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Honkbal Hoofdklasse

Honkbal Hoofdklasse
Sport Baseball
Founded 1922
No. of teams 8
Country Netherlands
Most recent champion(s) Neptunus (14th title)

The Honkbal Hoofdklasse (Dutch for Major League Baseball) is the highest level of professional baseball in the Netherlands. It is an eight-team league that plays a 42-game schedule and is overseen by the Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation (KNBSB). Games are played principally on weekends. The season runs from April to September and is followed by the playoffs among the four best teams, which culminates in the Holland Series. Both of the playoff rounds are best-of-five. The league follows a promotion and relegation system with the Honkbal Overgangsklasse so that the composition of both levels changes from year to year. Many of the official team nicknames contain the name of the club's corporate sponsor.

The two best teams participate in the European Cup.



Hoofdklasse Records[1]
Rank Team Titles First Last
1st Neptunus 14 1981 2014
2nd Haarlem Nicols 12 1965 1989
3rd Blauw-Wit Amsterdam 9 1923 1946
4th Sparta/Feyenoord 9 1963 1974
5th OVVO Amsterdam 6 1949 1955
6th SC Haarlem 5 1929 1941
7th Schoten Haarlem 5 1947 1961
8th Kinheim 5 1978 2012
9th Ajax 4 1924 1948
10th Amsterdam Pirates 4 1987 2011
11th Quick Amsterdam 3 1922 1935
12th EHS Haarlem 3 1954 1962
13th Amstel Tijgers 3 1979 1986
14th HCAW 2 1996 1998
15th VVGA Amsterdam 1 1933
16th HHC Haarlem 1 1936
17th Seagulls Amsterdam 1 1939
18th EDO Haarlem 1 1958
19th ADO 1 1992
20th Hoofddorp Pioniers 1 1997
     This team competes in the 2012 Honkbal Hoofdklasse.

2013 season

The 2013 Honkbal Hoofdklasse season began on April 11, 2013. Mampaey The Hawks from Dordrecht competed in the Hoofdklasse for the first time. Sparta/Feyenoord, the relegated team from the 2012 season, was declared bankrupt by the Rotterdam court on November 22, 2012,[2] and did not compete in the Overgangsklasse. Corendon Kinheim, the 2012 champion, sought to prolong their title.

See also


  1. ^ List of Dutch champions (Dutch)
  2. ^

External links

  • de Nederlandse honkbalsite (Dutch)
  • KNBSB (Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation) (Dutch)
  • Connor, Joe. Welcome to the Netherlands. ESPN (MLB), January 17, 2006. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  • Remington, Alex. Honkbal! Netherlands Bids to Host MLB in 2014. FanGraphs. September 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  • 2008 Netherlands Baseball All-Star Team and MVP (fan vote at "de Nederlandse honkbalsite"). November 10, 2008. Mister Baseball: All about Baseball & Softball in Europe
  • Rodney Daal Signs Pro Contract with San Diego Padres Organization. August 24, 2010. Mister Baseball: All about Baseball & Softball in Europe
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