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This is the archive of the articles Grand Slam * Stats & News brought you in 2022 covering baseball and softball from the Netherlands and international.

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News item Gov.: Further easing of coronavirus-measures. (March 15)

News item Gov.: 3 steps to reopen the Netherlands. (February 15)

News item Gov.: Nearly all locations can be open until 22:00. (January 25)

News item Gov.: Rules for sports, contact-based industries, shops, education to relax. (January 14)

Roster Netherlands Team announced for Baseball Week Haarlem. (June 30)

Starting Pitchers coming series; New player Amsterdam Pirates. (June 29)

Longtime Neptunus Scoreboard Operator Lex Looijen passed away. (June 28)

Starting Pitchers coming series; New player for HCAW. (June 22)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (June 15)

Former player, BB/SB-coach, administrator Teun Gaartman passed away. (June 9)

Twins Oosterhout completes Top-4; Second Half Pools set. (June 6)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (June 1)

Jonathan Schoop hits 1,000th Major League-basehit. (May 30)

Amsterdam Pirates ends winning streak HCAW with walk-off homerun. (May 28)

'Field of Dreams'-actor Ray Liotta passed away. (May 27)

HCAW sets records with 19th consecutive win. (May 26)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 25)

UVV club-icon and do-it-all Frans van Elst passed away. (May 21)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 18)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 11)
Former pro-pitcher Rick vd Hurk new Technical Director KNBSB. (May 11)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (May 4-5)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 27)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 20)

Starting Pitchers coming series. (April 13)

Chinese Taipei withdraws from Baseball Week Haarlem; Curašao replaces. (April 12)

RCH-Pingu´ns opens season with win in record-setting game. (April 7)
Former sponsor, administrator and HCAW-icon Ron Jaarsma passed away. (April 7)


Dudley Leonora & Gilmer Lampe successfully open season in Italy. (April 5)


Tenerife unbeaten in openers Spanish baseball-season. (April 4)
DSS/Kinheim closes exhibition season with split in Belgium. (April 4)
Storks ends exhibition season with strong comeback in Belgium. (April 4)

HCAW wins Urbanus Tournament and exhibition season. (April 3)
Quick Amersfoort closes exhibition season with walk-off win. (April 3)

HCAW and Neptunus to play in Final Urbanus Tournament. (April 2)

Opener First Div & 2 games Urbanus Tournament cancelled due to cold and snow. (April 1)

Second team Hoofddorp Pioniers wins tournament in Belgium. (March 28)

HCAW wins Ringvaart Tournament after shutout-win in Final. (March 27)
Quick Amersfoort unbeaten winner of Wim Oosterhof Tournament. (March 27)
Amsterdam Pirates has productive weekend in Belgium. (March 27)
Win and loss for Neptunus in Germany. (March 27)

HCAW in Ringvaart-Final afer 2 wins; 2nd finalist comes Sunday. (March 26)
Quick Amersfoort wins twice on Wim Oosterhof Tournament. (March 26)

First Spring-games Simmons & Jansen; Kieboom injured; Apostel to Minors. (March 25)
Robberse, Collins, Rafaela on Major League prospect-lists. (March 25)

Former big league-umpire and coach John Barrett passed away. (March 24)

Former Haarlem BB Week, KNBSB-administrator Frank Voskuilen passed away. (March 22)

Hoofddorp Pioniers wins big twice in Germany. (March 21)

Twins Oosterhout & Quick Amersfoort on top in exhibition-season. (March 20)

Ray-Patrick Didder productive in Spring Training for new team. (March 19)
Six exhibition-games played; Amsterdam Pirates adds two veteran pitchers. (March 19)

Kenley Jansen to pitch for Atlanta Braves. (March 18)
Three 'Dutch' basehits on Day 2 Spring Training-season. (March 18)

Former big league-pitcher and Feyenoord-icon Marcel de Bruijn passed away. (March 17)
Spring-season opens; Two Antillian players in action. (March 17)

Andrelton Simmons signs one-year contract with Chicago Cubs. (March 15)

Two exhibition-wins Twins Oosterhout; More teams in action. (March 12-13)

Exhibition-win HCAW against Amsterdam Pirates. (March 12)

Major League and Players Association reach new agreement. (March 10)

Hoofddorp Pioniers & Quick Amersfoort open exhibition season. (March 6)

First two series Major League-season cancelled. (March 1)

Hensley Meulens back in Majors; Named Asst. Hitting Coach NY Yankees. (February 28)

Caimanes de Barranquilla first Colombian team to win Serie del Caribe. (February 3)

Roger Bernadina & Jiandido Tromp win Nicaragua title with Leones. (January 30)

Leones forces 7th game in Nicaraguan Final after marathon-win. (January 29)

Bernadina & Tromp again productive in 2nd win for Leones in Nicaragua. (January 26)

Bernadina & Tromp account for 1st win Leones in Nicaraguan Final. (January 25)
David Ortiz elected into Major League Hall of Fame. (January 25)

Roger Bernadina & Jiandido Tromp trail with Leones in Nicaraguan Final. (January 23)

Former National Team and big league-player Ruben Leysner passed away. (January 22)

First female-player debuts in Australian professional baseball. (January 10)

Netherlands wins Bronze in Canada Cup after loss vs. USA. (June 26)
Netherlands in Semi-Final Canada Cup after win vs. Chinese Taipei. (June 26)

Netherlands SB Team moves to next game Canada Cup, eliminates Czechs. (June 25)

Netherlands SB Team opens Play-Off Round Canada Cup with loss. (June 24)

Netherlands SB Team closes First Round Canada Cup with shutout-win. (June 23)

Netherlands SB Team suffers first loss in Canada Cup-tournament. (June 22)

Netherlands SB Team wins 3rd game of Canada Cup-tournament. (June 21)
Netherlands SB Team also wins 2nd Canada Cup-game vs. Philippines. (June 21)

Netherlands SB Team opens Canada Cup with win vs. Mexico. (June 20)

Netherlands SB Team closes series vs. Canada with DH-loss. (June 18)

Netherlands SB Team also loses second game vs. Canada. (June 17)

Netherlands SB Team opens exhibition series vs. Canada with loss. (June 16)

Netherlands Softball Team off to Canada with 20 players. (June 15)

Former Netherlands Team, big league-pitcher Mereille Hammink passed away. (June 13)


Onze Gezellen adds American & Australian pitcher to roster. (March 14)

Amsterdam Pirates opens exhibition season vs. Onze Gezellen. (March 12)

Former Haarlem-commissioner, Official Scorer Jan van Toorn passed away. (March 8)

Neptunus repeats as winner of Roef! Pre-Season Tournament. (February 13)

Veteran Belgian softball-player Griet De Schrijvere passed away. (February 8)

Former softball-umpire Piet Gabes passed away. (January 22)

Netherlands Slowpitch Team wins Semi-Final, then ends up short in EC-Final. (June 18)

Netherlands Slowpitch Team loses twice in Play-Offs European Championship. (June 17)

Netherlands Slowpitch Team unbeaten after 3rd day European Championship. (June 16)

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