Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

MLB announces Draft League

Major League Baseball came out with a press release, presenting a new league, the so called Draft League. In this league, the former AA Trenton Thunder and three New York-Penn League members (West Virginia Black Bears, State College Spikes, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and the Williamsport CrossCutters) will participate. Talks about a sixth team are …

Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments canceled as well

Of course, it does not come as a surprise anymore but it is disappointing nevertheless. Tonight, Little League Baseball announced it has canceled the Little League World Series and Regional Tournaments as well due to the coronavirus. For the first time since its induction in 1947, there will be no tournament held. Also, the Little …

Dutchie sets strikeout milestone in Germany

Rob Cordemans isn't the only Dutch player that is chasing a strikeout milestone. Mike Bolsenbroek, who has spent most of his baseball career in Germany got his 1000th strikeout tonight in the game between Heidenheim Heideköpfe and Bolsenbroek's former team, the Buchbinder Legionäre from Regensburg. In a very cold Regensburg (2-3 degrees Celcius), Bolsenbroek only …

Two A short season teams extend PDC

It is that time of the year again. The time in which MLB clubs start looking for a PDC extension with their farm teams or even jump ships to another MiLB team. Yesterday, two MLB clubs extended the PDC with their A short season farm clubs. The Colorado Rockies extended the existing PDC with the …

Animal right groups are trying to stop Cowboy Monkey Rodeo in MiLB ballparks

A controversial promotion that is offered by several minor league clubs, Cowboy Monkey Rodeo, is target of protests of animal rights groups. With this promotion, a capuchin monkey is dressed up like a cowboy, tied to a dog and ride around the field. Team Ghost Riders, is the entertainment group that is touring the country …

Jiandido Tromp moves up one level

After spending quite some time in the New York - Penn League (A Short Season) and the Sally League (South Atlantic League, A Full Season), Jiandido Tromp finally was promoted to A Advanced two days ago. A 14- game hitting streak did not go unnoticed by the Phillies. Tromp started the season with the Lakewood BlueClaws, …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

Last night a couple of Dutchies participated in the various minor league play offs agian. Here is an overview. AAA The Norfolk Tides tied the series at one with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Sharlon Schoop went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. In the bottom of the third …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Philadelphia Phillies

Unfortunately another short episode of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time the: Number of Dutchies: 1 Jiandido Tromp: Jiandido made his first steps in professional baseball in 2012, after the Phillies signed him in 2011. In 2012 Jiandido debuted in the Phillies organization with the GCL Phillies on June 18. About two …

Talking about silly MiLB promotions

I have written several times that Minor League Baseball is not about winning, especially for the Minor League clubs. Main goal for the clubs is to attract as many fans as possible with between inning games, give aways and weird promotions. Well, the last couple of weeks several club have given a preview of those …

Origin of Minor League team names: W

Too bad. This is the last contribution to this thread. After the W, there are no clubs with X, Y or Z available. I hope you liked it. It was a fun job to gather all the information. West Michigan White Caps: West Michigan Baseball, Inc. (as the fledgling team was then called) ran a …