This day in baseball: Early Cuban baseball

The first documented baseball game in Cuba took place on December 27, 1874 at Palmar de Junco.  In the contest, a team from Havana squared off against one from Mantanzas.  The game was called after seven innings, due to darkness, with Havana leading 51-9.

palmar-de-junco

Palmar de Junco in 1901 (baseballdigest.com)

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One Comment on “This day in baseball: Early Cuban baseball”

  1. wkkortas says:

    Was Minnie Minoso playing third or the outfield that day?


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