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  • 12 / 30 / 2014

The selection of Occidentales won 9-4 last Sunday to their opponent Orientales in All-Star Game, the last match of the 54th National Baseball Series in 2014.

The prelude to this game was the home run derby won by the ballplayer Alfredo Despaigne after connecting three homers, which allowed him to overtake Alexander Malleta and Alexei Bell.

The party was opened by lefty Cionel Pérez, Occidentales team, and the first chapter Orientales scored the first run of the game, by Roel Santos. But in the second inning homer Lourdes Gourriel located at Occidentales 3-1 ahead on the board, a position held until the end.

By winning squad, the best hitter was Lourdes Gourriel, connecting 5-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored.

Before the game, held at the Martyrs of Barbados stadium in the city of Bayamo, Granma, were given the accreditation to the first 10 players entering the Hall of Fame of Cuban Baseball, reopened last November after more than five decades plates.

At the ceremony were inducted into the Hall, Esteban Bellan, Camilo Pascual, Orestes Miñoso, Amado Maestri and Conrado Marrero, stellar figures of the first period in Cuban baseball, the first game was held on December 27, 1874 in the Palmar Stadium Junco , Matanzas.

Also received recognition Luis Giraldo Casanova, Orestes Kindelan, Braudilio Vinent and Antonio Muñoz, star players of the last fifty years in the series of the island.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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