Augustine Marquetti Sets up Baseball Academy

HAVANA TIMES, Feb 27 — The legendary Cuban baseball player Marquetti Augustine opened the Miami Sharks Baseball Academy this past November in that US city and expects to consolidate it this year as a baseball academy for children, according to the website Café Fuerte.

Marquetti, 65, and his son, Augustine Jr., 33, are the main trainers at the academy, which seeks to attract children and young people from South Florida to the grounds at Tamiami Park, where they currently have 60 members.

Marquetti, one of the legends of Cuban baseball after 1959, decided to remain in the United States and regularize his immigration status under the Cuban Adjustment Act after having traveled to Miami in December 2010 invited to visit by his son.