Julio Hazel

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Julio Fernando Hazel

Biographical Information[edit]

Julio Hazel played and coached in the Netherlands.

He played for the Netherlands Antilles national team in the 1965 Amateur World Series. Hazel played in the Hoofdklasse starting in 1965 with VVGA; he was primarily a center fielder. He was with them through 1967. During this period, he also played for the Netherlands in the 1966 Haarlem Baseball Week. He moved to HCAW in 1968 and hit .390 for them in 1970 to finish 3rd behind Hudson John and Boudewijn Maat. He appeared in the 1971 Haarlem Baseball Week, but quit the team when manager Hal Smeltzly used two infielders in the outfield while benching Hazel. He also became assistant coach for HCAW in 1972. He retired from playing after '72 and became head coach in 1973. He was in the Netherlands Antilles in 1974-1975. From 1976-1980, he coached for Hilversum in the Dutch minors. He was head coach of Quick Amersfoort in 1981, coached for Hilversum in 1986-1987 and was head coach of UVV in 1988.

Primary Source: Obituary by Marco Stoovelaar