1951 Amateur World Series

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 1951 Amateur World Series was the 9th Amateur World Series and was unusual in several ways. First off, it was the only Amateur World Series ever held in Mexico, taking place in Mexico City. Secondly, it was the last time the Cuba national baseball team participated in and did not win an Amateur World Series or Baseball World Cup for 56 years, until the 2007 Baseball World Cup. The Series was played from November 1 through November 19, 1951.

Cuba had certainly fared well in the preliminary round, going 9-1 with a one-run loss to Puerto Rico. Venezuela also was 9-1, followed by Puerto Rico (7-3) and the Dominican Republic (7-3). Failing to advance to round two were Nicaragua (6-4), Costa Rica (5-5), Panama (5-5), Colombia (4-6), Mexico (2-8), Guatemala (1-9) and El Salvador (0-10).

In the final round, Puerto Rico went 3-0 to win the Gold Medal. Venezuela claimed the Silver with a 2-1 mark, while Cuba was a disappointing 1-2; both losses were by 7-6 scores. The Dominican Republic was 0-3 in the medal round.

Bert Bradford of Nicaragua led the tourney with a .481 aveerage and 25 hits, while the Dominicans had the top home run threat, Walter James, with 3. Puerto Rico's Sotero Ortiz led in runs (21) and stolen bases (10) while teammate Ramon Maldonado hit 8 doubles, the most. Overall, statistics are very limited from this tournament.

Final standings[edit]

Some or all content from this article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the BR Bullpen article "1951 Amateur World Series".