2008 Hoofdklasse

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The 2008 Hoofdklasse season was one where three teams fought for the best record - Neptunus, the best dynasty of recent years; defending champion Kinheim; and the Amsterdam Pirates. Despite finishing third, Amsterdam went on to win the 2008 Holland Series in a 3-game sweep of Kinheim after beating Neptunus in the playoffs.

Former major leaguers to appear as players were Ivanon Coffie (Neptunus; in between stints in Taiwan and the US), Eugene Kingsale (Neptunus) and Ralph Milliard (HCAW; Milliard retired following the season). Former major leaguer Rikkert Faneyte made his debut as head coach (AKA manager) of Amsterdam, guiding them to the title.

Regular Season Standings[edit]

  1. Corendon Kinheim, 32-10 (Ben Thijssen)
  2. DOOR Neptunus, 31-11 (Eric de Bruin)
  3. L&D Amsterdam Pirates, 29-13 (Rikkert Faneyte)
  4. Konica Minolta Pioniers, 28-14 (Frank Koene)
  5. Sparta/Feyenoord, 21-21 (Steve Janssen)
  6. Mr. Cocker HCAW, 14-28 (Roy Berrevoets)
  7. MediaMonks RCH, 8-34 (Robert Klaver)
  8. ADO, 5-37 (Ron Steward)

Playoffs: Kinheim def. Pioniers, Amsterdam def. Neptunus

2008 Holland Series: Amsterdam def. Kinheim

Award Winners[edit]

League Leaders[edit]