• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING SUCCESSES FOR THE UNITED STATES AT THIS YEAR'S PAN-AMERICAN GAMES IN WINNIPEG CAME ON SATURDAY NIGHT (5 AUGUST) WHEN THEY BEST CUBA 2-1 TO WIN THE BASEBALL TITLE.

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    ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING SUCCESSES FOR THE UNITED STATES AT THIS YEAR'S PAN-AMERICAN GAMES IN WINNIPEG CAME ON SATURDAY NIGHT (5 AUGUST) WHEN THEY BEST CUBA 2-1 TO WIN THE BASEBALL TITLE. INCREDIBLY, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE AMERICANS HAD WON THE GOLD IN THEIR NATIONAL GAME.

    RIVALRY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES ON THE BASEBALL FIELD WAS INTENSE. THE UNITED STATES WON THE FIRST GAME OF THE SERIES BUT CUBA CAME BACK TO TAKE THE SECOND GAME SEVEN RUNS TO FIVE.

    IT REQUIRED THE SUPERB PITCHING OF RAY BLOSSE IN THE DECISIVE THIRD PLAYOFF GAME FOR THE AMERICAN TEAM TO MAKE SURE OF THE GOLD.

    FOLLOWING THEIR WIN CUBA ANNOUNCED IT WAS WITHDRAWING FROM THE AMERICAS TEAM TO MEET EUROPE IN THE TWO-DAY TRACK-AND-FIELD MATCH IN MONTREAL ON AUGUST 9 AND 10.

    MR. DAN FERRIS, CHAIRMAN OF EXPO 67'S TRACK-AND-FIELD SELECTION COMMITTEE SAID HE HAD RECEIVED A LETTER SIGNED BY RICARDO PEREZ, THE CUBAN DELEGATE, ANNOUNCING THE WITHDRAWAL.

    HE DID NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS FOR THE CUBAN WITHDRAWAL BUT INDICATED THAT IT WAS BECAUSE THEY OBJECTED TO THE UNITED STATES' DOMINATION OF THE AMERICAS TEAM - 23 OUT OF THE FIRST 41 ATHLETES TO BE CHOSEN.

    FOR THE UNITED STATES, THEIR BASEBALL GOLD REPRESENTED JUST ONE OF THE 120 THEY AMASSED DURING THE 15-DAY GAMES WHICH ENDED ON SUNDAY. THIS TOTAL, EQUALLED THEIR BEST PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE AT CHICAGO IN 1959.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA15J4HI4Q8UOO93E2I8EZ1Y07L
    Media URN:
    VLVA15J4HI4Q8UOO93E2I8EZ1Y07L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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