DiMaggio for Williams; the trade that never happened

There is a story floating around about a trade between the Yankees and the Red Sox back in the 1940s. Both owners would trade away their biggest star to the opponent. Eventually,  the trade never happened but it would have been something to see both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams in the uniform of the …

What’s a bigger accomplishment: A 56 game hitting streak or a .406 batting average?

Ever since Ted Williams hit .406 and Joe DiMaggio set a 56 game hitting streak, fans discuss what is the biggest accomplishment. Is it the .406 BA of the Splendid Splinter or is it the 56 game hitting streak of Joltin' Joe? Here is my take on it. In that magical season of 1941, both …

The Dutch Baseball Hangout interviews Lenny Randle

Former MLB player Lenny Randle was so kind to answer several questions in an interview. Lenny Had an extensive baseball career. He had a twelve-year MLB career, spent time with the Washington Senators AAA teams and went to Italy after his MLB career. In 1967 Lenny had the option to sign with the St. Louis …

Record of consecutive games hitting streak remains Joltin’ Joe’s

With the 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Jackie Bradley's 29-game hitting streak ended as the 26-year old center fielder of the Boston Red Sox went 0 for 4. With this win, the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak and the Red Sox ended an four-game winning streak. In the last thirty games Bradley jr. …

Here we go again: Yankees reportedly interested in Jose Reyes

Several baseball websites state that the Yankees have shown interest for shortstop Jose Reyes, who was recently acquired by the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzky trade. The other day it was announced that Reyes cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team. And when news like that is vented, any newspaper and new …

The Pacific Coast League

The Pacific Coast League is one the oldest still existing minor leagues. The league was    founded in 1903. Unlike the International League and the American Associaton, the Pacific Coast League ran its own business without the interference of MLB. Until 1958 there was no Major League baseball West of St. Louis, so the league was …