<html> <!-- Author: Marco Stoovelaar Page name: index.htm Date: 12 November 1997 --> <head> <title>Baseball & Softball News & Stats by Grand Slam Netherlands</title> <meta name="Description" content="Grand Slam - Stats & News, Your Guide to Baseball and Softball Facts, Stats and News from The Netherlands and Europe. All the latest of the Dutch competition, Haarlem Baseball Week and more"> <meta name="Keywords" content="Baseball Softball Honkbal Nederland Netherlands Statistics Statistieken Stoovelaar Sports Pirates Expos Dutch Europe Europa"> <meta name="Author" content="Marco Stoovelaar &lt;stoov@wxs.nl&gt;"> <link rev="made" href="mailto:stoov@wxs.nl"> </head> <body> <body bgcolor="#0000a9" text="#0000a9" link="#0000ff" vlink="#0000ff"> <font face=arial> <center> <table bgcolor="#eaffff" border=1 bordercolor="#0000a9" cellpadding=0 width=80%> <tr><td align="center"> <table cellpadding=0 width=100%> <tr> <td bgcolor="#eaffff" align="center" rowspan=3><img src="slam.gif" width=250 height=150><br><b>www.grand-slam.nl</b></td> <td bgcolor="#1e90ff" align="center"><font color="#0000a9"><font size="6"><b><i>Welkom! Welcome! Bon Bini! Bienvenito!<br>Benvenuto! Bienvenu! Willkommen!</i></b></font></font> </td></tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#1e90ff" align="center"><font color="#0000a9"><b><font size="5">This is your Guide to Baseball & Softball</font></b></font> </td></tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#1e90ff" align="center"><font color="#0000a9"><b><font size="5">News, Stats & Facts</font></b></font> </td></tr></table> <table cellpadding=0 width=100%> <tr> <td bgcolor="#1e90ff" align="center"><font color="#0000a9"><b>Compiled and Copyright &#169; 1997-2015 by Marco Stoovelaar</b></font> </td></tr></table> <table border=1 bordercolor="#0000a9" cellpadding=0 width=100%> <tr><td bgcolor="#eaffff" with=60%> Welcome on Grand Slam * Stats & News, the first baseball- and softball news-site from the Netherlands, established in November 1997. And the only one which brings you the news in both Dutch and English. In November 2014, this site celebrated its seventeenth anniversary on the Internet and is now in its 18th year. Grand Slam - Stats & News can proudly announce that it has attracted more than <b>2.000.000 visitors</b> since its first publication in November 1997. In its seventeenth season, <b>site-records</b> were accomplished again for the seventeenth consecutive year.<br> Your field manager of this site is <b>Marco Stoovelaar</b> from Amsterdam (The Netherlands), baseball/softball reporter for <a href="http://www.telegraaf.nl">De Telegraaf</a> newspaper and official statistician and historian for the <a href="http://www.knbsb.nl">Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association</a>. On this you site, everyone will hit a Grand Slam, as here you will be provided with as complete as possible information on baseball and softball from the Netherlands and from around the world.<br> Thank you for visiting this site! </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff80" width=40% align="center"> <b> <script language="JavaScript"> var vandaag=new Date(); if (vandaag.getHours()>17)document.write("Good evening."); else if (vandaag.getHours()>11)document.write("Good afternoon."); else document.write("Good morning."); </script><br> <script language="JavaScript"> var nu =new Date(); var dag = nu.getDay(); if (nu.getDay()==0) dag = 'Sunday'; if (nu.getDay()==1) dag = 'Monday'; if (nu.getDay()==2) dag = 'Tuesday'; if (nu.getDay()==3) dag = 'Wednesday'; if (nu.getDay()==4) dag = 'Thursday'; if (nu.getDay()==5) dag = 'Friday'; if (nu.getDay()==6) dag = 'Saturday'; document.write('Today is '+dag+','); </script> <script language="JavaScript"> var nu=new Date(); var maand =nu.getMonth(); if (nu.getMonth()==0) maand = 'January'; if (nu.getMonth()==1) maand = 'February'; if (nu.getMonth()==2) maand = 'March'; if (nu.getMonth()==3) maand = 'April'; if (nu.getMonth()==4) maand = 'May'; if (nu.getMonth()==5) maand = 'June'; if (nu.getMonth()==6) maand = 'July'; if (nu.getMonth()==7) maand = 'August'; if (nu.getMonth()==8) maand = 'September'; if (nu.getMonth()==9) maand = 'October'; if (nu.getMonth()==10) maand = 'November'; if (nu.getMonth()==11) maand = 'December'; document.write(' '+maand+' '+nu.getDate()+', 2015.'); </script> <script language="JavaScript"> var nu=new Date(); var minuut =nu.getMinutes(); if (nu.getMinutes()==0) minuut = '00'; if (nu.getMinutes()==1) minuut = '01'; if (nu.getMinutes()==2) minuut = '02'; if (nu.getMinutes()==3) minuut = '03'; if (nu.getMinutes()==4) minuut = '04'; if (nu.getMinutes()==5) minuut = '05'; if (nu.getMinutes()==6) minuut = '06'; if (nu.getMinutes()==7) minuut = '07'; if (nu.getMinutes()==8) minuut = '08'; if (nu.getMinutes()==9) minuut = '09'; document.write('The time you arrived on this page was '+nu.getHours()+':'+minuut+' hours.'); </script> <p> <!-- Start of NedStat Basic code --> <a href="http://nl.nedstatbasic.net/cgi-bin/viewstat?name=BaseSoftballNews"><img src="http://nl.nedstatbasic.net/cgi-bin/nedstat.gif?name=BaseSoftballNews" border=0 alt="" nosave width=22 height=22 align="right"></a> <!End of NedStat Basic code --> <!-- Start of ReferStat --> <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript"> <!-- document.write ("<img src=\"http://nl.nedstatbasic.net/cgi-bin/referstat.gif?"); document.write ("name=BaseSoftballNews&refer="); document.write (escape (top.document.referrer)); document.write ("\" width=1 height=1 align=\"right\">"); //--> </script> <!-- End of ReferStat --> <b>Enter the site here</b><br> <a href="http://www.xs4all.nl/~catcher/headline-e.htm"> Go here voor the latest<br> Baseball & Softball Headlines,<br> recaps, stats, photos, schedules,<br> starting pitchers, play-by-play<br> announcements and more</a> <img src="new4.gif"><p> <a href="indexned.htm">Nederlandse</a> versie van deze pagina </td></tr> </table> <table cellpadding=0 width=100%> <tr><td></td></tr> <tr><td></td></tr> <tr><td bgcolor="#eaffff"> <center> Thank you for visiting this site! Have your regular appointment with <b>Grand Slam * Stats & News</b>.<p> <b><i>Tot Ziens! Goodbye! Te Aworo! Hasta Luego! Arrivederci! Au Revoir! Auf Wiedersehen!</i></b><p> Mail your suggestions and questions to <a href="mailto:stoov@wxs.nl">stoov@wxs.nl</a><br> Copyright &#169; 1997-2015 Marco Stoovelaar.<br> </center> </td></tr> </table> </td></tr> </table> </font> </center> </body> </html>