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1939 Amateur World Series

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Host country  Cuba
Teams  3 (from 1 continent)
Defending champions  Great Britain (1938)
Dates  12 – 26 August
Venue  1 (in 1 host city)
Champions  Cuba (1st title)
1939 Amateur World Series

The 1939 Amateur World Series was the second Amateur World Series, later known as the Baseball World Cup. Great Britain did not defend the title which they had won in the inaugural event the previous year. It was instead contested by Cuba, Nicaragua and the United States playing six games each from August 12 through August 26 in Cuba, who won the tournament.


  •  Cuba
  • Bernardo Cuervo hit .200 with two triples and six runs batted in (led tournament).
  • Ernesto Estevez hit .389 with two doubles.
  • Wenceslao Gonzalez hit .500 (3 for 6).
  • Pedro Natilla Jimenez was the best pitcher in the tournament with a 2-0 record and a 0.95 earned run average.
  • Esteban Macqiues hit .250 with 7 runs (led tournament).
  • Connie Marrero played, and would become a Washington Senators pitcher in the future.
  • Juan J. Torres won the most valuable player award for the tournament despite a .174 batting average.
  • G. Toyo hit .333 (9 for 27), tied for lead in hits.
  •  Nicaragua
  • Stanley Cayasso hit one of only two home runs of the tournament plus two doubles to start a string of successful appearances in the tournament.
  • C. Newell stole four bases to lead the tournament in that category
  • Jonathan Robinson hit the other home run of the tournament.
  • References

    1939 Amateur World Series Wikipedia