Cuba drifts back to Cardenas - Baseball Forum - MLB Forum - Fantasy & College Baseball Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 10-19-2006, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 13,696
Cuba drifts back to Cardenas

"Beisbol," a traveling baseball exhibit paying tribute to Latin American baseball that first debuted at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., opens Saturday at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum with a reception for former Reds great Leo Cardenas, the Cuban-born shortstop who lives in Madisonville.

There isn't a more fitting Red to focus on than Cardenas, who is full of stories about his homeland - including one that ends with him being struck by a revolutionary's bullet while playing a game.

Nowadays, Guantanamo Bay on Cuba's far southeastern tip is known for its naval base and site of a detainee camp of alleged terrorists. But when Cardenas was a boy, he knew it as the place he went to play baseball on Sundays for five pesos a game.

complete article
truebluefan is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Baseball Forum - MLB Forum - Fantasy & College Baseball Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome