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The 1999 Hoofdklasse was known as the Start Baseball League for sponsorship reasons. DOOR Neptunus easily won the regular season finishing seven games ahead of second-placed Baseball Express Kinheim. They then beat the Minolta Pioniers and Mr. Cocker HCAW to win the Holland Series.
Rob Cordemans won the first of a record ten Pitcher of the Year Awards (through 2017), leading the league in ERA and wins. Former major leaguer Robert Eenhoorn led in home runs and doubles while another ex-big leaguer, Rikkert Faneyte, was MVP. Lars Koehorst and Raymond Hofer also featured prominently on the league leaderboards.
Regular Season Standings
- DOOR Neptunus, 38-7 (Robert Eenhoorn)
- Baseball Express Kinheim, 31-14 (Bernie Beckman)
- Mr. Cocker HCAW, 29-16 (Brian Farley)
- Minolta Pioniers, 27-16
- Amsterdam Expos, 27-18
- Behaenk Sparta/Feyenoord, 24-21
- NTNT ADO, 21-24
- Cementbouw RCH, 13-32 (Dave Daniels)
- Vitron Tilburg, 7-35
- Gambro Twins, 6-39
Playoffs: HCAW beat Kinheim, Neptunus beat Pioniers
- 1999 Holland Series: Neptunus beat HCAW
- MVP: Rikkert Faneyte, Expos
- Pitcher of the Year: Rob Cordemans, Neptunus
- Coach of the Year: ?
- Holland Series MVP: Johnny Balentina
- Roel de Mon Award: David Bergman
- Ron Fraser Award: Harvey Monte
- Average: Lars Koehorst, HCAW .468
- Slugging: ?
- OBP: ?
- Home Runs: Robert Eenhoorn, Neptunus; Elston Hansen, Expos & Raymond Hofer, Kinheim 16
- Runs: Koehorst, 64
- RBI: Hofer, 67
- Stolen Bases: Melfried Comenencia, Sparta/Feyenoord 22
- Doubles: Eenhoorn, 19
- Triples: Elton Wilson, Pioniers 17
- Total Bases: ?
- Walks: ?
- Hits: Edward Cannister, Pioniers & Koehorst 80