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The European Baseball Championship is the main championship tournament between national baseball teams in Europe, governed by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB).[1] Italy won the inaugural European Baseball Championship in 1954, and the competition has since been dominated by the Italian team and the Dutch team. As of 2010, it is held every other year, in even-numbered years, with a total of 34 European Baseball Championships having been played.

European Baseball Championship
SportBaseball
Founded1954
No. of teams12 (in 2016)
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
 Netherlands
Most titles Netherlands (22 times)

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QualificationEdit

The current European Baseball Championship classification system divides the national teams into three pools, those being A, B, and C. Teams in Pool A are automatically qualified for the next championship. The two best teams in Pool B will also qualify for the next championship. The two best teams in Pool C will promote to Pool B. The two weakest teams in Pool B will relegate to Pool C.

Current poolsEdit

As of end of 2019 tournaments

Pool A Pool B Pool C

Results (Pool A)Edit

Year Final Host Final Semifinalists
Champions Runners-up 3rd place 4th place
1954
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Belgium
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Belgium
 
West Germany
1955
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Spain
 
Spain
 
Belgium
 
West Germany
 
Italy
1956
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Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Belgium
 
Italy
 
Spain
1957
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West Germany
 
Netherlands
 
West Germany
 
Italy
 
Spain
1958
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
West Germany
 
Belgium
1960
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Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Sweden
1962
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Belgium
1964
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Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Sweden
1965
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Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
West Germany
 
Spain
1967
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Belgium
 
Belgium
 
Great Britain
 
West Germany
 
Spain
1969
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West Germany
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
West Germany
1971
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Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
West Germany
 
Belgium
1973
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Belgium
1975
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Spain
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
West Germany
 
Spain
1977
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Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Belgium
 
Spain
1979
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Italy
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Belgium
 
Sweden
1981
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Sweden
 
Belgium
1983
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Italy
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Belgium
 
Spain
1985
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Belgium
 
Sweden
1987
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Spain
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Belgium
1989
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France
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
Sweden
1991
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Italy
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
France
1993
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Sweden
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Sweden
 
France
1995
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Belgium
 
Spain
1997
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France
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
Russia
1999
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Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
France
 
Russia
2001
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Bonn
 
Netherlands
 
Russia
 
Italy
 
France
2003
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Netherlands
 
Netherlands
 
Greece
 
Spain
 
Sweden
2005
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Prague
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Germany
2007
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Barcelona
 
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
 
Spain
 
Germany
2010
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Stuttgart
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Germany
 
Greece
2012
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Rotterdam
 
Italy
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
Germany
2014
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 / 
Regensburg Brno
 
Netherlands
 
Italy
 
Spain
 
Czech Republic
2016
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Hoofddorp
 
Netherlands
 
Spain
 
Italy
 
Germany
2019
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Bonn/Solingen

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands229031
2  Italy1016430
3  Spain121417
4  Belgium1269
5  Great Britain0202
6  Germany0178
7  Greece0101
  Russia0101
9  Sweden0022
10  France0011
Totals (10 nations)343434102

Participating nationsEdit

Nation 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1962 1964 1965 1967 1969 1971 1973 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2010 2012 2014 2016 Years
  Austria 11 1
  Belgium       5 4 4   5 4 4     4     4 6 5 6   6 6 9 11 10 9 7 6 28
  Croatia 11 8 10 12 8 11 10 12 10 9
  Czech Republic 7 8 5 6 5 12 7 5 4 5 10
  France 5 6 6 5 7 9 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 5 5   4 7 6 5 6 8 6 7 24
  Germany 4   5     5     4     7 8 7 6 10 10 7 12 4 4   4 5 4 25
  Great Britain   7 7 8 9 9 10 9 7   8 11 9 9 14
  Greece   9 4 7 10 11 6
  Italy   4                                                 5   7         33
  Netherlands                                                               31
  Russia 6 8 8 4 4   8 11 10 12 8 12 12
  San Marino 5 6 2
  Slovenia 10 12 12 2
  Spain     4 4 5       4 4   6   4 4 4 5       5 4   5 6       9       32
  Sweden 4 7 4 5 5 6 8 5 5 5 4   5 4 5 4 7   7 8 7 12 4 8 6 5 6 11 8 29
  Ukraine 9 11 11 10 9 12 6
Nations 4 5 5 5 6 4 7 5 5 5 7 9 6 6 5 4 4 6 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

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