Former pitcher Rob Hoffmann passed away last Friday at the age of 71 according to a report by Marco Stoovelaar. The right-hander was a member of the Dutch Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame. He played his whole career with his hometown club HCAW, appearing in a total of 80 games through six seasons in the Hoofdklasse. Hoffmann won 29 games with an ERA of 2.03, struck out 529 and walked just 93 batters in 572 innings. He won the European Championship with the Dutch National Team three times (1960, 1962, 1964) and was named best pitcher during these tournaments twice (1962, 1964). Hoffmann also played in the first three Haarlem Baseball Weeks (1961, 1963, 1966). In May, 1984 he was elected to the Dutch Hall of Fame.
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