Wim Martinus

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Eithel Calvin Martinus (The Fox)

Wim Martinus has had a long career in Dutch baseball. After playing in Aruban leagues, he came to Hoofdklasse in 1984 and spent 20 seasons with Neptunus. In 575 games, he hit .325 (639 H in 1,953 AB), drove in 419 runs and scored 302 runs. He played in the Holland Series 12 times. Martinus was briefly a member of the Dutch national team, appearing in the 1991 European Championship and 1992 Haarlem Baseball Week. Martinus retired for 1999 to be an assistant coach for the top Neptunus farm team, the Tridents, but he made a comeback in 2000. In 2002, the 38-year-old former retiree hit .353, third in Hoofdklasse behind only Dirk van 't Klooster and Sidney de Jong. In 2005, Martinus became head coach of Sparta/Feyenoord. He coached for ADO in 2007 and returned to Neptunus as an assistant coach in 2008. He also began coaching coaching for the Dutch national team, starting with the 2006 Intercontinental Cup and continuing in the 2007 European Championship, 2007 Baseball World Cup , 2008 Olympics, 2009 World Baseball Classic, 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2010 European Championship, 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2012 European Championship, 2013 World Baseball Classic and 2014 European Championship. He became head coach of Kinheim for 2014, replacing Hans Lemmink.

He is the father of Calvin Martinus.