Monday, June 20

Havana Sugar Kings


Wikipedia - "The Havana Sugar Kings were a Cuban-based minor league baseball team that played in the Class AAA International League from 1954 to 1960. They were affiliated with Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds, and their home stadium was El Gran Estadio del Cerro (sometimes called Gran Stadium) in Havana, Cuba. The Sugar Kings began life in 1946 as the Havana Cubans, founded by Washington Senators scout Joe Cambria. They played in the old Class C (later Class B) Florida International League. In 1954, Roberto 'Bobby' Maduro bought the team, moved it to the International League, and renamed it the Sugar Kings. ..."
Wikipedia
NY Times: In Havana, Remembering a Minor League Championship
Havana’s Forgotten Baseball Team Played A Key Role In U.S.-Cuba Relations
ESPN - SC Featured: Sugar Kings (Video)
vimeo: Documentary about the Havana Sugar Kings., 1959 Junior World Series: Havana Sugar Kings vs. Minneapolis Millers

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