1965 European Championship

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The 1965 European Championship was held from August 29 through September 5 in Madrid, Spain.

Flag of Netherlands Netherlands won Gold, as usual, but this was one of their biggest routs ever. They won their four games by a combined 57-0 score, including a 16-0 win over Italy. OF Hamilton Richardson was named MVP; he would repeat the feat 8 years later. Herman Beidschat was named the Best Pitcher in the tournament.

Flag of Italy Italy took Silver, topping Sweden 30-1 and Germany 9-0. They edged Spain 14-9 and were routed by the Dutch. Luigi Cameroni managed them for the third straight tournament and fourth time overall.

Flag of Germany Germany took Bronze at 2-2.

Flag of Spain Spain finished 4th at 1-3.

Flag of Sweden Sweden finished 0-4, losing each contest by at least 8 runs.

Source: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd

See also 1965 European Championship (Rosters)