Cubans’ Embrace Of Baseball Is About Culture And Opportunity

Cubans’ Embrace Of Baseball Is About Culture And Opportunity

Cuban baseball players’ contributions to the U.S. major league baseball (MLB) defies explanation. The island nation’s phenomenal success in baseball starts for Cubans at an early age. In Havana, atop roofs and through chain-linked fences, a dozen spectators – half of them mothers – typically gather to watch and cheer as their young boys, mostly … Read more

Cuban Baseball Players’ Impact on MLB

Cuban Baseball Players’ Impact on MLB

José D. Fernández’s death in a boating accident near a rocky Miami Beach inlet on September 25, 2016 highlighted the huge impact Cuban baseball players are making in Major League Baseball (MLB). Fernández was a professional baseball pitcher who came to the U.S. from Cuba just years before his baseball career started. He played for … Read more