1939 Amateur World Series

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1939 Amateur World Series
Tournament details
Host country  Cuba
Dates 12 – 26 August
Teams (from 1 continent)
Venue (in 1 host city)
Defending champions  Great Britain (1938)
Final positions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 Cuba (1st title)
Silver medal world centered.svg
Third place
Bronze medal world centered.svg
 United States
Tournament statistics
Games played 9
Most Valuable Player Juan Torres

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.


La Tropical Stadium
(present day Pedro Marrero Stadium)
Cuba Havana, Cuba
Estadio Pedro Marrero.JPG


1939 Amateur World Series
Champion Second Place Third Place

1st award

1st award

United States
1st award

Final standings[edit]

Pos. Team W L RS RA
Gold medal.svg 1  Cuba 6 0
Silver medal.svg 2  Nicaragua 3 3
Bronze medal.svg 3  United States 0 6


  •  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.


  • Bjarkman, P. A History of Cuban Baseball