2021 World Port Tournament cancelled

A few days ago you could read a blog post about the doubts of the World Port Tournament being played in 2021 because of the very busy baseball calendar in the Netherlands. Today the organization of the tournament announced the cancellation. But the reason is different than yours truly thought. According to the organizing committee, …

Ballparks Around the World: Neptunus Familiestadion

It has been a while. But finally here is another edition of Ballparks Around the World. In today's episode we pay attention the the home field of baseball club Neptunus from Rotterdam: the Neptunus Familiestadion (family stadium). Baseball club Neptunus is located at the current site since 1945. In the years before the construction of …

Is there room for the 2021 World Port Tournament?

Nothing official has been announced yet, but with the hoofdklasse baseball calendar of 2021, which has a very tight schedule thanks to an Olympic Qualifier Tournament and eventually the Olympic Games, one can wonder if there is room to play the tournament. With the current hoofdklasse schedule, which is provisional for now, the World Port …

Do the Baseball Week Haarlem and the World Port Tournament need a different format?

Where bi-annual baseball tournaments in the Netherlands like the Haarlem Baseball Week (now Baseball Week Haarlem) and the World Port Tournament were sellouts in the eighties and nineties, these tournaments have suffered a downfall in attendance the last decade. In fact, you see the same trend that the regular hoofdklasse competition is suffering from. In …

Evert-Jan ‘t Hoen new manager Dutch national team

With Steve Janssen gone to the USA to try his luck in a coaching job in the Chicago Cubs organization, the Dutch national team was without a manager. Today, the KNBSB announced that the void is filled by former Curaçao Neptunus manager Evert-Jan 't Hoen. In the past weeks, a lot of rumors floated around …

World Port Tournament 2017: Dutch win consolation game vs Cuba

In what was the last game for both teams, the Kingdom of the Netherlands bested Cuba 3-1. A three-run inning was all the Dutch needed to beat Cuba for the second time this week. Manager Sidney de Jong used four pitchers to keep the Cubans in check. Before the game, pitcher Rob Cordemans and infielder …

Remarkable selection of Dutch team for World Port Tournament

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf posted an article on its website about the selection of team Kingdom of the Netherlands for the upcoming World Port Tournament in Rotterdam.  The creation of the 24-man roster can be called remarkable, to put it mildly. This year the coaching staff will be led by Sydney de Jong. This is …

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