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Honkbal Club Kinheim

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Honkbal Club Kinheim is a Dutch baseball club based in Haarlem and play at Pim Mulier Stadium. Kinheim played in the Hoofdklasse from 1935 to 2016. They won only two titles in their first 70 years; 1978 and 1994. They were champions again in 2006, 2007 and 2012. Kinheim won the European Cup two years in a row in 2007 and 2008.

Past names have included Boom Planeta Kinheim Haarlem, Home Pizza Kinheim, Wera Kinheim Haarlem and Corendon Kinheim.

Despite good success in the prior decade, they stunningly departed the top Dutch league after the 2016 Hoofdklasse season when all their players left for other teams or retired at year's end. They currently play in the Overgangsklasse, the second tier of Dutch baseball. .

Retired Numbers[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs European Compettition
1995 25-11 Ted Arnold Runner-Up 3rd Place
1996 17-18 Runner-Up
1997 23-18
1998 28-17 Semi Final
1999 31-14 Bernie Beckman Semi Final Runner-Up
2000 32-8 Bernie Beckman Semi Final
2001 31-16 Bernie Beckman Semi Final Champions
2002 31-15 Bernie Beckman Semi Final Champions
2003 16-24 Louis Hofer Runner-Up
2004 24-15 Dave Daniels Semi Final
2005 20-22 Dave Daniels
2006 33-7 Ben Thijssen Champions
2007 33-7 Ben Thijssen Champions Champions
2008 32-10 Ben Thijssen Runner-Up ***
2009 26-16 Eelco Jansen Semi Final 3rd Place
2010 30-11 Eelco Jansen Semi Final
2011 30-12 Eelco Jansen Semi Final
2012 27-15 Eelco Jansen/Hans Lemmink Champions
2013 31-11 Hans Lemmink Semi Final 3rd Place
2014 29-13 Wim Martinus Semi Final
2015 29-11 Wim Martinus Semi Final
2016 24-17 Mike Crouwel Semi Final
2017 Overgangsklasse
2018 Overgangsklasse
2019 Overgangsklasse

Note: ***Kinheim won their group but declined to participate in the Final Four as it overlapped with their domestic playoffs.

Website[edit]

Official team site