The 1958 European Championship was held from June 5 through June 12, 1958 in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Unlike in 1957, many fans turned out, with about 10,000 showing up for the finale.
Netherlands won its third Gold in a row, but it was not easy. They needed 10 innings to beat Germany 4-3 and 12 to beat Italy 6-5. In the finals, they had an easier team with Italy, winning 5-2.
Italy finished 4-2 to take home Silver. Both of their losses came against the Netherlands. Luigi Cameroni was player-manager.
Germany won Bronze despite just a 1-2 record. Their performance against the Netherlands convinced the Dutch to hire away Germany's manager, Ron Fraser.
Belgium placed 4th at 1-2; their only win was a 17-2 romp over France.
Spain was 5th at 1-2. They too demolished France - 29-4, the biggest win of the competition.
France lost both their games, by the combined 46-6 margin. It was their second European Championship and they couldn't note any real progress.
Source: Baseball in Europe by Josh Chetwynd