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The 1974 Central American and Caribbean Games were held from February 27 through March 12, 1974, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Flag of Cuba Cuba went 9-1 to take home Gold. Servio Borges managed the team, which had numerous stars. Rodolfo Puente led the Games in average (.500), Agustín Marquetti tied for the double lead (4), Armando Capiró led in RBI (15) and triples (3) and Juan Pérez Pérez was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA to lead in wins and ERA. Wilfredo Sánchez tied for the most steals with 4.

Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic won Silver with a 8-2 record under manager Rafael Luis López. Alberto Lois led in hits (20) and runs (13) and tied for the homer lead (1). Jose Guerrero tied for the double lead (4). Silvio Martinez) led in strikeouts (29). Also on the team was Alex Taveras.

Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico placed third at 6-4 but was the only team to beat Cuba. Efrain Maldonado and Angel Lopez tied for the most homers (1) while Hector Flores tied for the most wins (3).

Flag of Venezuela Venezuela was 4th at 4-5. J. Hernandez and P. Avila tied for the most swipes (4).

Flag of El Salvador El Salvador was 5th at 1-8.

Flag of United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands were last at 1-9.

Source: A History of Cuban Baseball by Peter Bjarkman

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