1943 Amateur World Series

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The 1943 Amateur World Series was the sixth Amateur World Series. It was held from September 25 through October 19, 1943 in Havana, Cuba. No home runs were hit in 24 games at La Tropical Stadium as pitching dominated.

Flag of Cuba Cuba won Gold at 9-3, losing once to each of the other 3 teams in a small field. They were managed by Leon Rojas. Angel Fleitas led the tourney in hitting (.371); his brother had been MVP of the 1942 Amateur World Series. Luis Suarez (.354) led the Series in hits (17) and RBI (9) and tied for the most triples (2). The MVP was Natilla Jiménez, who went 1-1 but did not allow an earned run in two outings. He was the only member of the staff who never played in the majors as Julio Moreno (3-1, 0.70), Izzy Leon (1-0, 0.00), Rogelio Martinez (3-0, 0.96) and Sandy Consuegra (1-1, 3.44) would all wind up in The Show.

Flag of Mexico Mexico won Silver with a 6-6 record. Jose Luna led all players with 5 doubles.

Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic took home Bronze at 5-7. Luis Baez led in steals (7) and tied for the most triples (2).

Flag of Panama Panama was last at 4-8. Gil Garrido paced the Series with 10 runs. Víctor Greenidge (3-2, 2.25) was a bright spot on the hill and future major leaguer Pat Scantlebury was 0-2 despite a 2.05 ERA.

See also 1943 Amateur World Series (Rosters)

Source: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman