1930 Central American Games
The 1930 Central American Games were the second international baseball tournament. Held from March 15 through April 15, these Central American Games took place in Havana. Like so much baseball in Cuba, this served a political end as president Gerardo Machado was trying to draw attention away from conflict.
Mexico took a Silver with a 4-2 record. Francisco Torrijos and Jesus Torrijos tied for the lead with 5 steals apiece; both would still be active in Mexico 15 years later. Manuel Chávez led the Games with a .500 average and 10 hits.
Guatemala and El Salvador both had inauspicious international debuts at 0-3. El Salvador had to withdraw early when catcher Joaquín Aguilar was injured in their third game and they had no substitutes.
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