1961 South American Championship

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The 1961 South American Championship was the third South American Championship. It was held in Lima, Peru from March 4 to March 12, 1961. Flag of Venezuela Venezuela participated for the first time, replacing Flag of Ecuador Ecuador in the field.

Venezuela won the title in their debut, outscoring the opposition 32-7, with only a 7-5 win over Brazil being close. José Martínez was named the best pitcher and Héctor Rodríguez the best batter.

Flag of Brazil Brazil was second at 3-1, outscoring their opponents 32-11. Huguiyoski Sugeta was on the team.

Flag of Peru Peru did well as hosts, with a third-place finish at 2-2. They were outscored 25-17.

Flag of Argentina Argentina was 4th at 1-3, though they only lost 3-2 to Brazil and 4-2 to Peru. They also lost 10-0 to Venezuela and beat Chile 10-0 for a better run differential than #3 Peru. They had the home run leader, Héctor Akiyama.

Flag of Chile Chile lost all their games, by a composite score of 40-10; their best game was against #1 Venezuela, only losing 4-2.

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