2002 Haarlem Baseball Week

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2002 Haarlem Baseball Week
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 19 July - 28 July
Teams 6
Defending champions  United States (2000)
Final positions
Champions
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 United States (3rd title)
Runner-up
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 Netherlands
Third place
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 Cuba
Fourth place  Chinese Taipei
Tournament statistics
Most Valuable Player Netherlands Bryan Engelhardt
2000
2004

The 2002 Haarlem Baseball Week was an international baseball competition held at the Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, the Netherlands from July 19–28, 2002. It was the 21st edition of the tournament and featured teams from Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and United States.

In the end, the team from the United States won their second straight and third tournament as the national team.[1]

Group stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Qualified for the final
Did not qualify for the final
# Team Games Wins Losses
1  Netherlands 5 4 1
2  United States 5 3 2
3  Cuba 5 3 2
4  Chinese Taipei [1] 5 3 2
5  Japan 5 2 3
6  South Africa 5 0 5

^1 Chinese Taipei is the official IBAF designation for the team representing the state officially referred to as the Republic of China, more commonly known as Taiwan. (See also political status of Taiwan for details.)

Game results[edit]

July 19, 2002 Chinese Taipei  0 – 2  United States Haarlem, Netherlands
July 20, 2002 Cuba  5 – 0  Japan Haarlem, Netherlands
July 21, 2002 Japan  2 – 3  Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands
July 21, 2002 South Africa  0 – 8  United States Haarlem, Netherlands
July 22, 2002 Netherlands  4 – 9 (F/13)  Chinese Taipei Haarlem, Netherlands
July 22, 2002 South Africa  0 – 10  Cuba Haarlem, Netherlands
July 23, 2002 Cuba  5 – 0  Chinese Taipei Haarlem, Netherlands
July 24, 2002 Japan  2 – 11  Chinese Taipei Haarlem, Netherlands
July 24, 2002 Netherlands  8 – 3  South Africa Haarlem, Netherlands
July 25, 2002 Aruba  7 – 15 [2]  Curaçao Haarlem, Netherlands
July 25, 2002 United States  4 – 1  Cuba Haarlem, Netherlands
July 26, 2002 United States  1 – 2  Japan Haarlem, Netherlands
July 26, 2002 Chinese Taipei  6 – 3  South Africa Haarlem, Netherlands
July 26, 2002 Cuba  5 – 7  Netherlands Haarlem, Netherlands
July 27, 2002 South Africa  2 – 6  Japan Haarlem, Netherlands
July 27, 2002 Netherlands  6 – 2  United States Haarlem, Netherlands

^2 Regarding a friendly match, the results didn't affect the standings.

Final[edit]

July 28, 2002 Netherlands  4 – 5  United States Haarlem, Netherlands

Final standings[edit]

Tournament awards[edit]

Best Pitcher Japan Yukiharu Hamamoto
Best Hitter Cuba Rolnier Varona
Home run King Cuba Pedro José Rodriguez
South Africa Jason Cook
Most Valuable Player Netherlands Bryan Engelhardt
Most Popular Player Netherlands Alexander Smit
Press Award South Africa Raymond Tew

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