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Cuba's Alfredo Despaigne Hits Glorious Championship Series Extra Innings Homer, Gloriously Admires It

Alfredo Despaigne is still watching the home run he hit in Cuba last night.
Joseph Swide
1.19.17
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La Pelota: Photos from Cuba's Serie Nacional

A visual journey through Cuba's one-of-a-kind baseball league, Serie Nacional, reveals a sporting culture previously unseen by nearly the entire world.
Joseph Swide
3.12.15
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The Cuba Diaries: The Last Days of the Caribbean Derek Jeter, Carlos Tabares

Time is running out in the remarkable career of Havana Industriales outfielder Carlos Tabares, considered by many the Derek Jeter of Cuba.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
2.25.15
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The Cuba Diaries: Capitalism and Soccer In the Land of Baseball and Communism

Can soccer become the next generation's sport in Cuba? As with everything else in Cuba, it's perhaps just a matter of time.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
2.18.15
cuba

The Cuba Diaries: A 56-Year-Old Batboy Shares His Story

Adult batboys are something of a norm in Cuban baseball, and the elder statesman of the bunch has led a life that's more literary than athletic.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
2.11.15
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The Cubans Are Coming: When and How Will Improved Relations Bring More Cuban Athletes to the U.S.?

An influx of talent could soon arrive in American professional leagues thanks to thawing tensions.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
12.18.14
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Yasmani Tomas, the Next Cuban MLB Star, Is Already a Legend

Yasmani Tomas will likely sign the biggest MLB contract of any Cuban exile ever, but if his legend holds up, he'll soon be worth much more.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
11.10.14