Dutch Baseball 2021: Overgangsklasse and Topklasse will be no more

In the past few years, the classification of the several Dutch baseball leagues was rather confusing. In the upcoming season that problem will be solved. For decades there was the highest league, the hoofdklasse, followed by the overgangsklasse ( literally translated as transition league), the eerste klasse (first league), tweede klasse (second league), etc. down …

A day at an overgangsklasse game: a photo thread

Today, I went to see a game in the Dutch overgangsklasse (second-tier league) as the Dutch hoofdklasse season is already over. The game between Alcmaria Victrix and Oosterhout Twins 2 (farm team of the Hoofdklasse club Oosterhout Twins) was played in Oosterhout. Twins 2 won the game 14-7. Here is a photo impression of that …

Mampaey The Hawks will replace ADOLakers in Dutch Hoofdklasse

Last week I wrote about the special member's meeting of baseball club ADOLakers. Even though the required 3/4 of the members did not show up in the clubhouse, the available memvers voted to dismantle the club. This means that the club will be withdrawn from the Dutch Hoofdklasse.ADOLakers is the fifth club since 1988 that …

Baseball in the Netherlands: Not always a story about heroics, part 3

In the previous edition of Baseball in the Netherlands: Not always a story about heroics, I wrote about the upcoming special meeting of AdoLakers from the Hague. The club got into financial trouble and the members had to vote about the future of the club. Well that special meeting was last night. The outcome? 2/3 …

Dutch competition : Play Downs, opponent Mampaey the Hawks known.

About two weeks ago I wrote about the play downs, a series of games between the team that finished last in the Hoofdklassen and the team that won the Overgangsklasse. This series will start coming Saturday, 27th of September. Two weeks ago, DSS from Haarlem was leading the Overgangsklasse by one point over Twins from …

Dutch competion: Play Downs

It may appear strange to American baseball fans, but in the Netherlands, and actually in most European countries, we have a promotion/relegation system in our baseball leagues.In the Netherlands, the highest league is the Hoofdklasse. The team that finishes last at the end of the season will play a series of play down games vs …

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