1938 Amateur World Series

1938 Amateur World Series
Tournament details
Host country  Great Britain
Dates 13–20 August
Teams(from 2 continents)
Venues(in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions
   United States
Tournament statistics
Games played 5
1939

The 1938 Amateur World Series was the inaugural tournament in what is known today as the Baseball World Cup. It was contested by Great Britain and the United States over a series of five games from August 13 through August 18 in England. It was won by Great Britain.

In contrast to recent years, The USA squad wasn't composed of MLB or minor league prospects. Rather, it consisted mainly of high school and college students preparing to compete in the 1940 Olympics. The team's the manager was Les Mann. The British team was chosen from the London and Yorkshire Major Leagues and included a large number of Canadian-born players.

Participants

Venues

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1938 Amateur World Series ()
City Stadium
Liverpool Wavertree Stadium
Kingston upon Hull Old Craven Park
Manchester Spotland Stadium
Halifax The Shay
Leeds

Results

Final standings

Pos. Team W L RS RA
1  Great Britain 4 1 20 14
2  United States 1 4 14 20

Game log

August 13, 1938 Great Britain  3 – 0  United States Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool
August 15, 1938 Great Britain  8 – 6  United States Kingston upon Hull
August 17, 1938 Great Britain  0 – 5  United States Spotland Stadium, Rochdale
August 19, 1938 Great Britain  4 – 0  United States The Shay, Halifax
August 20, 1938 Great Britain  5 – 3  United States Leeds

Rosters

 Great Britain  United States
Manager:
Chummy McNeil
Manager:
Leslie Mann
Players:
Sid Bissett
Frank Cadorette
Sam Hanna
Doc Holden
Ross Kendrick
Larry Marsh
Chummy McNeil
Jack Ritchie
Ken Robinson
Irving Ruvinsky
Jerry Strong
Danny Wright
Players:
Lee Benson
George Binger
Clyde Dean
Harold Graff
Lloyd S. Johnson
Ora Lindau
John McDermott
Tommy O'Rourke
Wendell Ringland
Mike Schemer
Charles Tate
Virgil Thompson
Whitey Platt

References

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