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CUBAN BASEBALL

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Cuba Loses in Rematch Game vs. Mexico at Culiacan 2017

Despite another great outing of Granma starter Lázaro Blanco, Cuba lost the semifinal match to locals Águilas de Mexicali and could not fight for the title of Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Puerto Rico. Mexican LHP Miguel Peña and Héctor D. Rodríguez combined for 8 innings, 2 hits allowed and 9 strikeouts to dominate Cuba’s […] Continue reading

The Enigma Ends: Cuba Repeats vs. Mexico in Caribbean Series Semifinals

Outstanding performance of Cuban starter Vladimir Baños, an out away from pitching a complete game, and back-to-back homers by Alfredo Despaigne and William Saavedra lead Granma Alazanes to a 4-0 victory over locals Águilas de Mexicali. Nevertheless, the Cuban shutout to the unbeaten local team was clouded by the confusion created with the TQB rule […] Continue reading

Cuba Loses to Venezuela Águilas del Zulia in 2017 Caribbean Series

Granma Alazanes could only score three runs while their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances Nothing worked for Granma Alazanes in Saturday game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series vs. Águilas del Zulia. Their amazing pitching and solid defense had poor performances and the offense was reduced to three runs. Cuban starter Fredy Asiel […] Continue reading

Culiacan 2017: Cuba Goes to Semis!

Cuba won its second game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series and classified to semifinal stage to start next Monday Granma Alazanes defeated Puerto Rican Criollos de Cagua 6×1 and guaranteed a place in the semifinals. Starter Vladimir García worked 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and an earned run, while his teammates shot 12 hits that […] Continue reading

Cuba Grabs First Game at Culiacan 2017 Caribbean Series (+photos)

Granma Alazanes got their first win in Culiacan by defeating Dominican Republic representative Tigres de Licey 4-0 in the opening game of the 2017 Caribbean Series It might come as a surprise but the champion of Cuban baseball beat the holder of ten Caribbean Series titles in game one at Culiacan, Mexico. Granma’s starter Lázaro […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball: Granma for Good Performance in Caribbean Series

The members of Granma Alazanes team promised to fight each game in the coming Caribbean Baseball Series, to be held in Culiacán, Mexico Fourth batter, Alfredo Despaigne, received at the Granma Memorial Cuban flag the team will take to the competition, which will bring together in Culiacan, Mexico, the champions of the Leagues held in […] Continue reading

Carlos Martí, Cuban Manager to World Baseball Classic

Should the Manager of the Year Award exist in Cuba, the unanimous vote of the present season would go to Carlos Martí, the leader of the surprising Granma Alazanes Carlos Martí Santos, the leader of the current champions of Cuban baseball, Granma Alazanes, leads team Cuba to the most important international events of 2017: the […] Continue reading

Cuban Baseball Team to 2017 Caribbean Series Announced

Alfredo Despaigne and other 18 players crowned as champions of the Cuban baseball make up the national team to participate in the upcoming Caribbean Series, to take place February 1 to 7 in Culiacán, Mexico Manager Carlos Martí will be accompanied by five of Granma coaches and the commissioner of the Cuban eastern province Juan […] Continue reading

Granma Alazanes, New Champions of Cuban Baseball

In an epic playoff final to conclude the 56th National Baseball Series, the Granma Sorrels swept two-time champions Ciego de Ávila to win the team’s first title in their 40 year history Rarely is a team with so much determination seen. Granma first defeated heavily favored Matanzas in the semi-finals on that club’s home field, […] Continue reading

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
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