1940 Amateur World Series

The 1940 Amateur World Series was the third Amateur World Series (AWS), an international men's amateur baseball tournament. The tournament was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (which titled it the Baseball World Cup as of the 1988 tournament). The tournament took place, for the second consecutive time, in Cuba. It was contested by seven national teams playing twelve games each from September 14 through October 6 in Havana. Cuba won its second, and second consecutive, AWS title.

1940 Amateur World Series
Tournament details
Host countryCuba
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Dates14 September – 6 October
Final positions
Champions Cuba (2nd title)
Runners-up Nicaragua
Third place United States
Fourth place Venezuela
Tournament statistics
Games played42
Most Valuable PlayerCuba Connie Marrero


Final standingsEdit

Pos. Team W L RS RA
  1   Cuba 10 2
  2 (tied)   Nicaragua 9 3
  2 (tied)   United States 9 3
4   Venezuela 5 7
5   Hawaii 5 7
6   Mexico 2 10
7   Puerto Rico 2 10


Some players of note who took part in the tournament include:

  •   Cuba
    • Connie Marrero (3-2, 1.15 ERA), winner of the tournament most valuable player award
    • Pedro Orta (.282), father of journeyman Jorge Orta
    • Nap Reyes (.297), future major league player
    • Segundo Rodriguez (.433), team batting leader
  •   Nicaragua
    • Stanley Cayasso led the tournament in hits with 19
    • Juan Manuel Vallecillo led the tournament in RBIs with 10, and tied for second with doubles 4
    • Jose Melendez had a record of 3-0
    • Jonathan Robinson (.444) led the tournament in batting average, as well as runs with 14
  •   United States
  • Hawaii


  • Bjarkman, Peter, A History of Cuban Baseball