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Neptunus is a baseball and softball club in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Following its 2014 championship season, the club signed a sponsorship contract for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons with Curaçao and competes under the name Curaçao Neptunus.[3] Baseball club Neptunus has a revenue of 1 million euros.

Curaçao Neptunus
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LeagueHonkbal Hoofdklasse
LocationRotterdam
BallparkNeptunus Familiestadion, 2,460 capacity
Year founded1943
League championships1981, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
European Cup championships1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015, 2017
2014 Record34–7–1 (1st of 8)[1]
ManagerEvert-Jan ‘t Hoen[2]
Uniforms
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Neptunus plays in the Honkbal Hoofdklasse, the top level of professional baseball in the Netherlands, where it is its most successful team. It won the Holland Series seven consecutive times from 1999–2005 and won the European Cup five consecutive times from 2000–2004. In 2010 they set a league record by winning 39 games in a single season.[4] The notable yacht designer, Tony Castro, has long worked with Neptunus.

The club evolved out of the multi-sports club SC Neptunus which was founded on June 1st, 1900, while the baseball department was founded on May 3rd, 1943 and the softball department on June 17th, 1973. Although the club fielded a football team in the past, the club is primarily and best known for baseball and softball.

2015 rosterEdit

Pitchers Acker, van Jorian 10 Driel, van Berry 3 Markwell, Diegomar 35 Timmer, Floris 19 Yntema, Orlando 38 Branden, van de Kenny 7 Kelly, Kevin 33 Mil, van Loek 36

Catchers Huijser, Mourik 26 Boekhoudt, Gianison 12

Infielders Dille, Benjamin 11 Kemp, Dwayne 24 Legito, Raily 30 Marlin, Shurman 5 Meer, van der Stijn Vernooi, Rien 17

Outfielders Anthony, Adrian 4 Daantji, Shaldimar 23 Kemp, Urving 2 Lopez, Gyenuar 18 Diaz, Christian 8

Staff Evert-Jan 't Hoen 9 Manager Jan Collins 21 Pitching Coach Melfried Comenencia 27 3rd base Coach Ton Meiresonne Equipment Manager Alex Parengkuan Physiotherapist

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

1981, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017

InternationalEdit

1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2015, 2017
1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historie hoofdklasse competitie" (in Dutch). Neptunus. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Curaçao Neptunus" (in Dutch). de Nederlandse Honkbalsite. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Curacao succeeds DOOR as main sponsor for Neptunus Rotterdam". Mister Baseball. 17 December 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  4. ^ "DOOR Neptunus closes out Record Regular Season in Hoofdklasse". Mister Baseball. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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