Sunday, September 26, 2010
Henricus "Rick" Vandenhurk, RHP Baltimore Orioles
Henricus "Rick" Vandenhurk of the Baltimore Orioles is from Eindhoven. So far this year Rick has pitched in a combined eight games for the Florida Marlins and the Baltimore Orioles striking out 13 major league batters in 13 innings. At 6'5 and 215 lbs, this right handed pitcher is a very intimidating and dominant pitcher on the mound. Rick is the first Dutch born pitcher to play in the major leagues since Bert Blyleven (Twins, Blue Jays, Rangers, Pirates, Indians and Angels) and Ferenc Jongejan (Cubs) so Rick is already doing a great job caring on the Dutch legacy in the big leagues. It is great to see a Dutchman currently pitching in the big leagues. Hopefully Rick will have a great 2011 and a great career in the big leagues.