Higinio Vélez 1947-2021 Cuban Baseball President

Holding the title of president seems to be inherently polarizing. Higinio Veléz held the title of president of the Cuban baseball federation from 2008 until his passing May 12th, 2021. Veléz was definitely polarizing. I met Higinio in passing multiple… Continue Reading

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Yosvani Alarcón Las Tunas Through My Lens

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Juan Carlos Torriente of Industriales Through My Lens

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Being Frank About Cuban Baseball

The Baseball fan base more than most sports connects and polarizes around debate. Debating eras, teams, players, rules and transactions is a huge part of the baseball zeitgeist. My foray into the Cuban baseball world mirrors this, even if I… Continue Reading

Alexander Malleta Through My Lens

Alexander Malleta with Phil Selig

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the good… Continue Reading

Frederich Cepeda Through My Lens

Frederich Cepeda with Team Cuba

Before I began capturing video and writing about Cuban baseball, my photos connected me with the Cuban baseball community. Some of my early photos were the first to circulate as the internet was in it’s naissance. I have had the… Continue Reading

Granma Alazanes 2021 Champions of Cuban Baseball

Granma Alazanes Main Logo

The 60th Cuban National Series of baseball wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. The Granma Alazanes 2021 Champions of Cuban baseball claimed their third title in five seasons. Granma seized a 3-1 series lead. After a harrowing Game five loss and… Continue Reading

Cuban National Series Baseball History: 1961 to Present

Cuban Pro Baseball League Poster

Baseball’s roots in Cuba can be traced back as far as 1864. Cuban students returning from studying in America brought the game with them. The first official game was in 1874 at Palmar de Junco in Matanzas. The site is… Continue Reading

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Baseball in Cuba:Comparing to MLB: Apples to Naranjas

ndustriales of Havana are the New York Yankees. Playing in the biggest markets in the grandest cathedrals of stadiums. They both fly the most championship banners in their respective leagues. Industriales and the Yankees are made to be loved or hated. They leverage their big market status. Because of this even if they aren’t the most competitive they’re usually the most relevant. Continue Reading