1971 Amateur World Series
Cuba steamrolled over the competition, as the home team went 9-0 for the Gold Medal. An All-Star team from all the other countries faced Cuba for a finale, but Cuba crushed them as well, 6-0, with a 2-hit shutout by José Antonio Huelga. Servio Borges managed the team, which allowed only 4 runs in 9 games while scoring 66. Rodolfo Puente (.429) led the event in average and was named MVP. Elpidio Mancebo (.382) led all players with 12 runs. The mound corps was led by Santiago Mederos (2-0, 0.00), Roberto Valdes (1-0, 0.00), Antonio Jimenez (2-0, 0.51), Oscar Romero (2-0, 0.53) and Huelga (2-0, 0.75).
Colombia had one of its best tourneys, winning Silver with a 7-2 record. Luis Escobar tied for the home run lead (2), Luis Gaviria tied for the triple lead (2) and future major leaguer Orlando Ramirez led in steals (7). Nelson Garcia threw the third no-hitter in Series history, blanking Italy.
Nicaragua took home Bronze at 6-3 despite being one of two teams to not have a player lead the event in a major category.
Dominican Republic and Canada tied for 6th at 4-5. Canada's Rick Cruise tied for the most homers (2), while Dominican Ramon Greene tied for the lead in both doubles (5) and triples (2). The Dominicans were managed by Julián Javier.
See also 1971 Amateur World Series (Rosters)