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Confederation of European Baseball

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Introducing the teams of the European Championship: Greece

Previewing the European Championship in Hoofddorp, Netherlands (September 9-18, 2016), the Confederation of European Baseball is introducing the 12 participants.


Results at last five European Championships:
2014: 10th
2012: 7th
2010: 4th
2007: Didn’t participate.
2005: 9th

Best result at European Championships:
2003: 2nd

Total Medal Count:
Gold: -
Silver: 2003
Bronze: -

Position in Men’s Baseball World Ranking: 34th 

The Hellenic Amateur Baseball Federation of Greece was founded in 1997 with the main goal to develop a baseball team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. After winning the European Championship B-Pool in 2002 Greece for the first time participated in the European Championship in 2003 in the Netherlands. They accomplished their best-ever result with a second place finish behind the Dutch National Team, which won the title.

At the 2004 Olympic Games Greece finished in seventh place in the final standings. Since then Greece has participated in four more European Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 2010 European Championship in Germany being their second-best result in tournament history.

At the 2014 European Championship the Greek team went 1-4 during the first round with a 10-0 shutout over Croatia being their lone win during the preliminary stage. In the classification round for ranks 9th to 12th, Greece lost 4-10 to Great Britain and 0-2 to Sweden, but won a three-way tie over Sweden and Croatia to secure a spot in the A-Pool and to finish in tenth place in the final standings.

In European Baseball Greece has been mainly participating in adult competitions with the Greek National Team being their crowd puller. In club competitions Greece has participated and organized various European Cup Qualifiers throughout the past decade. 

Complete Schedule 2016 European Championship including Live Play by Play
Official Website of the 2016 European Championship including ticketing
Official Facebook page of the 2016 European Championship 

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