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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 11 / 12 / 2014

The latest edition of the National Baseball Hall of Fame was held in 1961, and now, after 53 years of inactivity, researchers, journalists and sportscasters have decided to take up this initiative.

Now were chosen the top 10 figures entering the room: in the period 1874-1961, were exalted the referee Amado Maestri and players Esteban Bellan, Camilo Pascual, Conrado Marrero and Orestes Minoso. From 1961 to the present were elected Omar Linares, Orestes Kindelan, Luis Giraldo Casanova, Antonio Munoz and Braudilio Vinent.

Dozens of scholars, journalists, commentators and other persons related to baseball in Cuba participated in the National Symposium for the rescue of the Hall of Fame, which held 68 exaltations from October 1939 (date of creation) and 1961.

The filmmaker Ian Padron, chief coordinator of the event, stressed the importance of resuming the project to recognize the work of thousands of players, coaches and baseball referees on the island.

Sponsored by the National Directorate of discipline, the conference included the presentation of the project for the creation of the Cuban Baseball Museum in the old Vedado Tennis Club, today Club José Antonio Echeverría in Havana.

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