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This is the archive of the articles Grand Slam * Stats & News brought you in 2014 covering Dutch and international baseball and softball.

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KNBSB-President Bob Bergkamp has to step down. (November 21)

New main sponsors for Neptunus. (December 17)
Rotterdam Awards for 't Hoen; Saints-volunteers Swinkels, Rodenburg. (December 15)
Robert Eenhoorn named Honorary Member of KNBSB. (December 13)
Bas de Jong MVP; Kevin Heijstek Best Pitcher; More Awards. (December 13)
IOC approves more flexibility on Olympic Sports Programme. (December 8)
Rick van den Hurk to play in Japan next season. (December 5)
2nd edition Curaçao Baseball Week again successful. (December 5)
Kalian Sams nominated for Award in The Hague. (December 4)
Awards for Koen Halderman; Kinheim's ground crew. (December 2)
BASEBALL TRANSFERS 2014. (December 1)

Amsterdam Pirates to organize youth Christmas-tournament. (November 29)
Neptunus, 't Hoen, Saints-volunteers nominated for Rotterdam Awards. (November 28)
No award for Danny Rombley in Amersfoort. (November 27)
Lennart Stut will lead DSS in big league-debut. (November 26)
Netherlands Baseball Team to participate in inaugural Premier 12. (November 26)
Organisation European Cup-Qualifier awarded to Neptunus. (November 26)
Chinese Taipei wins first U21 World Title. (November 16)
Almere '90 names new coaching-duo for next season. (November 15)
Dutch U21 Team closes World Championship with loss vs. Italy. (November 15)
Dutch U21 Team adds second victory in 2nd Round. (November 14)
Dutch U21 Team wins first game in 2nd Round-opener. (November 13)
Dutch U21 Team remains winless in preliminary round. (November 11)
Dutch U21 Team empty-handed again on World Championship. (November 10)
Second loss Dutch U21 Team on World Championship. (November 9)
Dutch U21 Team opens WC with big loss. (November 8)
Steve Janssen wins 2nd European Coach of the Year Award. (November 7)
Andrelton Simmons again wins Gold Glove Award! (November 4)
Kevin Roovers new Head Coach of Twins. (November 3)

European Cup comes to Almere! (October 28)
Roster Dutch Team announced for WC-under 21. (October 27)
DSS parts with coaches Koot, Van Vilsteren after promotion. (October 15)
Neptunus wins to set up all-deciding 7th game! (October 11)
DSS beats The Hawks to promote to the big league! (October 11)
Closer Van Driel silences Amsterdam; Neptunus forces 6th game. (October 5)
The Hawks win to set up 5th and deciding game. (October 5)
Amsterdam takes 3-1 lead with come-from-behind win. (October 4)
Loek Loevendie newest member Dutch Hall of Fame. (October 4)
DSS one-runs The Hawks to re-take lead. (October 4)
Markwell leads Neptunus to win in Amsterdam. (October 2)

Amsterdam hands Neptunus big loss in Game 2. (September 28)
The Hawks evens series vs. DSS. (September 28)
Amsterdam shuts out Neptunus in Holland Series-opener. (September 27)
DSS comes from behind to win vs. The Hawks. (September 27)
Ralph Milliard new Head Coach of HCAW. (September 24)
EC: Netherlands re-captures European title! (September 21)
EC: Orange shuts out Italy to close 2nd Round. (September 20)
EC: Netherlands first to reach final; Italy also qualifies. (September 19)
EC: Netherlands & Italy have final in sight after wins. (September 18)
EC: Dutch win big vs. Russia; Top-3 also set in Group A. (September 16)
EC: Orange comes from behind to win vs. Spain. (September 15)
EC: Bolsenbroek throws Perfect Game vs. Greece! (September 14)
EC: Dutch shutout Czechs in rainy Ostrava. (September 13)
EC: Oduber arrives in Ostrava to complete Dutch Team. (September 12)
EC: Dutch Team opens with big win. (September 12)
Final Roster Dutch BB Team for EC announced. (September 11)
Dutch Team nips France to win Yoshida Challenge. (September 9)
Historic loss Dutch BB Team in France. (September 8)
Dutch BB Team shuts out Belgium in France. (September 7)
Dutch BB Women finish 8th after shutout-loss. (September 7)
Roger Bernadina back in Major League, not in Orange. (September 6)
Small win for Dutch BB Team in France. (September 6)
Dutch BB Women also end up short vs. Hong Kong. (September 6)
Yoshida Challenge in France opens with surprise. (September 5)
Dutch BB Women empty-handed vs. Venezuela. (September 5)
The Hawks finishes in last place after loss at UVV. (September 4)
Dutch BB Women close to victory vs. Taipei. (September 3)
Roster Dutch BB Team includes 11 professionals. (September 2)
Dutch BB Women Team shutout again. (September 2)
Dutch BB Women open World Championship with big loss. (September 1)

Neptunus, The Hawks win make-up games. (August 11)
Amsterdam Pirates decides final ranking. (August 10)
Neptunus regular season-winner; qualifies for European Cup. (August 9)
Neptunus fails to claim 1st place; Play-Downs set. (August 7)
The Hawks and Coach Anasagasti separate. (August 4)
The Hawks wins first home game of season. (August 3)

Kinheim completes Play-Off quartet. (July 31)
Van 't Klooster now has played most games ever! (July 31)
Amsterdam Pirates third team to reach Play-Offs. (July 27)
Van 't Klooster breaks All Time Hit Record and ties Game Record! (July 27)
ADO Lakers eliminated for Play-Offs; Pioniers wins in 10th. (July 6)
Pioniers wins two-field game. (July 5)
75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous speech. (July 4)
Top-4 wins at home. (July 3)
Dirk van 't Klooster closes in on All Time Hit Record! (July 2)
Comfortable win Neptunus at Pioniers. (July 1)

Big wins Pirates, Pioniers; Neptunus escapes in Vleuten. (June 26)
National Team-roster announced for Haarlem Baseball Week. (June 26)
Dutch players in action in Minor League All Star Games. (June 18)
Team North wins convincing in All Star Game. (June 15)
Dutch connection in Minor League All Star Games. (June 13)
Neptunus wins 10th consecutive game. (June 12)
Andrelton Simmons hits grand slam homerun! (June 11)
Former MLB-pitcher Bob Welch passed away; NL Pitching Coach in '06. (June 10)
Neptunus shuts out Pioniers; ends with triple play. (June 10)
UVV, HCAW stunt vs. Pirates, Pioniers. (June 8)
HCAW surprises Pioniers; Kinheim escapes; big win Neptunus, Amsterdam. (June 7)
Pirates, Kinheim open 2nd half with small wins. (June 5)
All Star Game starters and rosters announced. (June 5)
Former Manager Don Zimmer passed away; coached Remmerswaal, Eenhoorn. (June 5)
Pioniers second team to qualify for Play-Offs. (June 3)
Diamondbacks recall Didi Gregorius. (June 3)
Neptunus first to reach Play-Offs; 2nd finalist to be decided. (June 1)

Pirates wins; no Play-Off decision yet. (May 31)
Kalian Sams released. (May 30)
Pioniers shuts outs Pirates, closes in on Play-Offs. (May 30)
Neptunus wins; Pioniers vs. Pirates postponed. (May 29)
Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 28)
Make-up games rain out (again). (May 27)
Starting Pitchers for Tuesday-evening. (May 26)
Kinheim eliminated; HCAW wins 800th game. (May 25)
Pirates & Pioniers switch place again. (May 24)
Pioniers back on top. (May 22)
Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 21)
Amsterdam Pirates takes sole possession of first place. (May 20)
HCAW, UVV also eliminated for 1st half PO-qualification. (May 18)
UVV loses two icons in Cees Hiele and Jan Kars. (May 18)
ADO Lakers, The Hawks eliminated for PO-qualification 1st half. (May 17)
Neptunus nips Kinheim in comeback-victory. (May 15)
The Hawks adds Venezuelan pitcher. (May 14)
Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 14)
Top-4 celebrates return to field with comfortable wins. (May 13)
Amsterdam, Kinheim move into tie for first place. (May 12)
Another day, same result, four more rainouts. (May 11)
More rain; more cancellations. (May 10)
Kinheim moves into tie for 2nd place; 3 games rained out. (May 9)
All games cancelled; re-scheduled for Friday. (May 8)
Roger Bernadina back in Major League. (May 7)
Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 7)
Roger Bernadina sent to Triple-A. (May 5)
Kinheim avoids sweep; Pioniers moves into first place. (May 4)
Roger Bernadina from big league-roster. (May 3)
Heijstek shuts out Kinheim in attractive game. (May 3)
League-leaders Pirates, Pioniers add victory. (May 1)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 30)
The Hawks surprise in Amsterdam. (April 29)
Neptunus writes history as it wins 1,000th big league-game. (April 27)
Pioniers again spoils Neptunus' hunt for 1,000th win. (April 26)
No 1,000 wins yet for Neptunus. (April 24)
Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field! (April 23)
Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 23)
Top-4 dominates in Opening Series. (April 20)
Top-4 also wins second game. (April 19)
Rudy Van Heydoorn to make debut in Italy. (April 18)
Cordemans starts 21st season and leads Amsterdam to victory. (April 18)
Big league-season opens with rain and an almost surprise. (April 17)
Opening Day Starting Pitchers. (April 16)
New stadium Pioniers officially opened. (April 10)
Schoop homers and contributes in win vs. Yankees. (April 9)
Dave Daniels to coach Tex Town Tigers. (April 7)
Pirates wins Urbanus Tournament. (April 6)
Pirates wins twice on Day 2 of Urbanus Tournament. (April 5)
Pioniers opens Urbanus Tournament with win. (April 4)
Bert Blyleven named Manager Futures Game. (April 2)

Bogaerts, Schoop open MLB-season with basehit. (March 31)
Rick van den Hurk opens Korean season with win. (March 30)
Kinheim adds Dashenko Ricardo to roster. (March 26)
Green light for Haarlem Baseball Week. (March 22)
Exhibition wins Neptunus; Pirates, Pioniers split. (March 17)
Second shutout for Amsterdam Pirates. (March 9)
Big League-exhibition season underway! (March 8)

Umpire Henri van Heijningen active in Valencia. (February 27)

Former player, umpire Jan Molleman passed away. (January 11)

Karin Tuk MVP; Dagmar Bloeming Best Pitcher; More Awards. (December 13)
IOC approves more flexibility on Olympic Sports Programme. (December 8)
Euro Stars adds two players, loses three. (December 4)
Sparks Haarlem wins Sports Team of the Year Award. (December 2)
UVV adds Rudy Dirksen to coaching staff. (December 2)
SOFTBALL TRANSFERS 2014. (December 1)

Stanley Doney new coach Olympia Haarlem: ''This is a new challenge''. (November 29)
Amsterdam Pirates will play with new team in 2015. (November 29)
Five new players for Almere '90. (November 28)
Quick Amersfoort nominated, but no win on Gala. (November 27)
Norman Ames to coach DSS next season in Golden League. (November 27)
Jeroen Swers new Head Coach of Roef! (November 17)
New coaching-trio named for Hoofddorp Pioniers. (November 12)
Nick Braakman to coach HCAW in 2015. (November 12)
Club-executive Bert Wessels (Onze Gezellen, Terrasvogels) passed away. (November 3)

Rob Walgien returns as Head Coach of Terrasvogels. (October 9)
Peter van Dalen new Head Coach Sparks Haarlem. (October 6)
Sparks Haarlem wins first two games Holland Series. (October 4)

Dutch SB Team closes World Championship in tie for 5th place. (August 23)

Roster Dutch Team for World Championship announced. (July 30)

Olympia Haarlem third to reach Play-Offs. (June 14)
Terrasvogels second team to qualify for Play-Offs. (June 9)
UVV moves into top-4. (June 7)
Juniors split with Gryphons. (June 1)

Sparks Haarlem in Play-Offs; 2nd walk-off HR Britt Vonk. (May 31)
Sparks Haarlem wins twice vs. Terrasvogels to remain unbeaten. (May 29)
Olympia Haarlem wins twice vs. Juniors. (May 25)
Britt Vonk hits walk-off grand slam! (May 24)
Big wins Sparks Haarlem and Terrasvogels. (May 18)
Sparks Haarlem hands Terrasvogels first losses. (May 17)
DSS vs. Juniors rained out. (May 11)
All four double-headers cancelled by rain. (May 10)
Juniors split with Alcmaria Victrix. (May 4)
Sparks Haarlem, Terrasvogels remain unbeaten; 1st losses Olympia Haarlem. (May 3)

Sparks Haarlem hands Dutch Juniors first two losses. (April 27)
DSS wins twice; Meadows throws No-Hitter. (April 26)
Dutch Juniors again win twice! (April 20)
Terrasvogels adds 2 shutouts; Versluis adds 2 HRs. (April 19)
Dutch National Team opens World Championship vs. USA. (April 18)
Dutch Juniors open with two wins. (April 13)
Top-4 2013 begins with victories; Dagmar Bloeming Perfect. (April 12)
Softball-teams open new season. (April 11)
Sparks Haarlem wins Jan de Wit Tournament. (April 6)
Carrousel wins Mastenbroek Tournament. (April 6)
Terrasvogels named Sports Team of the Year (again). (April 4)

Coaching legend Bram van der Werf passed away. (January 10)

Successful slowpitch exhibition in Almere. (October 28)
Dutch Slowpitch Team to play exhibition game next Friday. (October 15)

DVH, Hoofddorp Pioniers win Super Cup, ESF Cup. (August 30)

Twelve participating countries announced for inaugural Premier 12. (November 26)
Cuba wins baseball-gold on Central American & Caribbean Games. (November 21)

South Korea and Taiwan in Asian Games Final. (September 27)

75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous speech. (July 4)

Happy Birthday, Wrigley Field! (April 23)

Dominican women win softball-gold on Central American & Caribbean Games. (November 30)
Venezuela-men win gold on Central American & Caribbean Games. (November 22)

Group alignments World Championship announced by ISF. (April 18)

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