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A party for the guests

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Happy with the result and in a good mood, Panamanian manager Manuel Rodríguez, said that this Caribbean Series was a party for the guests, referring to the fact that his team and Cuba’s, which met in the final, attended by invitation.

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Cuban Baseball Federation and MLB reach historic agreement

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“Today is a happy day for Cuban baseball, for the world, the people of Cuba and the United States,” stated Higinio Vélez Carrión, president of the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB), referring to the agreement to allow Cuban players to sign with the Major Leagues.

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Roel Santos: I never give up or tire

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Just as happened to Alfredo Despaigne in Santiago de Cuba, Roel Santos was rejected at the provincial sports academy for being “too small,” despite some spectacular fielding in his debut for the school team. The “problem” of his size to one side, the young boy who a year before, at the age of nine, was brought by community sports facilitator Juan Luis Yuri to the Academy in the neighborhood of Miramar, shone on the field.

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Cuban pitching needs improvement

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Since its emergence in the second half of the 19th century, baseball has featured nine positions, of which one is considered to be the most important of all: the pitcher.

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Six Cuban baseball players to feature in Can-Am League

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Yurisbel Gracial, Lázaro Blanco, Miguel Lahera, Alexander Ayala, Julio Pablo Martínez and Yordan Manduley will join the ranks of teams from the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am) League, which kicks off May 8 through the first week of September, as part of a collaborative initiative between the Cuban Baseball Federation and the aforementioned organization.

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Baseball spoken here

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Baseball spoken here. This has been the World Classic’s slogan since its emergence in 2006. Ten years later, it serves us well: two languages, a single idiom, interpreted perfectly on the diamond by those who live every strike, every catch, every homerun; and suffer after every error, every strike-out.

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Víctor Mesa will lead Cuban team against Tampa Bay Rays

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The Cuban Baseball Federation has announced that Víctor Mesa Martínez will lead the national team this coming March 22 against the Tampa Bay Rays from the U.S. major leagues.

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55th National Baseball Series underway

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Miracles do exist and proof was the fact that just a few drops of rain fell over Ciego de Ávila this Sunday, despite forecasts of strong winds and rain for the inauguration of this 55th National Baseball Series. With a game to meet expectations, the balls and strikes returned to the home field of the Tigers, the current champions of the series, who saw their first victory (5-1) against Isla de la Juventud.

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Cuba Defeats Holland 4-1 in Rotterdam

Yadier Pedroso pitched a complete game to lead Cuba over Holland.

Coming off an embarrassing loss to Curacao on Friday, Cuba defeated the much tougher host Holland team on Sunday, by a score of 4-1 at the World Port Baseball Tournament in Rotterdam. Yadier Pedroso pitched a complete game allowing scattering five hits and striking out nine. He lost a shutout bid when Holland scored a lone run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

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The Gold is Mine (+Photos)

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One had to be there to see it: A sea of people on the streets despite the heat, the strong sunlight and the long wait to welcome the baseball team. After a tour through several municipalities of the province the team of Alfonso Urquiola returned to Pinar del Rio where tens of thousands were awaiting to thank him for the dream come true of being champions again. One by one went up the stage: Lorenzo Quintana, David Castillo, Vladimir Baños, Norlis Concepción, Yosvani Torres, Yovani Peraza… all of them full of joy, waving the people and dancing with good reggeaton.