Havana's Forgotten Baseball Team Played A Key Role In U.S.-Cuba Relations Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 April 2016

HavanaHavana’s Forgotten Baseball Team Played A Key Role In U.S.-Cuba Relations

An article by Travis Waldron at Huffington Sports

When President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting American president to visitCuba since 1928 next week, the venue where he will take the next major step toward rebuilding ties will be the same place where the countries’ relationship melted down nearly six decades ago.

Naturally, it’s a baseball stadium.

The Estadio Latinoamericano, which will host a Tuesday evening game between Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays and the once-vaunted Cuban national team (with Obama in attendance), was once home to a long-forgotten relic of Cuban and American baseball history: the Havana Sugar Kings, the first, and only, Cuban club to reach the Triple-A level of MLB’s minor leagues.

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