Majors with the New York Mets (inaugural season in 1962), with whom he would win the 1969 …

Today in baseball: From high school to MLB in 20 days

Today, 46 years ago, David Clyde made his debut in the Majors with the Texas Rangers. Nothing special one would say. Well, the path he followed to get there was rather intriguing to put it mildly.  David Clyde had a stellar high school career with Westchester High School, located in Houston. Clyde helped them to …

Luis Sojo at the helm of Spanish national team

After Paco Figueroa was appointed as the Phillies outfield and baserunning coach of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Spanish national team was without a manager. But the Spanish baseball federation has found a successor who is more than capable. Former Major Leaguer Luis Sojo. Sojo had a thirteen-year career that brought him to Toronto Blue Jays, …

Two A short season teams extend PDC

It is that time of the year again. The time in which MLB clubs start looking for a PDC extension with their farm teams or even jump ships to another MiLB team. Yesterday, two MLB clubs extended the PDC with their A short season farm clubs. The Colorado Rockies extended the existing PDC with the …

Rangers and Indians extend PDC

The Texas Rangers and the Spokane Indians (A Short Season, Northwest League) have extended their player development contract with two more years through the 2018 season. The cooperation between the two clubs started in 2003. Since the two clubs became partners the Indians have won three Northwest League titles. One in the inaugural year of …

Ken Griffey Jr’s number retired by M’s tomorrow

Recently inducted Hall of Famer, Ken Griffey Junior's number will be retired by the Seattle Mariners tomorrow. Griffey will have the honor to become the first Mariners' player to have his number retired. During his 22-year career, Griffey played fourteen seasons for the club from Seattle. In those fourteen seasons with the M's, Griffey had eleven …

The best ballcaps of the 70s

After days of signing Dutchie talents, summing up Dutchies, reporting about the European Cup and the Dutch Hoofdklasse, now a more playful article. The other day I saw a nice item about baseball caps of the seventies. Those born after the seventies must know that it was an era in which baseball uniforms had the wildest …

Pineda has a stellar performance vs the O’s; Gregorius going 2 for 3

The Yankees won their third game of the four game homestand vs the Baltimore Orioles. The Yanks outscored the Orioles 6-2 despite having as many hits as the team from Baltimore. As the team performed well, there was one played that had a stellar outing: Michael Pineda. The 6' 7" (2 meter) giant fanned sixteen …