Curaçao Neptunus

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Neptunus was the Hoofdklasse powerhouse of the early 21st Century. They won a record seven consecutive titles from 1999 through 2005 before several stars departed prior to the 2006 season, including 2005 MVP Dirk van 't Klooster and 2005 Pitcher of the Year Rob Cordemans. The absence didn't turn them much as they rebounded to be the league's top power again in the 2010s. Neptunus is located in Rotterdam and play their home games in Neptunus Familiestadion.

Previously known as Levi's Neptunus Rotterdam, Kok Juwelier Neptunus Rotterdam, KOK Neptunus Rotterdam, Tropicana Neptunus, and for many years DOOR Neptunus before being sponsored by the government of Curaçao, the club also won Hoofdklasse titles in 1981, 1991, 1993 and 1995. They also won the European Cup five consecutive seasons from 2000 through 2004 as well as in 1994, 1996, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

When Neptunus won the 2009 Holland Series, they tied Haarlem Nicols for the most titles (12) in league history. They became the first 13-time titlist when they won the 2010 Holland Series. After two years without a title, they won the 2013 Holland Series. They were the first Hoofdklasse team to 1,000 wins (on April 27, 2014), doing so after only 1,387 games; at least four other teams had more games played but Kinheim was second in wins at a distant 816 at that point. They also won five straight Dutch championships from 2014 through 2018.

Retired Numbers[edit]

Yearly Record[edit]

Year Record Manager Playoffs European Competition
1979 23-10-3
1980 21-12-3 Runner-Up 4th Place
1981 29-7 Wim Onderstal Champions 4th Place
1982 19-16-1
1983 19-17 Tim Schmidt 3rd Place
1984 15-21 Harry van der Berg/Frans van Aalen
1985 Overgangsklasse
1986 33-11-1 Hamilton Richardson Runner-Up
1987 28-14 Hamilton Richardson Runner-Up
1988 26-15-1 Huub Kohl
1989 30-5-1 Huub Kohl Runner-Up
1990 37-6-2 Huub Kohl Runner-Up Champions
1991 27-8-1 Charles Urbanus Jr. Champions Runner-Up
1992 28-14 Semi Final Runner-Up
1993 24-17-1 Charles Urbanus Jr. Champions Champions
1994 25-15-2 Charles Urbanus Jr. Runner-Up Champions
1995 25-10 Jan Collins Champions Runner-Up
1996 25-10 Jan Collins Semi Final Champions
1997 31-10 Bill Froberg Semi Final Runner-Up
1998 32-13 Bill Froberg Runner-Up Champions
1999 38-7 Robert Eenhoorn Champions Champions
2000 32-8 Robert Eenhoorn Champions Champions
2001 34-12 Robert Eenhoorn Champions Champions
2002 38-7 ** Champions Champions
2003 33-7 ** Champions Champions
2004 32-7 ** Champions Champions
2005 31-10 ** Champions 3rd Place
2006 29-11 ** Semi Final 5th Place
2007 32-7 Eric de Bruin Semi Final Champions
2008 31-11 Eric de Bruin Semi Final 5th Place
2009 32-9 Steve Janssen Champions
2010 39-3 Steve Janssen Champions 6th Place
2011 31-11 Jan Collins Semi Final 5th Place
2012 33-9 Jan Collins Runner-Up 5th Place
2013 34-8 Evert-Jan 't Hoen Champions
2014 34-7 Evert-Jan 't Hoen Champions 3rd Place
2015 33-9 Evert-Jan 't Hoen Champions Champions
2016 34-7 Evert-Jan 't Hoen Champions 4th Place
2017 40-13 Ronald Jaarsma Champions Champions
2018 42-9 Ronald Jaarsma Champions Champions
    • Note: The years 2002-2006 Neptunus went with 3 co-managers

External Link[edit]

Team website