The 2015-2016 Cuban baseball season came to end on Sunday with Ciego de Avila winning game seven of the championship series 8-0 over Pinar del Rio. Ciego repeated as the league champions.
A spectacular comeback by Pinar del Rio set the stage for game seven of the Cuban baseball league finals today in Ciego de Avila. The probable starting pitchers are right-handers Erlis Casanova for Pinar y Dachel Duquesne for Ciego de Avila.
The Cuban baseball league best-of-seven finals shifts to Pinar del Rio on Sunday with the hosts down 2-0 to the defending champion Ciego de Avila. On Thursday, Ciego won 2-1 in a 13-inning pitching duel.
The semifinals of the Cuban baseball playoffs are in full swing with Matanzas holding a 2-1 lead over Pinar del Rio while the defending champion Ciego de Avila holds a 2-0 lead over Havana’s Industriales.
On Tuesday March 22nd, a freshly renovated Latinoamericano Stadium hosted the Tampa Bay Rays for an exhibition game against Team Cuba, with the assistance of presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, giving the game an even greater historical connotation. (36 photos)
It was a historic day at Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium on Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Rays playing the Cuban national team in an exhibition game with presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro among the 50,000 strong audience.
The awaited exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Team Cuba takes place shortly after 2:00 p.m this afternoon at Havana’s Latinoamericano Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Rays and their delegation arrived on two flights Sunday afternoon and evening to Havana, the same day as US President Obama. The first Major League Baseball team to play in Cuba since 1999 will face the Cuban national team on Tuesday March 22 at 1:50 p.m. local time. Photo is of the Cuban player Dayron Robles embracing his niece.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced their roster of 34 players traveling to Cuba of which 28 will face the Cuban national team this coming March 22 at the Latinoamericano stadium in Havana, in the presence of US President Barack Obama and his counterpart, Raul Castro.
Four glories of baseball of all time, the celebrated former shortstop of the Yankees Derek Jeter, manager Joe Torre and Cubans Luis Tiant and Jose Cardenal, will be the special guests of Major League Baseball (MLB) at the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the national team of Cuba, on March 22 at the Latinoamericano stadium in Havana.