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Cuban Baseball: The Grand Final Starts Today Between Ciego de Ávila and Granma

The grand final of the 56th Cuban Baseball Championship will begin today Havana.- The grand final of the 56th Cuban Baseball Championship will begin today at 7:15 pm at José Ramón Cepero stadium, in the city of Ciego de Ávila, between the host squad and Granma, who will face each other for the first time in a final playoff.

For the third consecutive time Ciego de Ávila, current champions, will fight for the crown of the national pastime after defeating 4-2 Villa Clara, who finished fourth.

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Granma Beat Matanzas 11-3 in Baseball Semi-finals

Granma appears ahead 2-1 over Matanzas in one of the semifinal playoffs of the 56th NBSHavana.- After winning 11-3 the game suspended by rain on Sunday, Granma appears ahead 2-1 over Matanzas in one of the semifinal playoffs of the 56th Cuban National Baseball Series.

Thus, the team coached by the experienced Carlos Martí advanced another step in search of the grand final, stage they would reach for the first time, as their best historical result was achieved in the season 1988-89 when they won the bronze medal.

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Defending Champion Confortable in Semifinals after Two Wins

Outfielder Edilse Silva offensively highlighted.Havana.- The possibility of fighting again for the crown of Cuban baseball for the third consecutive time is increasingly close to Ciego de Ávila after beating 9-6 Villa Clara in their second postseason game.

This was the second win of the current champions; they won 10-4 on Wednesday, which puts them in an advantageous position before travelling to Augusto César Sandino Park, where, from Saturday, they will face Villa Clara thrice if necessary.

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56th National Baseball Series: Brimming with passion!

Four teams, the survivors after a long 90-game season, are vying for the ultimate title of Cuba’s national sport: that of the 56th edition of the National Baseball Series. Twelve squads failed to make the cut, including historic teams such as Industriales and Pinar del Río.

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Matanzas Take the Record to 70 Wins in Cuban Baseball

Matanzas sets record of 70 wins in Cuban baseballHavana.- Matanzas finished on fire the qualifying stage of the 56th Cuban National Baseball Series when sweeping Ciego de Ávila, achieving thus its 70th win of the season, record for competitions of 90 games.

The Crocodiles added their ninth consecutive win when beating 4-3 the current domestic monarchs, who totaled 56 wins and 34 losses.

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Fidel Castro y su legado en el béisbol cubano (+Audio)

La sorpresiva presencia del Primer Ministro del Gobierno Revolucionario doctor Fidel Castro en la inauguración del Campeonato regional de baseball amateur en el Stadium Latinoamericano dio más entusiasmo y colorido al acto ofrecido el domingo 17 de diciembre de 1961 (2016-12-17 06:11:39) Continue reading

Cuba: Fidel Castro Was Always Concerned about Sports

Escambray reproduces the opinions of some outstanding sport personalities who tells  thier own experinces with the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Right fielder and former member of Cuban baseball team Luís Giraldo Casanova considered the recently deceased leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as the best sponsor of sports in Cuba. […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro Always Had Strong Links with Sports

Fidel Castro always had strong links with sportsRight fielder and former member of Cuban baseball team Luís Giraldo Casanova considered the recently deceased leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as the best sponsor of sports in Cuba.

Casanova recalled Fidel's concern for the development of all sporting disciplines and his eagerness for baseball victories.

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The Great Slugger of Cuban Baseball

Tributes from the nation’s sporting community in recognition of Fidel's unconditional support to the movement November 26, the entire island received the news of the passing of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, with great sadness. Tributes from the nation's sporting community in recognition of his unconditional support to the movement immediately started to arrive.

One such came from Cocodrilos de Matanzas manager, Víctor Mesa, a man for which Fidel expressed great affection. "I was by his side for a long time and now I feel sad, very sad, its one of the hardest pieces of news we have received in recent years, I'm sure that it hit every member of Cuba's sporting family very hard," stated Villa Clara's former star central fielder.

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