Giel ten Bosch
Giel ten Bosch
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 176 lb.
Giel ten Bosch is a former Olympic infielder.
Ten Bosch hit .333/.419/.444 with 9 runs in 7 games in the 1995 World Port Tournament. He was second in the event in runs behind Jeffrey Cranston. In the 1995 European Championship, the 21-year-old batted .314/.405/.571 with 12 runs and 11 RBI in 9 games; he stole 8 bases in 9 tries. Giel was 4th in the tourney in steals and tied for 9th in runs. In the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, he was 3 for 15 with 3 walks and a homer as the starting Dutch team third baseman.
Giel hit .438/.514/.844 in the 1996 Haarlem Baseball Week, winning MVP honors. He scored 11 runs and drove in 13 in 8 games and made no errors; the lone negative was his baserunning (0 SB, 3 CS). He was fifth in the event in average and slugging, 6th in OBP, second in runs (one behind Adonis Kemp), 1st in RBI, tied for first in doubles (5), tied for second with 14 hits and third with 27 total bases. In the finale, he was 2 for 5 with a double, run and RBI as the Netherlands lost to Cuba.
The Overveen native batted only .200/.259/.240 in the 1996 Olympics; the only Dutch regulars to fare as poorly were the guys he alternated with - Eddie Dix at second base and Ruben Ward at third base.
In the 1999 Hoofdklasse season, the Kinheim infielder was third in hits behind Lars Koehorst and Rikkert Faneyte, a former major leaguer. He was among the 2000 leaders in average (.344, 7th), runs (35, tied for 4th with Percy Isenia), steals (16, 4th), hits (54, 5th) and doubles (12, tied for second with Remy Maduro and Elston Hansen behind former major leaguer Robert Eenhoorn).
After his baseball career ended, ten Bosch became a journalist for De Telegraaf, covering financial matters.