1984 European Championship B Pool

From BR Bullpen

The 1984 European Championship B Pool was the first qualifier for a European Championship, with the winner going to the 1985 European Championship. It was held at Anlaby Road Cricket Circle, Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain from August 16 to August 18. Oddly, the wickets from cricket games were still on the field during the baseball tournament! Flag of San Marino San Marino swept their way to the title, beating Flag of Germany Germany 16-4, Flag of Finland Finland 18-8 and Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 15-7. The other teams tied for second at 1-2, Finland getting their first international win ever by beating West Germany 15-13 on the 18th.

Great Britain's team, managed by Ron Marshall, included Alan Bloomfield, Julian Dodwell, Michael Harrold, Dennis King, Hugh King, Barry Marshall, Frank Parker Jr. and Neil Read.

West Germany's team included Jürgen Helmig (the long-time German standby was now 46 years old, in his last tournament), Roland Hoffmann (another old-timer at 48, in his 4th decade playing for them like Helmig), Frank Jäger and Stephan Jäger.

Sources: Project COBB, Nov. 1984 Mercury at Project COBB, German Baseball and Softball Federation