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Famous Baseball Players from Netherlands

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List of famous baseball players from Netherlands, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Netherlands has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Dutch baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Netherlands and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from Netherlands then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features Rob Cordemans, John Houseman and more items.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Dutch baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Netherlands?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Netherlands in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Dutch baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • 1
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityUnited States of America, Netherlands

    BirthplaceZeist, Netherlands

    TeamsTexas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians, California Angels

    Bert Blyleven (born Rik Aalbert Blijleven, April 6, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1970 to 1992. A renowned curveball pitcher, Blyleven was a two-time All-Star and  ...more

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  • 2
    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Curaçao

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves

    Andruw Rudolf Jones (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈandruw ˈdʒonz]; born April 23, 1977) is a Curaçaoan former baseball outfielder and designated hitter who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball  ...more
  • 3
    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    TeamsWashington Nationals

    Shairon Benjamin Martis, OON (born March 30, 1987) is a Dutch-Curaçaoan professional baseball pitcher for the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He has  ...more
  • 4
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceNoord, Aruba

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals

    Sidney Alton Ponson, OON (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈsidni ponˈsoŋ]; born November 2, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. As a player, Ponson stood at 6'1" tall and weighed 260 pounds.  ...more
  • 5

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies

    Mariekson Julius "Didi" Gregorius, OON (born February 18, 1990), is a Dutch professional baseball shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the  ...more
  • 6
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceEindhoven, Netherlands

    TeamsMiami Marlins

    Henricus "Rick" Nicolas van den Hurk (Eindhoven, May 22, 1985) is a Dutch professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has also pitched in Major  ...more
  • 7
    Designated hitter, Outfielder

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    TeamsMontreal Expos, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees

    Hensley Filemon Acasio Meulens (Papiamento pronunciation: [ˈhɛnsli ˈmʏiləns]; born June 23, 1967), nicknamed "Bam Bam", is a Curaçaoan professional baseball player and bench coach for the San  ...more
  • 8

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    TeamsSeattle Mariners

    Wladimir Ramon Balentien (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvladimir balənˈtin]; born July 2, 1984), nicknamed "Coco", is a Curaçaoan-Dutch professional baseball outfielder with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of  ...more
  • 9
    Left fielder, Second baseman

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

  • 10
    Second baseman

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    TeamsMiami Marlins, New York Mets

    Ralph Gregory Milliard (born 30 December 1973 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles) is a former Dutch baseball player and current baseball coach. Milliard represented the Netherlands at the  ...more
  • 11
    Second baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    TeamsAnaheim Angels, New York Yankees, California Angels

    Robert Franciscus Eenhoorn OON (born February 9, 1968) is a retired Dutch professional baseball player and manager. He played four seasons of Major League Baseball as a utility infielder for the New  ...more
  • 12
    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceAmsterdam, Netherlands

    TeamsSan Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers

    Rikkert Faneyte (born May 31, 1969) was a Major League Baseball player from 1993 to 1996 for the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers. He was an outfielder. He was a member of the Dutch National  ...more
  • 13
    Third baseman

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceCuraçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    TeamsPittsburgh Pirates

    Yurendell Eithel DeCaster (born September 26, 1979) is a former professional baseball third baseman. He played part of one season in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  ...more
  • 14
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceWillemstad, Netherlands

    TeamsAtlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

    Jair Francoise Jurrjens ( JY-ər JUR-jənz; born January 29, 1986) is a Curaçaoan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers,  ...more
  • 15
    Outfielder, Center fielder

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceHaarlem, Netherlands

    Gregory Anthony Halman (August 26, 1987 – November 21, 2011) was a Dutch professional baseball outfielder. He played with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) during the 2010 and 2011  ...more
  • 16
    Second baseman

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceNetherlands

    TeamsSt. Louis Browns, Chicago Colts

    John Franklin Houseman (January 10, 1870 in the Netherlands – November 4, 1922 in Chicago) was a Major League Baseball player. He played in 1894 for the Chicago Colts, and in 1897 for the St. Louis  ...more
  • 17
    Sharnol Leonard Adriana (born November 13, 1970) is a Curaçaoan-Dutch baseball player and coach. He spent several minor league seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays organization before moving to the  ...more
  • 18
    Arthur Benjamin (Chicho) Jesurun (10 July 1947 in Willemstad, Curaçao – 16 December 2006 in Almere) was a Netherlands-Antillian baseball player and coach who reached worldwide fame. During his  ...more
  • 19

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceHaarlem, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    David Franciscus Johan Bergman (born August 16, 1981 in Haarlem, the Netherlands) is a Dutch baseball player who currently plays for Kinheim of the Honkbal Hoofdklasse baseball league.  ...more
  • 20
    Rob "Robbie" Cordemans (born October 31, 1974 in Schiedam) is a Dutch baseball player. He bats and throws righthanded. Cordemans is best known for representing the Dutch national team at the  ...more
  • 21
    Outfielder

    NationalityNetherlands

    BirthplaceAruba

    TeamsSan Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners

    Eugene Humphrey "Gene" Kingsale, OON (born August 20, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball player with the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and Detroit Tigers from 1996 until  ...more
  • 22
    Sidney de Jong (born 14 April 1979) is a Dutch former baseball player. De Jong represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where he and his team finished sixth. He also  ...more
  • 23
    Patrick Beljaards (born 4 March 1978 in Haarlem) is a Dutch baseball player. Beljaards represented the Netherlands at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where he and his team became fifth. Four years  ...more
  • 24
    Pim Walsma (born 3 February 1987, Amsterdam) is a Dutch baseball player who currently plays for the Amsterdam Pirates and the Dutch national team.He attended Lower Columbia College in the United  ...more
  • 25
    Tjerk Smeets (born 3 June 1980) is a Dutch baseball player who currently plays for Kinheim and the Dutch national team. He is the son of Dutch radio and television personality, writer, and columnist  ...more