1999 Hoofdklasse

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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[edit]

  1. DOOR Neptunus, 38-7 (Robert Eenhoorn)
  2. Baseball Express Kinheim, 31-14 (Bernie Beckman)
  3. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 29-16 (Brian Farley)
  4. Minolta Pioniers, 27-16
  5. Amsterdam Expos, 27-18
  6. Behaenk Sparta/Feyenoord, 24-21
  7. NTNT ADO, 21-24
  8. Cementbouw RCH, 13-32 (Dave Daniels)
  9. Vitron Tilburg, 7-35
  10. Gambro Twins, 6-39

Playoffs: HCAW beat Kinheim, Neptunus beat Pioniers

Award Winners[edit]

League Leaders[edit]