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Haarlem Baseball Week Starts This Weekend

Haarlem Baseball Week Starts This Weekend

Haarlem Baseball Week kicks off in just over 2 days. Teams from around the globe will come to compete in one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year.

Besides the host team from The Netherlands, teams from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and the USA will compete for the title. This marks the 2nd appearance of Puerto Rico (fewest) and the 13th for Cuba (most besides host).

The host Netherlands teams is the defending champion having finished the 2010 tournament 7-1. Cuba was the runner-up with Japan finishing 3rd.

The USA leads the all-time medal count with 29 total medals including 13 gold. Previously, collegiate and other amateur teams represented the USA and sometimes had several teams entered in the tournament. Now the USA is represented by the USA National Team, currently made up of collegiate players.

Cuba is second in gold medals with 4 and third in total medals with 12. The host nation has a total of 17 medals including 3 golds.

The games will be held July 13-22 at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem.

2012 Haarlem Baseball Week Schedule:

Date: Time*: Nr.: Home team: Away team: Final result:
13-7-2012 14:00 1 Japan Chinese Taipei
13-7-2012 19:00 2 Cuba Puerto Rico
14-7-2012 14:00 3 USA Japan
14-7-2012 19:00 4 Netherlands Puerto Rico
15-7-2012 14:00 5 Chinese Taipei Netherlands
15-7-2012 19:00 6 USA Cuba
16-7-2012 14:00 7 Puerto Rico Japan
16-7-2012 19:00 8 Cuba Chinese Taipei
17-7-2012 14:00 9 Puerto Rico USA
17-7-2012 19:00 10 Japan Netherlands
18-7-2012 14:00 11 USA Chinese Taipei
18-7-2012 19:00 12 Netherlands Cuba
19-7-2012 14:00 13 Cuba Japan
19-7-2012 19:00 14 Netherlands USA
20-7-2012 14:00 15 Chinese Taipei Puerto Rico
20-7-2012 19:00 16 No. 2 No. 3
21-7-2012 14:00 17 5th place
21-7-2012 19:00 18 No. 1 No. 4
22-7-2012 12:00 19 3rd place
22-7-2012 16:00 20 Final
* All times are subject to change.

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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