1991 European Championship

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The 1991 European Championship was held from August 2 through August 11, 1991 in Italy.

Flag of Italy Italy won its second straight European Championship, going 8-0 and sweeping the Netherlands in all 3 games in the finals. Roberto Bianchi was named best hitter and Guglielmo Trinci MVP; Trinci hit .459 and drove home 13.

Flag of Netherlands Netherlands went 4-4 to take home Silver.

Flag of Spain Spain was 5-3, 2-1 in the Bronze Medal series with France. Xavier Camps was named Best Pitcher while Xavier Civit threw a no-hitter against Britain.

Flag of France France finished 4th at 4-4, its best finish to that point.

Flag of Belgium Belgium placed 5th at 5-3.

Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union made its debut in the Euros with a solid 4-4 showing and 6th place. They were 0-3 in the first round but 4-1 in the 5th-8th seed grouping.

Flag of Sweden Sweden was 3-5, finishing 7th. They allowed 26 runs to Italy one game.

Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom was a miserable 0-8 to finish last.

Also see 1991 European Championship (Rosters)

Source: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd