October 31, 1974 |
Schiedam, South Holland
Rob "Robbie" Cordemans (born October 31, 1974 in Schiedam, South Holland) is a Dutch baseball player. He bats and throws righthanded. Cordemans is best known for representing the Dutch national team at the Olympics and other international competitions.
Cordemans has been a fixture on Dutch baseball teams in international competitions over the last decade. Most notably, he has competed in four consecutive Olympic Games for the Netherlands.
He began his Olympic career as a 21-year old pitcher for the Netherlands at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite his lofty 6.94 ERA, Cordemans was the winning pitcher in both of the club's games during the preliminary round of the tournament.
Cordemans participated in his third Olympic competition during the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece. His fourth appearance at the Olympic games would come during the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China.
Although Cordemans moved to perennial powerhouse Neptunus for the 2000 season, he was not able to replicate his success from 1999 and his record declined to 8–4. However, his 94 strikeouts placed him fourth in the league, and an 11-strikeout complete game win over the Italians helped Neptunus to a European Cup title.
In the 2002 season, Cordemans went 10–2 with a 0.47 ERA and earned his second Pitcher of the Year award.
2009: World Baseball Classic
Cordemans was selected once again to represent the Dutch national team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. During the first round of the tournament held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cordemans entered two separate games against the Dominican Republic in middle relief.
Cordemans pitched in three games, 6.2 innings pitched, 2 hits allowed, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 0.00 ERA. 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1BB, 1 SO in middle relief of 1st game vs. DR 2.0 IP, 0 H, 3BB, 0 SO in middle relief (6th, 6th) of 2nd game vs. DR 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0BB, 2 SO in middle relief (6th, 7th) of 1st game vs. Venezuela
- (Dutch) Dutch Olympic Committee
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)