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The 1973 Amateur World Series run by FEMBA ran parrelel to the 1973 Amateur World Series run by the FIBA in a period of international baseball conflict. Though the FEMBA event started and ended earlier, it went into the history books post-reconciliation as "Amateur World Series XXII" while the FIBA event was known as "Amateur World Series XXI". The FEMBA Series was held in Managua, Nicaragua from November 22 through December 5.

Flag of United States United States won the event, going 10-0 to take home Gold. It was their first Gold ever in an Amateur World Series and was aided by the absence of Cuba, a member of FIBA. Rich Wortham won the finale, 1-0, in a duel of future major leaguers.

Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua went 8-2 to take home Silver. The home team featured Dennis Martinez, the final game loser to Wortham.

Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico took home Bronze at 8-2.

Flag of Colombia Colombia and Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei tied for 4th at 7-3. One of Taiwan's hurler was Shin-Ming Tan, who would be the first Taiwan native to play in the US minor leagues.

Flag of Canada Canada and Flag of Honduras Honduras tied for 6th with 4-6 records.

Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica and Flag of Guatemala Guatemala split 8th place at 3-7.

Flag of Mexico Mexico was 10th at 1-9.

Flag of Germany Germany finished last at 0-10, though they only lost 4-0 to the USA. They would not return to a Series until 2007.

Source: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman

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