Cuban Baseball: return to the roots

The colloquium “Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: from utopia to reality” will be on session on November 7 and 8 at the Adolfo Luque Hall of the Latinoamericano Stadium with the participation of over a hundred guests from all provinces of the country.

During the event, sponsored by the Cuban Baseball Federation, a project for the creation of the Cuban Baseball Museum and re-founding of the Hall of Fame will be presented. Cuba had a Hall of Fame opened in 1939 which received 68 inductions until January 1961.

This project was carried out by the Group of enthusiasts for the re-founding of the Hall of Fame, which is coordinated by the filmmaker Ian Padron and integrated by historians, chroniclers, statisticians and individuals related to baseball in dissimilar ways. In addition, this group aims at rescuing December 29th as the Day of Cuban Baseball, date instituted before the triumph of the Revolution in tribute to the first game played during the first tournament held in 1878.

Within the framework of the colloquium, the members of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee will be chosen, that is, those responsible for selecting the inducted figures of Cuban baseball. The Chroniclers and Historians Baseball Association shall also be created.

The colloquium will be a good space to reflect and discuss on the headquarters of the museum facility so required to rescue the first Hall of Fame created 75 years ago. Cuba needs an enclosure that treasures the 150 years of history of its baseball. This event shall be crucial for the future rescue of the historical memory of Cuban national sport.

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