Monthly Archives: July 2001

Softball forms friendships between Cuba and the U.S.

HAVANA (July 12, 2001) — WHAT most impressed Dennis Wheelus, trainer of the Florence Panthers, the women’s junior softball team, was the friendship that the Cuban softball players showed towards his team.

Wheelus said he felt honoured by the invitation of the Cuban Olympic team to play four games with his team. For this coach, the biggest moment was when the two teams intermixed to play a few innings and the Cubans, who have more experience, began to give his girls pointers as if they had played together all their lives. He stated that the Cubans are very advanced in their level and during this week, his players really learned how to play softball. Continue reading

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