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53 SNB

Pinar del Rio is the New Champion of Cuban Baseball

Pinar del Rio was crowned as champion of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season in the Victoria Giron Park, by beating Matanzas 9-6 in the 6th game of the Great Final held between these two teams from the Western region.With 3-2 record, the Green Wolves forgot about their visitor condition and defeated Crocodiles, who were […] Continue reading

Play-off: Conferencia de prensa a medias (+fotos)

Quizás en la más occidental de las provincias cubanas todo fue fiesta y jolgorio anoche. El equipo de casa dio un paso importante en sus aspiraciones de coronarse teniendo como héroes al abridor que buscaba hacer méritos en este play-off y a su noveno hombre en la alineación. Vladimir Baños y Luis Alberto Valdés permitieron […] Continue reading

2014 Great Final: Crocodiles Smoke

Masters in their swamp, Crocodiles bit first in the final play-off of the 53rd Cuban Baseball Series, after nine enjoyable innings that led to a final 5×3 score, with alternate assaults, and an embellished ending with the possibility of a tie Cuban Baseball: Matanzas Nailed its Flag into the Final …And the Warrior Stood Cuban Baseball: […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Matanzas Nailed its Flag into the Final

There’s going to be a new champ! Crocodiles peeled the orange in the Sandino Stadium, unleashing hell with 13 runs and 22 hits before five host hurlers. Villa Clara surprised everyone with the starter Luis Borroto; still with velocity in his throws, but lacking the poisonous curve that took him to the stars a few [...] Continue reading

Ismel y la ilusión villaclareña

El lanzador espirituano ha sido el protagonista del picheo naranja tras la ausencia de su principal carta de triunfo Luego del incidente del pasado 17 de febrero entre las novenas de Villa Clara y Matanzas, nadie duda de que el más perjudicado con las sanciones impuestas resultara el actual campeón de la pelota cubana. Entre [...] Continue reading

El juego del domingo

El Capitán San Luis, de la más occidental de las provincias cubanas, fue testigo del primer choque entre dos de las novenas llamadas a discutir el título de la 53 SNB. Aunque fueron cuatro y no una las subseries celebradas el pasado domingo, la mayoría de nosotros, por razones obvias, puso los ojos sobre la [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Pinar and Santiago, Two Sides of the Same Coin

Reinforcements apart, teams of Pinar del Rio and Santiago de Cuba had enough history and bravery to get to semi-finals and fight for the championship of the present tourney. However, since the 52nd version of the national classics, the so-called “foreigners” play an important role on their new squads moving on till the end, and [...] Continue reading

Showtime for Reinforcements in Cuban Baseball

Six games are still pending to define the final positions of the best eight teams of the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Series, and the order to choose the reinforcements. Industriales and Villa Clara will celebrate three unfinished encounters vs. Las Tunas, Granma, Mayabeque, Matanzas and Pinar del Rio to complete the 45 game-schedule. So far, [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: an Inside Look at Sancti Spiritus

When the 53rd Cuban Series ends on Sunday its qualifying stage, Sancti Spiritus baseball club, known as Los Gallos (Roosters), will be writing one of its most sad pages in history. However, not everyone is aware of that and assume the same indifference with which they went to the field many times. Escambray invited the [...] Continue reading

Cuban baseball: Sancti Spiritus-Camaguey in the Candido Gonzalez Park

Sancti Spiritus faces Camaguey as the 13th subseries start this Friday with a tough fight for many teams involved in qualification and in crumbling to the top of the 53rd Cuban Baseball Season general standings. Roosters, placed last with an 11-25 record, have lost seven series in a row to Cienfuegos (1-2), Santiago de Cuba [...] Continue reading

Aragón: no desmayar mientras estemos vivos

A pesar de que los números juegan en su contra, el mánager espirituano prefiere no rendirse. Pendientes de las matemáticas y aferrados a ella andan los Gallos por estos días. Una inusual reacción ante Matanzas en el último encuentro hizo pensar que el desgano tiene remedio. Pero Sancti Spíritus precisa más que una rebelión ocasional. [...] Continue reading

The Strange Case of Sancti Spiritus Roosters

The 53 Cuban Baseball National Season got to game 24 last Tuesday, and Sancti Spiritus Roosters are placed at the bottom of the general standings with an 8-16 record. Despite coming from behind a 0-7 first inning score vs. Matanzas, in the final confrontation between the two teams, the club from the central province of [...] Continue reading

Baseball: Roosters Wander Aimlessly in Cuban Championship

Sancti Spiritus Roosters lost their 4th subseries in the 53 Cuban Baseball National Season when Mayabeque beat them 1×0 on Monday game. When the team from the Yayabo village got the three-game confrontation vs. Industriales Blue Lions, everyone in the Cuban central province seemed to think Roosters would get back on the road; and the [...] Continue reading

Cuban baseball: Roosters and Wolves to Play in Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus and Pinar del Rio baseball clubs start their Monday to Wednesday subseries in the Jose Antonio Huelga park at 7:15 pm. After being swept by current champions of the Cuban baseball, Sancti Spiritus Roosters are to face Pinar del Rio, which also lost all of its three last games vs. Industriales Blue Lions. [...] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Sancti Spiritus Club Ready for Upcoming Season

A highly renovated team will be the presentation card of  Sancti Spiritus Roosters in the upcoming 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season. Eight newcomers will prove themselves in a squad led by Yunier Mendoza and driven by men with national and international experience such as Frederich Cepeda, Eriel Sanchez and Ismel Jimenez. The men behind the [...] Continue reading

53rd Cuban Baseball Season: Roosters Open vs. Indians

Far away from their home, in the Nguyen Van Troi park, the baseball players from Sancti Spiritus will start the 53rd Cuban Baseball National Season facing Guantanamo’s Indians on Nov. 3. According to the schedule released last week,  Sancti Spiritus Roosters‘ second series will take them to Santa Clara, where they will confront the current [...] Continue reading

Beginning of Cuban Baseball 53rd Series Confirmed for Nov. 3

The 53rd Cuban Baseball Series will begin on Nov. 3 in the central city of Santa Clara, 206 km east of the capital, the Baseball National Federation confirmed last Wednesday. The official inauguration will be held at the Augusto Cesar Sandino stadium with a duel between the reigning champion, Villa Clara and runner-up Matanzas. However, [...] Continue reading
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