Haarlem Baseball Week

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Haarlem Baseball Week
Most recent season or competition:
2018 Haarlem Baseball Week
Honkbalweek Haarlem logo.svg
SportBaseball
Founded1961
No. of teams6 (Finals)
ContinentInternational
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan
Most titles Sullivans (6)
Official websiteHonkbalweek.nl
The Pim Mulier Stadium during the 23rd edition of the tournament in 2006

The Haarlem Baseball Week (Dutch: Honkbalweek Haarlem, before 2016 known as Haarlemse Honkbalweek)[1] is an international invitation baseball tournament at the Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, Netherlands. It was first held in 1961 and has been held every other year in even-numbered years since 1972.

In December 2016, a few months after the 28th edition of the event, the organisation of the tournament announced that this had been the last edition and that there would be no new editions due to financial problems.[2][3] A workgroup was formed to find sponsors in order to realise a relaunch, which succeeded after several companies and the municipality of Haarlem guaranteed an amount that would cover the costs of at least three new editions.[4][5][6] A crowd funding campaign was also started. As a result, the 29th edition in 2018 could be organised definitively.

The 2018 Haarlem Baseball Week, the 29th edition of the event, was won by Japan, their fourth title.

Results[edit]

Year Medalists
Champions Runners-up 3rd place
1961 United Kingdom
Alconbury Spartans
West Germany
Wiesbaden Flyers
France
Châteauroux Sabres
1963 United States
Sullivans

Netherlands
United States
French Woods
1966 United States
California Stags

Netherlands
West Germany
Augsburg Bayonets
1968 United States
Sullivans

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles
1969 United States
Sullivans
United States
California Stags

Netherlands
1971 United States
Sullivans
United States
California Stags
United States
USAFE
1972
Poule A

Cuba
United States
Sullivans
United States
Alaska Goldpanners
1972
Poule B

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands

Italy
1974
Cuba
United States
Arizona Wildcats
United States
Sullivans
1976 United States
Arizona Wildcats

South Korea
United States
Sullivans
1978
Japan

South Korea

Cuba
1980
United States
United States
Mississippi
United States
Sullivans
1982 United States
Miami Hurricanes
Japan
Mitsubishi Japan

Netherlands
1984
Canada

Netherlands
United States
Washington State University
1988 United States
Sullivans

Canada

Netherlands
1990 United States
Sullivans

Cuba

Netherlands
1992
Japan
United States
Little Caesars

Netherlands
1994
Japan
United States
Little Caesars

Netherlands
1996
Cuba

Netherlands
United States
Sullivans
1998
Cuba

Australia
United States
Sullivans
2000
United States

Cuba

Netherlands
2002
Details

United States

Netherlands

Cuba
2004
Details

Netherlands

Cuba

Japan
2006
Details

Netherlands

Cuba

United States
2008
Details

United States

Cuba

Chinese Taipei
2010
Details

Netherlands

Cuba

Japan
2012
Details

Cuba

Puerto Rico

United States
2014
Details

United States

Japan

Netherlands
2016
Details

Netherlands

Japan

Australia
2018
Details

Japan

Chinese Taipei

Netherlands
Source: "History results". Haarlemse Honkbalweek. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
"The Baseball Week: International baseball event in the Netherlands". Honkbalweek Haarlem. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

Medal table[edit]

Previous logo, used until 2014
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)1471132
2 Cuba (CUB)56213
3 Netherlands (NED)47920
4 Japan (JPN)4329
5 Canada (CAN)1102
6 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)1012
7 Great Britain (GBR)1001
8 South Korea (KOR)0202
9 Australia (AUS)0112
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
 Germany (GER)0112
12 Puerto Rico (PUR)0101
13 France (FRA)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
Totals (14 nations)30303090

Tournament awards[edit]

  • Homerun King
  • Most Popular Player
  • Press Award
  • Best Defensive Player
  • Best Hitter
  • Best Pitcher
  • Most Valuable Player

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "De Haarlemse Honkbalweek heet voortaan Honkbalweek Haarlem" (in Dutch). Honkbalweek Haarlem. 1 February 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Geldproblemen maken einde aan Honkbalweek Haarlem" (in Dutch). NOS. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Tekort aan sponsoren betekent einde Honkbalweek Haarlem (sinds 1961)" (in Dutch). De Volkskrant. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Doorstart Honkbalweek Haarlem nabij" (in Dutch). Haarlems Dagblad. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Doorstart voor Haarlemse Honkbalweek" (in Dutch). Haarlems Dagblad. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Honkbalweek Haarlem keert toch terug in 2018" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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