1973 Intercontinental Cup
The 1973 Intercontinental Cup was the first Intercontinental Cup and was held from September 1 through September 8, 1973 in Rimini and Parma, Italy. It was organized by the Federación Mundial de Béisbol Amateur.
Argentina finished last among the eight entries with a 0-7 record. They were shut out four times and allowed 10 or more runs five times.
Italy tied for 4th at 4-3. Their best win came over the #3 US squad.
Japan took home the Gold with a 6-1 record, losing only to the US, 1-0. Their staff allowed more than one run in only one game (vs. Italy). H. Naito led with 8 steals while Kojiro Ikegaya led with a 0.00 ERA.
Nicaragua also was 4-3 and in fourth place.
Puerto Rico got the Silver Medal with a 5-2 record, losing only to Japan and Canada. N. Morales led the tourney with four homers and 12 RBI.
United States claimed the Bronze at 5-2, losing to Puerto Rico and Italy.