Jair Bogaerts is a striking appearance in the selection of Hoofddorp Pioniers. Thanks to coach Mervin Gario, the baseball player plays for the Hoofdorpers. They have known each other since childhood when they lived in Aruba.
“In Aruba, they always came to see me. And then they said they wanted to become like me. I told them they had to become better than me,” said a moved Gario of Jair and Xander Bogaerts.
“I told them to become better than me”
Highest Paid Dutch Athlete
Jair Bogaerts is the twin brother of Xander Bogaerts, who plays for the Boston Red Sox in the United States. The baseball player is the highest paid Dutch athlete with an estimated net worth of € 156million. “I’m a proud brother. We are in touch every day. He will also watch today’s game because I sent him the link,” said Jair Bogaerts.
Pioneers today lost their first game of the season 6-4 to Dutch champion Amsterdam Pirates.