1951 Pan American Games
The 1951 Pan American Games were the first Pan American Games. They were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from February 27 through March 6. Attendance was at least 4,000 for each contest with 8,000 turning out for the US-Cuba match.
Cuba went 6-1 to win the first of many Golds in the event. Juan Izaguirre tied for the most hits (13) while Angel Scull led in home runs (3, tied), RBI (14) and steals (4). Juan Ravelo (1-0) led in ERA (0.00). The tournament went down to the last game, in which Cuba beat the USA 8-1; both teams had come in with 5-1 records.
United States took Silver, despite sending the Wake Forest University team instead of a group of college All-Stars. Frank Wehner led the event with 13 runs and tied for the most homers, 3. Stanley Johnson led in record (3-0), strikeouts (25) and innings (30).
Colombia was 6th at 3-4.
Brazil was 7th at 1-6.
Argentina was last at 0-7.
Also see 1951 Pan American Games (Rosters)