1938 Baseball World Cup
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1938 Baseball World Cup
1938 Amateur World Series
Tournament details
Host country  Great Britain
Teams 2 (from 2 continents)
Venues 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 Great Britain
Silver medal world centered.svg
 United States
Tournament statistics
Games played 5

The 1938 Amateur World Series was the inaugural tournament in what was later known 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 later years, the USA national squad was not composed of minor league players, who are by definition not amateurs. Rather, it consisted mainly of high school and college students preparing to compete in the 1940 Olympics (which eventually never actually occurred due to the Second World War). 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.




1938 Amateur World Series
Champion Runners-Up

United Kingdom
1st award

United States
1st award

Final standings

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

Game log

August 15, 1938 Great Britain  8 – 6  United States Kingston upon Hull
August 19, 1938 Great Britain  4 – 0  United States The Shay, Halifax
August 20, 1938 Great Britain  5 – 3  United States Leeds


 Great Britain  United States
Chummy McNeil
Leslie Mann
Sid Bissett
Frank Cadorette
Sam Hanna
Doc Holden
Ross Kendrick
Larry Marsh
Chummy McNeil
Jack Ritchie
Ken Robinson
Irving Ruvinsky
Jerry Strong
Danny Wright
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


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  • "1938 Amateur World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.

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