Category Archives: Netherlands

UPDATE: Active Minor Leaguers in International Leagues

In recent articles, we have looked at the historic circumstances that have permitted active minor leaguers to sign with European baseball clubs. At one point, eight such players were listed on rosters in the Italian leagues (one has since been … Continue reading

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The Pandemic Contract Exception for International Leagues

Since we were first to the scene in announcing the historic loan of active minor leaguers Marc Civit, Hendrik Clementina (above), and Matteo Bocchi to Italy’s Serie A [link], we have also broken the news of multiple more signings by … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Bologna Signs Three Active Minor Leaguers for 2020 Italian Season

The Cubs’ Matteo Bocchi, the Blue Jays’ Marc Civit, and the Reds’ Hendrik Clementina have been given permission to sign with UnipolSai Bologna for the 2020 season. They mark the first known signings of MiLB players with another league during … Continue reading

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Record-Setting Baseball5 Euros Are Offensive Hit

France has been crowned the first baseball5 champion of Europe after 30 months of trailblazing in the sport. The Baseball5 Euros featured exhilarating play and plenty of tense moments across the 90 games contested. Few can argue with the offensive … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Crowning a European Champion

  VILNIUS, Lithuania – France has been one of the leaders in the spreading of baseball5 globally and, today, its efforts paid off as Les Bleus became the first Baseball5 European Champions. A dramatic championship series sweep over hosts Lithuania … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Lithuania, France Qualify for World Cup

VILNIUS, Lithuania – After an exciting first day at the European Baseball5 Championship, Day Two dialled up the emotion and the intensity. By the end of play, history had been made as Lithuania and France qualified for the premier Baseball5 … Continue reading

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Baseball5 Euros: Russia and Italy Undefeated on Day One

VILNIUS, Lithuania — Fourteen nations converged on Lithuania for the first-ever baseball5 championship on any continent. With a mixture of baseball and softball giants like the Netherlands, Italy, and the Czech Republic and minnows Estonia, Latvia, and Moldova, there were … Continue reading

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Play Everywhere: Baseball5 Update and 2020 Schedule

Since we published our history of baseball5 events last March [updated link], the WBSC’s newest discipline has spread quickly around the globe. From its creation 18 months before then, 75 events had been held involving 39 countries. As we shall … Continue reading

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BREAKING: New WBC Qualifiers Format Suggests Classic Expansion

Qualification for the World Baseball Classic has changed to a new format that seems to indicate an expansion of the main tournament by four more countries. Multiple sources, including one from a European federation, as well as newspapers in Central … Continue reading

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Olympic Baseball Qualification (As of Nov. 8)

Baseball qualification for the Olympics can be maddening to understand. With major tournaments, plus an additional 10 events feeding into those qualifiers, there is a lot of which to keep track. Thus far, two of the six teams for Tokyo … Continue reading

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