1985 European Championship

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The 1985 European Championship was held from July 6 through July 14, 1985 in Haarlem and Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Flag of Netherlands Netherlands swept its way to a title by going 9-0 and taking all four games in the finals. Judsel Baranco was named the tourney's best hitter while Marcel Joost won MVP honors. Charles Urbanus Jr. had a 4-hit game and 3-hit game in the finals.

Flag of Italy Italy went 4-5, going 4-1 before being wiped away in the finals.

Flag of Belgium Belgium went 6-2, going 3-0 in the 3-6 group. Oswald Boermans hit .583 to lead the tourney while Frank Lauwers (2-0, 0 ER in 17 IP, 9 H) was named the best pitcher.

Flag of Sweden Sweden was 4th at 4-4.

Flag of Spain Spain placed fifth at 2-6 for one of its poorest shows.

Flag of San Marino San Marino was last at 0-8.

Source: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd

Also see 1985 European Championship (Rosters)