Cuba and the United States will play baseball in July
- Submitted by: Camila
- 02 / 21 / 2015
USA Baseball and Cuban Baseball Federation announced the continuation of their friendly series when both nations will be measured this summer on American soil.
The friendly series between the university national cast of USA and Cuba's national team, started in 1987 and resumed in 2012, will see its fourth consecutive year between the two powers baseball this summer, and has seen Havana receive the Northerners in 2012 and 2014, and Cubans to travel to the US in the 2013 edition.
This time the series will be held entirely in the state of North Carolina, in the eastern United States. Specifically three complexes will house the clashes between the two casts, the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC, on July 1 and 6, while the Durham Bulls will host crashes July 2 and 3 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and the Charlotte Knights host the game July 4th - Independence Day in the United States - in the BB & T Ballpark in Charlotte.
The National Collegiate cast of the United States and Cuba have played a total of 100 crashes from 1984 to date, and Cubans hold favorable balance of 65-35 (.650). However, the United States, with its swept 5-0, 2013, now holds a winning record of 22-20 (.524) on American soil.
Meanwhile, when even Cuba should not submit their biggest international stars residents on the island to this series, much more interesting is to see what the director to the national cast bring this series. For its part, the US cast this time will be led by the manager of St. John's University, Ed Blankmeyer.
Source: Havana Times