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The 1946 Central American and Caribbean Games were the first Central American and Caribbean Games Cuba failed to win, after Gold Medals in the first four. The Games were held from December 9 through December 28 in Baranquilla, Colombia.

Flag of Colombia Colombia won Gold on their home turf, going 8-1 with two shutout wins over Cuba. R. Rodriguez went 3-0 to lead all pitchers in the Games. It was one of the brightest moments in Colombian baseball annals.

Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic claimed Silver with a 5-4 record (1-1 in the final round to finish ahead of Cuba).

Flag of Cuba Cuba went 6-1 in the opening round but lost both final round games to finish with a Bronze. Willy Miranda hit .250 in his debut for the national team. Cuba got little offense, averaging under 3 runs per contest.

Flag of Venezuela Venezuela and Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico tied for 4th at 3-3. C. Gonzalez of Puerto Rico had the best average, .478.

Flag of Mexico Mexico was 6th at 2-5.

Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica placed last at 0-7.

Source: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman

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