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Schedule Announced for 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week; Event Starts July 12

 Matt Tallarini  |    Mar 7th, 2024 10:00am EST
Gilmer Lampe of The Netherlands is out on second base in the group match between The Netherlands and Taiwan during the baseball Haarlem Honkbal Week in Haarlem, The Netherlands on 13 July. On the right Hsiao Po Ting of Taiwan. AFP PHOTO / ANP / KOEN SUYK netherlands out (Credit: KOEN SUYK/AFP via Getty Images)

Gilmer Lampe of The Netherlands is out on second base in the group match between The Netherlands and Taiwan during the baseball Haarlem Honkbal Week in Haarlem, The Netherlands on 13 July. On the right Hsiao Po Ting of Taiwan. AFP PHOTO / ANP / KOEN SUYK netherlands out (Credit: KOEN SUYK/AFP via Getty Images)

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond announced the schedule for the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament on the event’s X account on March 5.

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The tournament will be held from July 12-19, 2024 in Haarlem, the Netherlands at Pim Mulier Stadion.

All games at the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament are seven innings.

The Semifinals will be on July 18 at 9:30 a.m. EDT and 1:30 p.m. EDT. The 5th place game will be on July 18 at 5:30 a.m. EDT. The bronze medal game will be on July 19 at 8 a.m. EDT followed by the Old Stars Game at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The gold medal game will start at 1:30 p.m. EDT on July 19. A full schedule is below this story.

Peter Herkemij is the tournament director for the Honkbal Haarlem Week event.

The Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament, held biannually, will count towards the World Baseball Rankings published from the World Baseball Softball Confederation.

The KNBSB will have players on the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week roster that are participating in the 2024 Honkbal Hoofdklasse regular season. The Netherlands will have players from the Antilles, Curacao, and Aruba on their Honkbal Haarlem Week roster. The Netherlands has won four gold medals at the Honkbal Haarlem Week event and beat Curacao 6-1 in the gold medal game during the 2022 event.

The NJCAA All-Star Team will represent the United States at the event. The NJCAA Baseball All-Star Team roster for the Honkbal Haarlem Week event will be announced during the 2024 collegiate season. College of Central Florida head coach Marty Smith will be the head coach for the NJCAA Baseball All-Star team at Honkbal Haarlem Week. The NJCAA’s results will not give the United States points WBR at the 2024 tournament since they are not representing USA Baseball.

The NJCAA All-Star Team participated in the 2010 Honkbal Haarlem Week event and finished in fourth place, losing to Japan in the bronze medal game. The team was coached by current NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association President Jeff Willis. This will be the second time that the NJCAA will send an All-Star Team to Honkbal Haarlem week.

The United States has won 14 gold medals at the Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament.

The club teams and non-federation teams that have participated in the Honkbal Haarlem Week event are the Reno Astros in 2004, the Grand Rapid Sullivans in 1963, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998, the Pac-10 Conference All-Stars in 1990, the University of Iowa in 1984, Washington State University in 1984, the University of Miami in 1980 and 1982, the Mitsubishi Japan Industrial Team in 1980, UCLA in 1980, United States Air Forces in Europe in 1971, 1974, and 1976, University of Arizona in 1974 and 1976, the Alaska Goldpanners in 1972, the California Stags in 1966, 1969, and 1971, Detroit ITM in 1971, the Berlin Bears from Germany in 1969, the Augsburg Bayonets in 1966, the England Spartans in 1963, and the French Woods in 1963.

The Real Federación Española de Béisbol y Sófbol announced their participation for the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament on Nov. 17, 2023. Spain is aiming for their first gold medal at the Honkbal Haarlem Week event.

The Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball announced on Feb. 27, 2024 that they will participate at the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week. Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza will manage the Italy national team in the Netherlands. Italy won the bronze medal in the 1972 tournament.

The Baseball Federation of Japan and the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association announced on July 11, 2023 that they will participate at the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week event.

Japan will bring their college national team to the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week event. The CTBA will have players in their minor leagues of the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan be on the roster for the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament.

Japan is aiming for their fifth gold medal at the Honkbal Haarlem Week event. Chinese Taipei has never won gold at the Honkbal Haarlem Week tournament.

The first game of the 2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week event will be on July 12 with Chinese Taipei playing Japan at 9:30 a.m. EDT followed by the Netherlands playing the United States at 1:30 p.m. EDT, both games at Pim Mulier Stadion.

The Honkbal Haarlem Week event website has not yet announced the streaming platform that the event will be broadcasted for all live games.

2024 Honkbal Haarlem Week Schedule 
All games at Pim Mulier Stadion in Haarlem, Netherlands 
All game start times at Eastern Daylight Time

Away Team – Home Team 

Friday, July 12, 2024 
9:30 a.m. EDT – Japan vs. Chinese Taipei
1:30 p.m. EDT – USA vs. The Netherlands

Saturday, July 13, 2024 
5:30 a.m. EDT – Spain vs. Chinese Taipei
9:30 a.m. EDT – Japan vs. USA
1:30 p.m. EDT – The Netherlands vs. Italy

Sunday, July 14, 2024 
5:30 a.m. EDT – Italy vs. USA
9:30 a.m. EDT – Chinese Taipei vs. The Netherlands
1:30 p.m. EDT – Spain vs. Japan

Monday, July 15, 2024 
9:30 a.m. EDT – Italy vs. Spain
1:30 p.m. EDT – Chinese Taipei vs. USA

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 
9:30 a.m. EDT – Japan vs. Italy
1:30 p.m. EDT – Spain vs. The Netherlands

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 
5:30 a.m. EDT – Italy vs. Chinese Taipei
9:30 a.m. EDT – USA vs. Spain
1:30 p.m. EDT – The Netherlands vs. Japan

Thursday, July 18, 2024 
5:30 a.m. EDT – 6th Place vs. 5th Place
9:30 a.m. EDT – Semifinal 1
1:30 p.m. EDT – Semifinal 2

Friday, July 19, 2024 
8:00 a.m. EDT – Bronze Medal Game
10:30 a.m. EDT – Old Stars Game
1:30 p.m. EDT – Gold Medal Game