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Glenn Romney

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Glenn Romney nearly won a MVP award in the Hoofdklasse.

In the 1994 World Junior Championship, Romney hit .355 and won All-Star honors in right field. He made his Hoofdklasse debut in 1996 with the Pioniers. He excelled for the Netherlands in the 1997 European Championship, going 9 for 16 with 10 runs and 7 RBI in the round-robin phase; he tied Pavel Budsky and Alessandro Flisi for third in runs and was fifth in average. In the 1997 World Port Tournament, Romney was 4 for 12 with a walk, double and four runs.

In the 1998 Haarlem Baseball Week, Romney went one for six with two walks. He struggled in the 1998 Baseball World Cup, with two errors in nine chances in right field and hitting only .222/.300/.278 as a regular for the Netherlands. He went one for two with two walks in the 1999 World Port Tournament but became involved in a conflict with manager Jan-Dick Leurs and would not represent the Netherlands again on the international stage while Leurs was the club's skipper.

For the Pioniers in 2000, Romney stole 12 bases, tying Adonis Kemp for sixth in the league. He hit .338 in 2002 to finish sixth in the circuit and drove home 27 runs, 7th-most. In 2003, he had his best year, winning the batting title (.367). He was also among the leaders in runs (29, tied for 5th), hits (51, tied for 7th with Dè Flanegin) and RBI (32, tied for 3rd with former AAA player Evert-Jan 't Hoen). He was the first Pioniers player ever to win the Hoofdklasse batting title. He was named one of the three finalists for the MVP alongside Rob Cordemans and Jurjan Koenen, but Koenen was named the winner.

Glenn played for the Netherlands in the 2003 Baseball World Cup, but was 0 for 8 with a walk and a run while backing up Dirk van 't Klooster in right. In the 2004 Haarlem Baseball Week, Romney went 0 for 2.

During the 2005 regular season, Romney hit .254/.390/.358 for the Pioniers and missed time with a knee injury. In 2006, he batted .352/.420/.394 to finish 4th in average (.014 behind leader Raily Legito) and 9th in hits (50). He just missed the top 10 in OBP.

In 2007, the Pioniers flyhawk produced at a .325/.466/.397 rate with 30 walks in 37 games. He tied former major leaguer Ralph Milliard for 4th in OBP and was third in walks. He was four for 13 in the 2007 Holland Series as the Pioniers fell to Kinheim. During 2008, he hit .354/.464/.449 and scored 30 runs in 33 games. He tied Martijn Meeuwis for third in average (behind Mark Duursma and Sidney de Jong) and was fifth in OBP.

Romney produced at a .278/.493/.392 rate in 2009. In 31 games, he drew 40 walks while only striking out nine times. He tied Mark Duursma for the walk lead and led the circuit in OBP by .004 over former major leaguer Eugène Kingsale.

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