1942 Amateur World Series

The 1942 Amateur World Series was the fifth edition of the 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 fourth consecutive time, in Cuba. It was contested by four national teams playing twelve games each from September 26 through October 20 in Havana. Cuba won its third AWS title.

1942 Amateur World Series
Tournament details
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Dates26 September – 20 October
Final positions
Champions Cuba (3rd title)
Runner-up Dominican Republic
Third place Venezuela
Fourth place Mexico
Tournament statistics
Games played30*
MVPCuba Andrés Fleitas

There was a noticeably lower participation of teams as the effects of World War II started to be felt in the Pacific. The United States withdrew and forfeited their last four games. Therefore, the number of games contested, as opposed to slated, was actually 26.

Final standings edit

Pos. Team W  L
1   Cuba 10   2
2   Dominican Republic     9   3
3   Venezuela   7   5
4   Mexico   3   9
5   United States   1 11

Notes edit

Sources edit

  • Bjarkman, Peter C., 2005. Diamonds Around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-32268-6