1962 European Championship

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The 1962 European Championship was held from July 21 through July 29 , 1962, in Amsterdam.

Flag of Netherlands Netherlands went unbeaten as the hosts were 5-0, their closest wins being two five-run decisions. They had now won all five European Championships they had entered. Rob Hoffmann was named best pitcher.

Flag of Italy Italy won its third straight Silver Medal at 3-1. Their lone loss was 9-4 to the Netherlands. They were managed by Luigi Cameroni.

Flag of Spain Spain won Bronze at 3-2. 17-year-old Licesio Fernández hit .636.

Flag of Belgium Belgium ranked 4th at 1-3, losing to the top three teams but beating #5 Germany.

Flag of Germany Germany won 2 and lost 2 to finish 5th.

Flag of France France was 1-3, placing 6th, their only win coming by a 14-11 margin over Sweden. They were losing 30-0 to the Germans in their match-up when one of the French players left the field in a rage over a disagreement with the captain of the squad. That left France with only 8 players and they were forced to forfeit, so the final official score was a much happier 9-0.

Flag of Sweden Sweden lost all four games.

See also 1962 European Championship (Rosters)

Source: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd