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Cuba Announces Baseball Game for the Blind

A baseball match for the visually impaired will be held between teams from Cuba and Italy during the second half of November, which will be the first international event of this type involving Cuban athletes. Cuban blind people first practiced this sport in 2000 with Italian teachers Alfredo Mellit and Patricia Bombardieris, twelve years before […] Continue reading

Frederich Cepeda: From Japan to Colombia, and from Colombia to the OR

Outstanding baseball player Frederich Cepeda had to return from Colombia in order to undergo surgery on his right knee   Sancti Spiritus outstanding baseball player Frederich Cepeda underwent surgery on his right knee at Havana’s Frank País Orthodepic Complex. In a telephone interview with Escambray he said he was feeling well after the surgery received […] Continue reading

Yulieski Gurriel-NPB: Disrespect out of the Equation

Cuban baseball player Yulieski Gourriel denied having disrespected the contract with the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars club, of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) League. In statements to Trabajadores newspaper, Gourriel said he was never properly informed about the date of his return to the team with which he played on Japanese soil last year. They […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Ismel Jimenez Signs with Professional Canadian Team

Four Cuban baseball players will play this Season in the Canadian Independent League Baseball (Can-Am), including Yunieski Gourriel, who repeated with Les Capitales de Quebec. Besides Yunieski, shortstop Yordán Manduley, outfielder Alexei Bell, and pitcher Ismel Jiménez were also hired, published the website of Radio Angulo, in the eastern province of Holguin. Four Cuban baseball […] Continue reading

BayStars Cancelled Contract with Cuban Yulieski Gourriel

Yokohama BayStars General Manager Shigeru Takada revealed on Thursday that the club has informed infielder Yulieski Gourriel’s contract has been canceled. Gourriel was scheduled to arrive in Japan at the end of March following the conclusion of Cuba’s domestic Season, but has cited a thigh injury as his reason for not arriving on time. According […] Continue reading

Frederich Cepeda on the Caribbean Series: the True Hero was the Team

Sancti Spiritus outfielder Frederich Cepeda, who is considered one of the best Cuban baseball players ever, was interviewed by Escambray, upon his return from the Caribbean Series, where his performance was key factor for the victory of the team. “I already said I didn’t play to be the hero. The game just kept placing the […] Continue reading

Cuba Winner of Caribbean Baseball Series

Cuban Baseball Team Los Vegueros de Pinar del Rio became the champions of the Caribbean Series this Sunday, with the 3-2 defeat over Tomateros de Culiacán, in the tournament final. Yulieski Gourriel hit a solo homer in the top of the eighth for the run that gave Cuba a surprise victory in the Caribbean Series […] Continue reading

Cuba Beats Venezuela, Competes for Title in Caribbean Series Final (+photos)

Frederich Cepeda went 4 for 4 and drove in five runs, leading Cuba over Venezuela 8-4 Saturday night and into the championship game of the Caribbean Series. Cuba will play Mexico for the title. The Cubans had won only one previous game in this tournament going into this semfinal while Venezuela had been undefeated. Cepeda, […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Faces Intense Competition Year

Cuban baseball shall have an intense competitive schedule in the international arena during 2015, specially the Caribbean Series, the Pan American Games and the Premier 12 tournament. Heriberto Suárez, national commissioner of the discipline, confirmed yesterday at Mesa Redonda TV program the purpose of Cuba to win the title in the Caribbean baseball classic, scheduled […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Star Game to be Held this Weekend

Pitchers like Norge Luis Ruiz, Ismel Jimenez and Freddy Asiel Alvarez, and field players like Lourdes Yunielkis Gourriel will be present at the  Star Game of the 54th National Championship on December 28. Norge Luis Ruiz and Yunielkis Gouriiel led the votes, starting with Ruis, who got 2,585 votes while Gourriel got 2,454. Both played […] Continue reading

Cuba Winner of CACG Baseball

Cuba’s national team won the gold medal in baseball of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, defeating Nicaragua 9-3 slate Cuba once again demonstrated its regional hegemony in baseball, getting his fifteenth golden metal, in exchange of a silver and a bronze, for a total of 17 medals in the history of […] Continue reading

Matanzas, Ciego de Avila Leaders of National Baseball Championship

Matanzas beat 6-3 Las Tunas to achieve its fifth win in a row and tied on top of the standings of Cuban baseball championship with Ciego de Avila, which lost to Granma. The lefty Yoanni Yera allowed seven hits and two earned runs in five innings to reach his fourth win of the season, backed […] Continue reading

Ciego de Avila Tops Cuban Baseball after Four Subseries

Ciego de Avila is the leader of the 54th Cuban Baseball National Series (54 SNB in Spanish) with a 9-3 record. After 12 games, the Tigers from the Cuban central province of Ciego de Avila top the standings of the 54 SNB after recovering from the two initial defeats vs. Sancti Spiritus. Roger Machado’s team, […] Continue reading

Surprises Round the 54th Cuban Baseball Season

Industriales Blue Lions are the leaders of the 54th Cuban Baseball Season (SNB, for its Spanish acronym) with a 6-0 record and sweeps of Mayabeque and Santiago de Cuba. After two subseries, the 54 SNB is full of surprising facts: two sweeps by Industriales, four losses of the current champion, Pinar del Rio, and the […] Continue reading

First Subseries of 54th Cuban Baseball Season Ended

The 54th Cuban Baseball Season (SNB for its Spanish acronym) kicked off last Sunday with the game between current champion and runner up, Pinar del Rio and Matanzas. The first subseries of the 54 SNB ended with Las Tunas as the only undefeated squad, and Sancti Spiritus and Guantanamo winning their three-game confrontation vs. Ciego […] Continue reading

Sub-23: Ganan Matanzas y Pinar. A un juego del líder Artemisa

Sub-23: Ganan Matanzas y Pinar. A un juego del líder Artemisa
Con un rally de cinco carreras en el mismo inicio del partido, los jóvenes Cocodrilos de la Sub-23, vencieron este martes a Isla de la Juventud 8 carreras por 3. Con este triunfo se colocan a solo un juego del líder del Grupo A de la primera Serie Nacional de la categoría, Artemisa, que cayó frente a la tropa pativerde, 5x4.

Los dirigidos por Arlex Vázquez hicieron funcionar los maderos en el estadio Victoria de Girón y pegaron 12 imparables, con destaque para el jovencito Omar Estévez, quién bateó de 4-2, un jonrón, tres impulsadas y dos anotadas. También sobresalió el receptor Onel Vega, de 5-3, entre ellos un doble y tres impulsadas.

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Cuba Scores Second Victory over US Collegiate Baseball Team

A superb performance by left-handed pitcher Julio Alfredo Martínez gave Cuba its second win in the five-game match versus the US Collegiate Team, that recently won a major tournament in Nederland. Cuba won on Wednesday the first game 4-3, breaking a negative 5 loss streak against the US teams in friendly matches, and Martinez led […] Continue reading

Sancti Spiritus Yuniesky Gourriel Plays for Les Capitales

Since last July 10th, Yunieski Gourriel is in Canada, where he joined Les Capitales de Québec.Without the media coverage around the incorporation of Frederich Cepeda, Yulieski Gourriel and Alfredo Despaigne to Asia baseball teams, the eldest of the Gourriel family was also hired to play abroad. According to information released by, the agreement was […] Continue reading
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