Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond

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Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond
Abbreviation KNBSB
Formation 1912
Type International sport federation
Purpose Sport governing body
Headquarters Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Region served
23,926 players
(November 1, 2007)
Official language
Dutch, English
Ruud van Zetten
Parent organization
Confederation of European Baseball
Website http://www.knbsb.nl/

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond (Royal Netherlands Baseball and Softball Federation)[1] is the national governing body of baseball in the Netherlands. Baseball is played in all the provinces, but it struggles for popularity due to the popularity of many other sports, including the sport of soccer, in which the Netherlands has always been one of the leading nations. School-aged children are generally guided toward a future in soccer, rather than baseball.

Since 1922, the national major league in the Netherlands has been the Honkbal Hoofdklasse.

Most notable Dutch baseball players include Hensley Meulens, Robert Eenhoorn and Andruw Jones, Didi Gregorious.

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