1940 Amateur World Series
The Cuban national team took the victory with a 10-2 record, losing to the USA and Nicaragua but coming back to beat Nicaragua in the finals. Connie Marrero (3-2, 1.15) took both losses but still won the MVP award. Segundo Rodriguez hit .433 to lead the offense. Prominent names included future major leaguer Nap Reyes (.297, 5th among the Cuban position players) and Pedro Orta (.282), the father of Jorge Orta.
Nicaragua (9-3) was a strong offensive team. Jonathan Robinson led the tournament in runs (14), average (.444) and home runs (1) while Stanley Cayasso had the most hits (19) and Juan Vallecillo led in RBI (10) and tied for the most doubles (4). Leading the silver medalists' staff was Jose (Chino) Melendez (3-0, 1.31) and Leyman Sinclair (2-0, 0.00).
Also see 1940 Amateur World Series (Rosters)