Paul Nanne

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  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul Nanne pitched in the Hoofdklasse and for the Dutch national team, including in the Olympics, then became a coach. He is the brother of pitcher Tom Nanne and son of Gerrit Nanne.

Paul Nanne pitched for the Netherlands in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, going 0-1 with a 9.45 ERA. Nanne also was with the Orange for the 1989 European Championship and the 1993 European Championship. In the 1993 Euros, he was 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA for the champs, tying for third in the event in games pitched (3); one of the hurlers he tied was his brother. In the 1996 Olympics, he tossed 6 2/3 innings without allowing a run (facing South Korea, Australia and Italy) as the top Dutch hurler. He also backed up Eric de Bruin at first base, going 1 for 7.

Nanne also pitched in the Belgian First Division. He became a pitching coach after his career ended and also was head coach of the Amsterdam Pirates in 2004-2005. In 2009, he became pitching coach of the Konica Minolta Pioniers.