• Thamen is a baseball and softball club located in Uithoorn, in the proximity of Amsterdam and Haarlem, and was founded in 1962. Thamen is a very active club with a lot of possibilities.

    We currently have over 200 members. Fun and a great social atmosphere are important to us, as is performance. The club is run by volunteers.

    Are you interested in playing baseball or softball?
    Do you want to have fun playing ball at a recreational level or higher, with a club that is internationally minded? Then Thamen is a good fit for you! We have a big group of Japanese members, but also players from Aruba, Curacao, USA, Dominican Republic and Russia. You are more than welcome to join our practice for free. After three practices you can decide if you want to join.

    We have baseball teams competing in the 2nd, 5th and 6th division of the Dutch competition. This ensures that there is always a team that matches your skill set. Games usually take place in the weekend and training is during weekdays in the evening. The season starts with indoor practice from January till halfway March, after which we go outside. The competition is scheduled from April to the beginning of October.

    Youth Baseball
    We also have a lot of youth baseball teams in the categories U22, U16, U13 and beeball (tee-ball). The teams have practice during weekdays and play their games in the weekend. We have boys and girls playing baseball on all levels.

    Softball (fastpitch)
    We have women’s fastpitch softball teams and men’s fastpitch softball teams. The women’s teams compete in the 3rd to 5th division and the men’s teams compete in 1st and 2nd division. All teams consist of a mix of new and experienced players in the age of 16 years and older (60+). All teams have practice during the week and play during the week or in the weekend.

    We are currently setting up a girls youth team in the age group U16, so if you are interested please let us know.

    Mixed Slowpitch Softball
    We also have a mixed slowpitch team which plays every other week, men and women play together. Have you never played softball before? Than this is a nice way to start, and to get to know the sport. 

    We are always looking for new members... so come and give it a try!

    More information
    For more information please send us an e-mail to info@thamen.info with your name & age and we will contact you. 

    More information on baseball, softball and beeball
    Baseball, softball and beeball are a bat-and ball game played between two opposing teams, typically of nine players each, that take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team (batting team) is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.