2007 Hoofdklasse

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The 2007 Hoofdklasse season was a lot of old news. The 2006 champion, Corendon Kinheim, repeated as champions, easily winning the 2007 Holland Series. The team they beat was also a repeat as it was again the Konica Minolta Pioniers. The other traditional powerhouse, DOOR Neptunus, led in the early-going and lost a close pennant race before falling to the Pioniers in the playoffs.

An old-timer, 46-year-old Fausto Álvarez, set a new record for homers in the wood bat era, with 12.

The league bid goodbye to one of its long-time members as Almere was relegated.

Álvarez was not the only Cuban of note in the 2007 season - Eddie Oropesa was one of the rare former major leaguers not of Dutch citizenship to appear in the league's history. He was 3-5 with a 2.36 ERA, far from making the headlines that his countrymate made.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

  1. Corendon Kinheim, 33-7 (Ben Thijssen)
  2. DOOR Neptunus, 32-7 (Eric de Bruin)
  3. Konica Minolta Pioniers, 22-17 (Frank Koene)
  4. Amsterdam Pirates, 21-18 (Louis Hofer)
  5. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 17-22 (Roy Berrevoets)
  6. ADO, 15-24 (Wim Martinus)
  7. Sparta/Feyenoord, 13-25 (Adonis Kemp)
  8. MediaMonks RCH, 12-27 (Marlon Fluonia)
  9. Instant Holland Almere'90, 11-29 (Ritchie Daal)

Playoffs: Kinheim beat Pirates, Pioniers beat Neptunus


League Leaders[edit]