Cuba’s Jr. Baseball Team Wins 4th Straight vs. Canada

Cuba under-18 team. Photo/archive: cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — ??The Cuban under-18 baseball team defeated its Canadian rival by a score of 11-1 at the Palmar de Junco Stadium in Matanzas on Monday. It has now has won the first four games of an eight game exhibition series.

According to Prensa Latina, the Cubans errorless string in the first three games was marred by two in game four.

Leading the batting for the Cubans was Robert Moirán who hit 4-3, including a home run and five RBIs.

The Canadian team arrived in the island on July 3, to develop these preparatory meetings with the Cuban team, which finished third at the 2013 Taipei World Cup.


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  • In 2006 an international baseball tournament was held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The organizer was a baseball enthusiast Ron Hayter at that time a member of the City Council. The day following the arrival of the Cuban team, four of them defected. The very next day when in his office Ron Hayter received a personal telephone call from then President of Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz.
    Castro remonstrated with Hayter about the defection to which Hayter responded that Canadian law protected political refugees and that the selection of the Cuban team had been the responsibility of the Cuban authorities, not himself.
    President Fidel Castro Ruz hung up!
    In 2012, Hayter was the organiser of a female international basketball tournament. The day following arrival one member of the team defected and two days later, two more. Ron Hayter awaited a call from little brother President Raul Castro Ruz, but heard nothing.

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