On July 27, 2014 — Dirk van ‘t Klooster breaks one Hoofdklasse record and ties another. He gets his 1,167th hit, topping Marcel Joost’s mark. With the bases loaded in the second, van ‘t Klooster singles off former major leaguer Eddie Oropesato score Dè Flanegin; Kevin Dirksen also tries to score on the play, but is gunned down at home. Van ‘t Klooster is playing his 859th game in the top Dutch league, tying another record held by Joost. Dirk’s Vaessen Pioniersbeat Mampaey The Hawks 12-2. Danny Rombley and Vince Rooi each score three and Mark-Jan Moorman drives in four. Steven van Groningen allows one hit and no runs in six innings for the win.


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