1973 Intercontinental Cup

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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.

Flag of Argentina 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.

Flag of Canada Canada tied for 4th at 4-3. Doug Simon led the event with 8 runs while Phil Lepage led with four doubles. They beat Puerto Rico, which finished second.

Flag of Italy Italy tied for 4th at 4-3. Their best win came over the #3 US squad.

Flag of Japan 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.

Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua also was 4-3 and in fourth place.

Flag of Puerto Rico 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.

Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei went just 1-6 to finish 7th, their lone win over Argentina. Shin-Ming Tan was on the team.

Flag of United States United States claimed the Bronze at 5-2, losing to Puerto Rico and Italy.

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