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Baseball at the 1959 Pan American Games

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Baseball at the 1959 Pan American Games

The 1959 Pan American Games were the first Pan American Games held in the USA and the third ever. They were held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL from August 27 through September 7. They were the only Pan Am Games (through 2011) won by Venezuela.

Luis Penalver, about to embark on a 19-year minor league career, mostly in AAA.

Carlos Pizarro had the most hits (12). R. Vazquez led in RBI (10) and tied for the home run lead with 2.

Lou Brock was 1 for 10.

Pedro Chavez was 5 for 9.

Mauro Ruiz went 2-0, the only non-Venezuelan to post that record.

Brazil pulled up the rear, losing all six of their games.

Final standing

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