Sport: Honkballer from Holland

In The Netherlands, sport fans know Johannes Hendrikus Urbanus as well as Americans know Urbanus' hero, Bob Feller. Like Feller, 24-year-old Urbanus is a pitcher. He plays on Amsterdam's Op Volharding Volgt Overwinning (Perseverance Leads to Victory) team. The O.V.V.O. nine, behind Urbanus' consistent pitching, has won three straight Dutch championships. Last week "Hannie" was the envy of some 5,000 Dutch Honkbal players. At the invitation of the Knickerbocker, a Dutch-American magazine, Hannie flew to the U.S. to spend a month of spring training with the New York Giants, National League champions.


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