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 …

Breaking!!! Nettuno BC 1945 Signs Victor Draijer

Another Italian club signs another player from the Dutch Kingdom. Most of the time these players come from the Dutch Caribbean Islands Aruba or Curaçao but this time the player comes from the Dutch mainland: Victor Draijer. Born in Heemstede, Draijer made his first steps in the Dutch hoofdklasse in 2015 at the age of …

Nettuno Continues its Shopping Spree

In order to be ready for the upcoming Scudetto competition in the Serie A, Nettuno BC 1945 has added another arm to its roster. A player with some experience in MLB and two years of experience in the NPB. Nettuno added Rhiner Cruz, former Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays farmhand to their …

Italian Clubs Get Reinforcements in The Final Hour

Several Italian Serie A clubs have acquired some reinforcements just before the periode in which this is allowed will end. The most eye popping transactions will be mentioned below. Nettuno BC 1945 The oldest club of Italy is finally back at the highest level of Italian baseball. The promotion was earned last year. So far …

Out with the old, in with the new: Nettuno BC 1945 adopts new name

The oldest baseball club of Italy has adopted a new name. The reason is to leave the troubled past of baseball in the city of Nettuno behind and make sure all parties can continue in peace. After the club was demoted to the second-tier of Italian baseball, the club adopted the name Nettuno BC 1945 …

Nettuno Baseball acquires AAA catcher

Recently promoted Nettuno Baseball, formerly known as Nettuno BC 1945, has caught a big fish for the 2021 season. In order to reinforce its Italian Serie A roster, the team acquired Gabriel Lino, a former AAA catcher. Lino, the catcher of the new Venezuelan champion Caribes de Anzoategui, has a ship load of experience in …

New Italian Serie A format explained

Yesterday you could read about the merger of the Serie A1 and A2 into one league which will contain 32 teams. Today, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) came up with extra information. The 32 team league will be split into several divisions. This reminds us to the 1990 Serie A season in which …

Some European Baseball to Watch

With baseball in Europe almost at its end, here are still some links to championship series that you can watch today. Germany. The Heidenheim Heideköpfe defend their title vs the Bonn Capitals. Here is the link to game one of the German championship series. The reigning champions Heidenheim Heideköpfe have two Dutchies in their ranks: …

Nettuno BC 1945 presents new road jersey

Today, Italy's oldest baseball club, Nettuno BC 1945 (BC stands for Baseball Club) presented its new road jersey through Facebook. A true thing of beauty.  Normally I do not pay attention to second-tier league teams (Nettuno BC 1945 is playing in the Italian Serie A2). If I have to do that, I won't have time …

Italian Serie A1: another team drops out

After two teams stepped back in the past week, a third team has decided to withdraw from the 2020 Serie A1 competition in Italy. Next to Rangers Redipuglia, Grizzlies Torino, it was announced yesterday that Nettuno Baseball City has opted to sit out the season. The farce named 2020 Serie A1 continues... With the withdrawal …

Nettuno Baseball Club 1945 officially gets its titles back

After a long legal struggle, the FIBS (Italian Baseball and Softball Federation) has given back all Italian Championships and European Championships to the rightful owner Nettuno Baseball Club 1945. At some point in recent history, the other baseball club in Nettuno, Nettuno Baseball City, claimed to have won the championships. The club even adopted the …

Stadio Steno Borghese in state of disrepair

The ballpark Stadio Steno Borghese in Nettuno, Italy, home of the two baseball clubs in Nettuno, Nettuno BC 1945 and Nettuno Baseball City, is in state of despair. The mayor of Nettuno, Alessandro Coppola, is willing to renovate the ballpark but only when certain demands are met. The ballpark where Nettuno Baseball City celebrated four …

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