Rudy van Heydoorn Joins Nettuno BC 1945

After announcing the acquisition of Victor Draijer, a few days ago, Italy's oldest baseball club, Nettuno BC 1945, announced the acquisition of another player with a link to the Dutch Kingdom. The 32-year old Rudy van Heydoorn returns to Italy to join the club of the Italian Serie A. Van Heydoorn spent five seasons in …

How to make the Dutch hoofdklasse more attractive?

Since 2010 and likely earlier, it is not hard to predict which teams will play in the Holland Series. With a few exceptions, it has been Neptunus from Rotterdam and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. With this predictability, the interest for the Dutch hoofdklasse is declining.  Sure, die-hard baseball fans will always find their way to the …

Rob Cordemans close to some mile stones

Rob Cordemans, the veteran in the rotation of L&D Amsterdam Pirates is about to reach two milestones in the coming weeks. First of all, he can reach 2,000 strikeouts next Thursday. His second accomplishment may take a bit longer but will likely be reached later this season: 200 wins. Last season, Cordemans broke the career …

De Glaskoning Twins acquires old acquaintance as third base coach

Today team manager Patrick van Gool announced the name of the new third base coach of De Glaskoning Twins. Old acquaintance because he used to play for the team in 2016 when the team was still under the helm of Kevin Roovers. At the time, the new third base coach played in the outfield.  Diehard …

Rob Cordemans is inching closer to K record

Rob Cordemans, pitcher of L&D Amsterdam Pirates, is inching closer to the strikeout record that was set by Bart Volkerijk and still stands at 1,984. In today's game vs Silicon Storks, Rob Cordemans was the starting pitcher. Rob lasted four innings in which he threw fifty-four pitches. Rob is recovering from an injury, so that …

Steve Janssen to join Cubs’ organization

Earlier today, the KNBSB (through their website) and Steve Janssen (through his Facebook account) announced that Steve Janssen will leave the KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation) immediately to join the Chicago Cubs organization. Belgian born Steve Janssen was the manager of team Kingdom of the Netherlands since 2013. During the World Baseball Classics …

How to get the Dutch Hoofdklasse back on track?

Baseball is losing ground. Not only in the USA but also in the Netherlands. Less fans that head to the ballparks. Less people that play the game. Thirty years ago, some Hoofdklasse games drew around 800 - 1,000 fans per game easily. Nowadays clubs are happy if there are 100-200 fans in the stands. What needs to be …

New sponsor for Neptunus

After sixteen years DOOR will not be the sponsor of current Dutch champion Neptunus anymore. The team from Rotterdam has struck a deal with Curacao foundation Fondashon bon Intenshon (Foudation good intention). This foundation was founded in 1990 and is trying to put Curacao on the map internationally. It  is active in the areas of …

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