Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to Start Independent League

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, one of the MiLB teams that were kicked out of minor league baseball by MLB and former member of the Northwest League, announced today it will start an new independent baseball league. According to the team, The Mavericks Independent Baseball League as the new league will be called, will feature top level …

Overview of teams cut from Affiliated Ball

Recently, you could read here about the teams that were kicked out of affiliated Minor League Basebal alreadyl. After roaming the internet in the past week, checking out several major baseball websites, the Dutch Baseball Hangout came to the conclusion which other teams will not be in affiliated ball anymore. Here is a quick overview …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: S

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained.  This time the letter: S Sacramento …

More Curaçaoan reinforcements for Fortitudo Bologna

Reigning Italian champion Fortitudo Bologna has acquired another player from the Dutch kingdom. Next to Alex Rodriguez and Jarreau Martina, Curaçaoan infielder John Polonius has been added to their ranks. Players from Curaçao are popular in Italy as they have a Dutch passport and thus are regarded members of the European Union according to the …

Four MiLB clubs to play during the eclipse

Unless you have been living underneath a rock, you will have read there will be a solar eclipse in the United States today. Minor League Baseball wouldn't be Minor League Baseball when there would not be teams promoting this eclipse. Four teams will play during today's eclipse. Those four are in the path of totality. …

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes go dark

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are preparing a dark promotion, which will take place a year from now. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, A Short Season team of the San Francisco Giants in the Northwest League, will go dark on August 21 2017. On that day the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse will occur in the United States. Salem-Keizer will …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: San Francisco Giants

Today another MLB organization that has only one Dutchie in it's ranks:       Number of Dutchies: 1 John Polonius: The 24-year old John Polonius broke into the pro leagues in 2012 when he played 32 games for the AZL GIants. In that short number of games he collected 36 hits in 120 at …

Schoop returns to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Sharlon Schoop to a minor league contract. Sharlon is the older brother of Orioles' infielder Jonathan Schoop. Sharlon played for the Bowie Baysox in the Eastern League (O's AA affiliate) last season. In 77 games and 267 at bats he collected 58 (.217)hits of which thirteen doubles and three homeruns. …

Origin of Minor League team names: S

S Sacramento RiverCats: The word River refers to the Sacramento river. It isn’t the first ball club where a characteristic of the area and the word “cat” are put together to create a name for the club. Salem Red Sox: Another fine example of a club run and owned by the parent club with the …

A bit more of Minor League affiliation news

Some more news about PDC extensions or about new PDC contracts. A Full Season: The Cubs Midwest League affiliate in South Bend will be called the South Bend Cubs. What a lack of inspiration here. Was it really too hard to think of a new name that is related to the area? More news from …

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