Amsterdam Pirates

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Team photo for the 2009 European Cup

Established in 1959, the Amsterdam Pirates are members of Hoofdklasse. They won titles in 1987, 1990, 2008 and 2011. They have been known previously as Tas Detach Pirates Amsterdam, RAP Pirates, Amsterdam Expos and Detach Pirates Amsterdam. They play their home games at Pirate Resort in Amsterdam. In 2008, they became known as L&D Amsterdam (named for an organizational consultancy firm, Learning & Developing Support BV (L&D Support)); they won their third title that year, sweeping the 2008 Holland Series. They won the 2016 European Champions Cup as well.

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Sources: Dutch and English Wikipedia entries on Amsterdam Pirates, Marco Stoolvar's site on Dutch baseball